Flood is a constant threat for these people and a major issue during elections. Probably why, the voters have never repeated any MLA from the constituency since 2020.
Meanwhile, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das said that after analysing the situation of the schools in areas affected by the flood, the decision of school reopening will be taken by the district administration.
Flood In Odisha - Athagarh Area Reeling Under Massive Flood
The ravaging flood in Mahanadi basin has caused immense hardships for people in several districts of Odisha and the situation is unlikely to change in next 24 hours.
Floodwater has marooned several villages after a rupture in Balarampur gheri embankment. Similarly, Dhiabalarampur village has been cut off from the rest of the region.
Excess water is being released from the Hirakud Dam triggering a rise in water level in several areas in the lower catchment areas. Mahanadi was flowing over danger level near Mundali.
With the flood situation in Odisha worsening, the Engineer-in-Chief of the Water Resources department shared the details regarding the current flood scenario in the State.
A car got stranded and submerged in floodwaters in Athagarh area of Cuttack district, following which the passengers had to be resuced and the vehicle was also pulled out by the locals using a rope.
Several villages in Boudh district have been marooned due to floodwater surge. If reports are anything to go by, as many as 55 villages in the Harbhanga tehsil were cutoff following flashflood in the region. Watch this video.
Even though the Odisha government has predicted a small-scale flood due to release of massive amount of floodwaters from Hirakud Dam in a day or two, several low lying regions of districts from east to west Odisha especially the ones situated around the Mahanadi basin have already witnessed flood situation.
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.
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).
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.
The siblings were later found in the vicinity of their home in critical condition after they were washed away by the strong water current.
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.