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Tag: Flood In Odisha

500 Feet Breach In Jalaka River In Balasore Triggers Massive Flooding Scare
500 ft Breach In Jalaka River Embankment Triggers Major Flooding Scare In Balasore District

The floodwater from the river meanwhile is expected to further inundate several Panchayats in two Blocks - Basta and Balasore Sadar - which are already water-logged. 

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No Chance Of Flood In Odisha Anymore, Informs Chief Engineer Of Water Resources Dept

There is no chance of flood in Odisha currently, since water levels of various rivers in the state have gone below the danger mark. This information was given by Chief Engineer Of Water Resources Department, Dhiren Samal on Saturday (Sept 18).

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Odisha Water Resources Chief Engineer Rules Out Possibility Of Imminent Flood In State
No Imminent Flood Threat From River Systems In Odisha, Says Top Water Official

Chief Engineer, Water Resources Dhiren Samal informed that the water level in the basins of Mahanadi, Baitarani, Brahmani and other rivers is either stable or on a receding trend. “So, there is little likelihood of escalation of flood situation in these systems,” he assured.

Odisha: 2 Minor Siblings Die After Drowning In Flood Water In Backyard Of House
Odisha: 2 Minor Siblings Die After Drowning In Flood Water In Backyard Of House

The siblings were later found in the vicinity of their home in critical condition after they were washed away by the strong water current. 

Rain Fury In Odisha: SRC Orders Damage Assessment In A Week
Rain Fury In Odisha: SRC Orders To Assess Damages In A Week For Compensation

After a record-breaking rainfall wreaked havoc in several parts of Odisha for almost three days causing widespread deluge and destruction of property, and some human casualties, the State Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday asked the Collectors of all districts to take immediate measures to make an assessment of damages in the affected areas.

Baitarani To Cross Danger Mark At Akhupada
Heavy Rains In Odisha: Hirakud Water Level  Nearing FRL, Baitarani To Cross Danger Mark in Next 48 Hrs

Even as few places in the upper Mahanadi basin region in Odisha are predicted to record 9mm rainfall per hour on September 14, there is unlikely any emerging flood situation in the Mahanadi. Severe flood forecast as Baitarani will cross danger mark at Akhupada.

Odisha 2020 Round-Up: Super Cyclone, Floods, Controversies - The Unwanted Guests Amid State's Pandemic Woes
Odisha 2020 Round-Up: Super Cyclone, Floods, Controversies - The Unwanted Guests Amid State's Pandemic Woes

Bhubaneswar: The coronavirus pall of 2020 was writ large on Odisha like the rest of the world in a year that also brought with it the vagaries of nature, as a super cyclone and floods left a trail of destruction in the coastal State. Amid the pandemic crisis, various controversies especially towards the final months […]

Flood Situation Continues To Remain Grim In Several Odisha Districts
Flood Situation Continues To Remain Grim In Several Odisha Districts

Puri/Balasore: The flood situation in several parts of Odisha continues to remain grim. Though the water level of major rivers has resided, water logging is still prevalent in many parts of the State. According to sources, Nimapada in Puri district is waterlogged due to the flood water from Dhanua River. As many as 13 panchayats […]

Cyclonic Circulation Over BoB: More Rain Alert For Odisha Amid Flood

Bhubaneswar: Even though the flood situation in Odisha is yet to improve, a fresh cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of the State pounding more miseries on people. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Wednesday issued heavy rainfall and thunderstorm warning for 12 districts of the State notably […]

‘Flood Water Not Getting Discharged Into Sea Due To Full Moon High Tide’
‘Flood Water Not Getting Discharged Into Sea Due To Full Moon High Tide’

Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continues to remain grim with water level in major rivers in spate across the State yet to recede considerably in the wake of high tidal condition due to full moon, Chief Engineer of State Water Resources department Jyotirmaya Rath said Tuesday. “The full moon system is restricting the flood […]

Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha
Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continued to remain grim with major rivers across the State swelling on Sunday. The flood in Mahanadi River system has inundated several parts of the State while excess flood water continues to be released through 46 sluice gates of Hirakum Dam. According to sources, low-lying areas like Kainmundi, Sukhuakhela […]

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Odisha Flood Updates: Mahanadi In Spate, Submergence In Low Lying Districts

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rain in the upper catchment areas has triggered fear of a moderate flood in the districts adjoining Mahanadi river basin. As per information received from Odisha State Emergency Operation Centre, about 6.52 lakh cusec of water was discharged through a total of 24 gates of Hirakud Dam at 9 am today. The outflow […]

