Tag: Flood Threat

Flood Fear Again!
Incessant Rain & Depression Update: Jalaka River breaches danger level, Indravati canal collapses

Panic gripped the residents of low-lying areas in Balasore district after Jalaka River breached the danger mark. Villagers fear yet another flood as the river has swelled above 6.29 metre against the danger mark of 5.50 metre.

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  • Monday, 12 September 2022
Balasore, Mayurbhanj receive heavy rainfall
Mayurbhanj, Balasore receive heavy rainfall, no flood threat in Budhabalanga: SRC

Addressing a presser here in Bhubaneswar, Jena said three blocks of Balasore received more than 200mm rainfall with Bhograi receiving highest 226mm rainfall. Similarly, 16 blocks of Mayurbhanj district received more than 100mm rainfall followed by 100-50mm rainfall in five blocks of Keonjhar district. 

  • Saturday, 20 August 2022
Top Official On Flood Situation In Odisha | OTV News
Top Official On Flood Situation In Odisha

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.

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  • Sunday, 14 August 2022
 Dam Gates Open
Flood Threat! 30 Gates Of Hirakud Dam In Odisha Opened

Flood Threat! 30 Gates Of Hirakud Dam In Odisha Opened

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  • Saturday, 13 August 2022
Hirakud Dam
Minor flood likely in Mahanadi, Baitarani breaches danger mark

A minor flood is likely in Mahanadi river provided heavy rainfall activities continue in upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh and downstream in Odisha, said Engineer-in-chief, Water Resources Bijay Kumar Mishra on Saturday.

  • Saturday, 13 August 2022
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Rain alert: Wet spell to continue in Odisha for next 5 days, flood threat in Mahanadi

A flood-like situation is expected on Mahanadi due to excess rainfall in the upper catchment areas of Chhattisgarh. More water is entering Hirakud dam due to heavy rainfall in Chhattisgarh.

  • Thursday, 11 August 2022
baby rescued from house
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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  • Wednesday, 22 September 2021
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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

  • Monday, 02 August 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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. 

  • Thursday, 15 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Cuttack Collector
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021