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Tag: Flood Alert

Flood Threat In Odisha
Flood Threat In Odisha: Jalaka River Flows Over Danger Mark

Incessant rain in upper catchment areas has led to the rise in water level of Jalaka River, which is flowing above the danger mark at Mathani in Balasore.

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Flood Alert Sounded For Jajpur, Bhadrak & Kendrapara

Bhubaneswar: Baitarani River may trigger flood in low-lying areas of Jajpur and Bhadrak districts by tomorrow morning, special relief commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said on Tuesday. “Even though there is no flood situation as of now, heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Baitarani in Keonjhar may lead to deluge. The river is flowing […]

North-East states alerted after landslide on Brahmaputra upstream

New Delhi: Indian states through which the river Brahmaputra flows have been alerted to take precautionary measures following a landslide in the mainstream of the Yarlong Zangbo, as the river is known in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday. “On October 17, the Chinese side informed us about […]

Cyclone Titli Aftermath: Flood situation eases in Odisha, but miseries continue

Bhubaneswar: There has been no let up in the overall flood situation even though waters started to recede almost two days after the heavy rain which lashed several parts of Odisha under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm ‘Titli’. Most parts of north Odisha as well as others pockets in coastal districts had earlier […]

Incessant rain brings southern Odisha to its knees; rivers in spate

Bhubaneswar: Due to a well-marked low pressure-turned-depression over Northwest Bay of Bengal off West Bengal and north Odisha coast, several places in Odisha especially southern districts have been battered by torrential rains leading to a flood-like situation. Several districts like Malkangiri, Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada and Kalahandi have received heavy to very heavy rainfall in the […]

No flood-like situation in State: Deputy Relief Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: The state government today ruled out possibility of flood like situation in the state following heavy downpour for the last two days. Despite rainfall there is no possibility of a flood-like situation in the state as of now, informed State’s Deputy Relief Commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra. All district administrations were alerted four days ago […]

Cracks in river embankments trigger flood panic in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Panic gripped locals following collapse of river embankments in separate places in Odisha. The Uparashailo river embankment in Padhani panchayat under Dhamnagar block of Bhadrak district has collapsed 250 ft below triggering concerns. Locals claimed that even as a solid stone packing was done to prevent erosion of the embankment, heavy and incessant rainfall […]

After 'no flood' assurances, SRC now alerts of low to medium scale flood

Bhubaneswar: After “No flood” assurances, the Special Relief Commissioner today alerted of a low to medium scale flood in the Mahanadi river system. With torrential and incessant rain continuing to lash several parts of the state including upper catchment and lower areas of Mahanadi, a low to medium scale flood could be possible in the […]

District collectors put on alert; officials to stay put in headquarters: SRC

Bhubaneswar: With impending threat of floods in the state owing to incessant rains lashing almost all parts over the past few days, the district collectors have been asked to be on alert to meet with any exigency. In a letter to the collectors today, the Special Relief Commissioner has asked them to maintain vigil and […]

Flood alert issued for 4 blocks as Rengali dam opens more gates

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: Flood alert has been issued for Bari and Binjharpur blocks in Jajpur district, Aul and Rajkanika in Kendrapara district keeping in view the release of flood water from Rengali Dam on Thursday, said Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. “The excess water released from the Rengali dam crossed Jenapur today. Hence the alert has […]