India Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a red warning for Odisha for heavy rain under the influence of low pressure area and subsequent concentration into depression by tomorrow (Aug 19). According to IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at several places of Odisha on August 19 and 20.
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.
The officials have been asked to monitor possible flood situation in critical districts, and in case of problems, they will discuss with district Collectors and take necessary steps. Here’s what the Engineer-in-chief of Water Resources Dept said on the current situation in Odisha.
Swelling of rivers has inundated several parts of Odisha. Watch these visuals from Sambalpur, Binika, Bargarh, Baramba, Boudh, and Basta as the state faces a possible flood situation.
A flood-like situation is emerging in Odisha amid heavy rainfall. Drone footages show the extent of flooding in the neighbouring state of Chhattisgarh.
Meanwhile, the Ganga basin comprising large parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal has been witnessing continuous flooding due to the combined effect of river runoff from Yamuna and northern tributaries of Ganga, including those coming from Nepal.
Gajapati: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will distribute LPG cylinders at subsidised rates in three flood-hit districts-Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada. According to sources, beneficiaries under the Ujjwala scheme can avail a cylinder at Rs 200 while non-beneficiaries will have to pay Rs 1200 per cylinder. Apart from that, oil companies will provide assistance in […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held discussions with the concerned officials today and reviewed the possible flood situation in the State, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi. “A review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister was held on tackling the possible flood situation. CM directed all the district collectors to remain alert and take all […]
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed government functionaries and district administration to be prepared for a possible flood situation. Patnaik, during a review meeting at the State Secretariat in Bhubaneswar asked the administration to be on high alert. “7.5 lakh cusecs water will flow through Munduli barrage by 3 pm due to which a […]
Bhubaneswar: Heavy rain wreaked havoc in many parts of Odisha on Monday, throwing normal life out of gear. While many bridges were washed away by flood water, a few approach roads collapsing with flood-like situation in other areas has crippled the lives of thousands of people. Owing to the heavy showers in the past two […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation continues to pose threat in the State as water level in Baitarani river is still above the danger mark at several places. As per the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) the river swelled to 39.120 metre crossing the danger mark of 38.360 at Anandpur in Keonjhar district. More than 10 villages under […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Gujarat to conduct aerial survey of the flood situation in his home state. Modi’s visit comes in the wake of a request from Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. The Prime Minister left for Gujarat after the swearing-in ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind. Torrential rains caused […]
Bhubaneswar: With very severe cyclonic storm Titli making landfall in Gopalpur early morning today leading to a downpour in eight districts, Odisha is now staring at a possible flood situation in its coastal belt, an official said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places, and extremely […]
Bhubaneswar: Educational institutions were closed, roads snapped at several places and normal life was thrown out of gear in many parts of Odisha today following heavy rains since last 24 hours. Low lying areas in almost all disctricts including the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar remained waterlogged due to the incessant rain triggered by […]
Gunupur: Almost 12 days after the landfall of Cyclone Titli and post floods, train services to and from Gunupur station resumed today following completion of the Naupada-Gunupur rail line repair work. As per sources, first an empty engine and later another train was run over the repaired track on a trial basis. Officials of the […]