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Tag: Flood Threat

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Three-day-old baby rescued from house marooned in floodwaters in Odisha

Time and again, adversities have led us to something truly hopeful and inspiring. These images are from Punasita village in Balasore district, which has been grappling with flooding due to rise in the water level of Jalaka River.

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Flood Threat In Subarnarekha, Low-Lying Villages In Balasore Put On Alert

Subarnarekha river, which continues to swell due to incessant rain in the upper catchment, is flowing above danger mark at Rajghat in Balasore district

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Wobbling Moon To Trigger Massive Flooding Worldwide, Warns NASA

According to a study by NASA, Earth is expected to see a four-fold rise in the number of floods as the lunar cycle accompanied by the climate crisis will lead to a rise in sea levels. 

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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 […]

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Cuttack Collector conducts surprise visit during night at Sadar Tehsil office

Cuttack: Amidst apprehension of possible flood, the Cuttack district administration had issued direction to government officials to remain alert and carry out their duties round-the-clock. However, such directions are allegedly ignored as the officials are not joining their respective duties. The matter came to light during the surprise visit of Cuttack Collector Bhawani Shankar Chayani […]

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Hirakud Dam opens 20 gates; 'no flood threat in lower catchment areas'

Bhubaneswar: A day after opening one of the gates as a customary measure, the authorities of Hirakud Dam today opened as many as 20 sluice gates to release floodwater entering the reservoir. The decision to open 20 gates was taken keeping in view the heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas of the Mahanadi River […]

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Heavy Rain In Odisha: Death toll at 9; medium flood alert in Mahanadi

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner today informed that as many as nine people have so far lost their lives in rain and flood-related mishaps in the State. While two persons have died in Kalahandi district, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Malkangiri have recorded one deaths each either due to flash flood, snakebites or mudslides. As per the latest […]

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Flood threat looms large as Baitarani River embankment caves in

Bhadrak: Panic gripped the villagers of Sathibankuda under Chandbali block in the district after a major portion of Baitarani River embankment collapsed late on Friday night. According to reports, the embankment which protects 10 villages of four panchayats including Olaga, Sundarpur, Nandapur and Aradi of the district developed a crack in the evening yesterday. Later […]

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Flood threat looms large in Boudh, Subarnapur; villagers in panic

Sonepur/Boudh: Villagers living alongside Mahanadi river in Boudh and Subarnapur districts are a harried lot as flood water is being released from Hirakud Dam through 25 gates today. Moreover, water flowing from upper catchment areas of Mahanadi has caused swelling of the river though rain has subsided. By now, acres of farmland have been inundated […]

Flood threat looms large in Odisha, Collectors of 3 districts put on alert

Bhubaneswar: In view of the heavy rain forecast in the next 24 hours, Odisha Government on Monday asked collectors of three districts—Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Jajpur to remain alert to tackle any possible emergency. The precautionary measure has been taken to minimize the loss of life and property in case of a ‘possible flood’ in view […]

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