Meanwhile, the Hirakud dam authorities today opened four more dates to release excess water. With this, now excess floodwater is being released through 26 gates of the Hirakud reservoir.
Engineer-in-Chief of the State Water Resources Department, Bhakta Ranjan Mohanty said that the state government is ready for any situation.
BJP national president JP Nadda on Sunday took stock of the devastation caused by heavy rains and floods in Himachal Pradesh.The death toll from rain-related incidents in Himachal Pradesh has climbed to 78 over the past week.Rescue operations involving the Army, National and State Disaster Response Forces, Police, and Home Guards are ongoing in the affected areas.
The worst-affected panchayats are Talagopabindha, Bilana, Baro, Kampada and Shyamsundarpur. Due to the flood in the Salandi River, the villages have been marooned for the last nine days.
The flood water already beginning to recede in most parts of Odisha, water-borne diseases have begun to knock on the doors of people in flood-hit areas forcing the Health Department to issue caution.The State government has cautioned people to maintain hygiene in their homes and nearby areas so that there is not an outbreak of any disease.
Senior officials informed that Hirakud recorded an inflow of around 3,50, 000 cusecs while the outflow is almost similar.
Incessant rain for the last couple of days under the influence of a low pressure area has caused landslides and waterlogging in several parts of Odisha.
Briefing the media, Sahu said, “There is an apprehension of a medium-scale flood in Mahanadi river system. Collectors have been asked to submit damage assessment reports once the rain subsides.”
According to SRC’s office, the State has received an average rainfall of 83.8 mm during the last 24 hours. The highest rainfall of 390.6 mm has been recorded in Boudh block in Boudh district, while four blocks have recorded rainfall of more than 300 mm.
According to sources, Raula went to river to take a bath this morning. While she was bathing, suddenly the water level of the river increased due to heavy rain and she was swept away by the strong current.
The residents of Biramaharajpur area in Subarnapur district have been severely affected as floodwater has entered many low-lying villages. Manisapali, Manisapali Jungle, Brahmanipalli, Baraghat and Krushnapalli villages are marooned after Harihara Jore dam released floodwater on Tuesday night.
A massive canal breach has flooded acres of farmland in Puri district of Odisha.A breach of about 20 feet has occured at Nuagaon Distributary Canal under Balanga WR Division Under impact of the rift, water from the canal has so far inundated over 30 acres of farmland
Heavy rain over the last three days has caused a flood-like situation in southern Odisha's Malkangiri district, as large parts have been cut off due to water logging and submersion of roads, an official said on Thursday.
He said 368 water supply schemes of south, north and central zone were affected due to flood and 308 schemes have been repaired till July 18 with the restoration rate being 83.69 per cent.
Several distressing visuals flooded social media. Extensive property damage, loss of lives, and livestock were also reported from different areas.
The water level in the Yamuna River decreased slightly on Sunday morning and reached 206.02 metres, but the waterlogging situation was yet to improve at many places.
Recently, a disturbing visual surfaced on social media that shows a bus with passengers on board getting swept away in raging flood waters while crossing a swollen river.
Just a few hours of rain has flooded the outdoor ward of the District Headquarters Hospital of Bhadrak.
“It is unfortunate that Delhi is flooded today. This situation doesn't come as a surprise to me as the present government has not spent any money on building infrastructure in the city. CM had promised to make Delhi a world-class city.”
Flood water from Yamuna submerges Rajghat and Arterial Road at ITO in Delhi. Watch aerial visuals of waterlogged Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Rajghat and Arterial Road at ITO in the national capital.