Medium-Level Flood Expected In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC
Medium-Level Flood In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Back to back low pressures may cause medium-level flood in three major rivers of Odisha, informed Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena. “A low to medium-level flood is expected in Bramhani, Baitarani and Subarnarekha river system. All the officials have been put on alert and all precautionary measures have been taken,” Jena said. […]

Flood In Baitarani, Threat Looms Large In Other Major Rivers Of Odisha
Odisha: Flood Threat Looms Over Major Rivers, Baitarani Breaches Danger-Mark

Bhadrak/Balasore: Incessant rains triggered by back to back low pressures over Bay of Bengal have resulted in floods in Baitarani River. Deluge situation also looms large in some other major rivers of the State. In Bhadrak, eight panchayats under Bhandaripokhari block and seven in Dhamnagar block were inundated after floodwater from Baitarani entered the areas. […]

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Odisha Has Set A Global Benchmark In Handling Disaster Management: CM Naveen

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state has set a global benchmark in handling disaster management and the target now was to reduce economic losses caused due to natural calamities like cyclone and floods. Patnaik said this while addressing a function marking the observance of Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day and the […]

Disaster Response Grid To Be Set Up In Odisha: NDRF DG

Bhubaneswar: Drawing lessons from past experiences, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is contemplating to distribute its resources by setting up hubs and sub-centres for better disaster management in all parts of Odisha which is prone to natural catastrophes including floods and cyclones. NDRF DG SN Pradhan informed that Odisha is a pioneer in disaster […]

Downpour batters Odisha, more rain likely

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain, triggered by a low pressure area, battered several low-lying places in Odisha on Friday disrupting road communication, officials said. The meteorological centre here forecast more downpour till Monday and issued warning of a possible flood-like situation and landslide in hilly areas due to incessant rain. The fresh low pressure area now lies […]

10 gates of Hirakud Dam closed

Sambalpur: In view of falling water level in the Hirakud Dam, as many as 10 gates of the reservoir have been closed today, informed the dam officials here on Tuesday. Currently floodwater is being released through 4 sluice gates of the reservoir. While seven gates of the dam was already opened to release flood water, […]

Hirakud Water Triggers Flood-Like Situation In Four Coastal Districts

Bhubaneswar: While the overall situation in western and south districts of Odisha is gradually improving, a flood-like situation has cropped up in four coastal districts of the state including Cuttack, Kendrapara, Khurda and Puri districts. The flood-like situation is mainly due to the rise in water level of several tributaries of Mahanadi after the release […]

Train Services Temporarily Suspended; Many Stranded At Railway Stations

Sambalpur: Train services have been temporarily suspended on Sambalpur-Titlagarh section due to waterlogging on railway tracks at several places, informed JP Mishra, Dy. General Manager East Coast Railway (ECoR). In view of the safety of passengers, the ECoR has decided to temporarily suspend the movement of trains on the route following which several trains are […]

Odisha collectors told to be ready for possible floods

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha witnessing heavy rainfall, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Monday asked the district collectors to remain prepared for a possible flood situation. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted heavy rainfall for the next two days under the influence of low pressure formed in the Bay of Bengal. The SRC said there […]

Flash flood in Odisha: SRC seeks damage assessment report from 9 collectors 

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi has asked the Collectors of nine districts to submit a report on damage caused due to heavy rainfall that triggered flash flood in several parts of the State. The SRC directed the Collectors of–Bolangir, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangur, Rayagada and Sambalpur districts to submit a […]

Heavy rains claim three lives in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The heavy and incessant rains in south and west Odisha earlier this week has claimed at least three lives, left two missing and hit over 1.3 lakh people in nine districts, an official said on Friday. The damage caused by the rain was known after the rain water receded from the submerged areas on […]

Incessant Rain Triggers Flood-Like Situation In Malkangiri, Rayagada & Kandhamal

Malkangiri/Rayagada/Kandhamal: Heavy rain under the impact of deep depression over northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-West Bengal coasts has triggered flood-like situation in several districts of Odisha like Malkangiri, Rayagada and Kandhamal. Water level in major rivers in the three districts has increased due to heavy downpour since yesterday, submerging many roads and bridges. […]

Heavy Rain Lashes Odisha, Several Parts Of Malkangiri Cut-off

Malkangiri/Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain lashed several parts of Odisha triggering flood-like situation in Malkangiri cutting-off several parts of the district. Communication in the district has been severely affected with rainwater flowing above several low-lying bridges in Poteru, Kankoraokonda, Kanyashram, MV-90 and Korkunda areas today. Road connectivity between Malkangiri and Kalimela, Kalimela and Padia & Motu areas […]