Tag: Flood

Titli Aftermath: SRC pegs property loss at Rs 2,765 cr

Bhubaneswar: Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today pegged the loss suffered due to Cyclone Titli and the resultant flood at around Rs 2,765 crore stating that the loss amount could increase as the final reports are yet to come. Sethi informed that a total of 8,125 villages under 128 blocks of 17 districts have been […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Cyclone Titli Impact: Naveen decides to keep birthday celebrations sombre

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday declared not to celebrate his 73rd birthday expressing solidarity with people who are affected by Cyclone Titli and the subsequent floods in some parts of the State. Besides, the Chief Minister’s Office has issued a directive asking ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats not to throng Naveen Niwas to celebrate […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
Amid looming flood threat, Odisha put on alert

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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha districts battle with flood situation after Cyclone Daye

Malkangiri/Balasore: Situation in Malkangiri and other districts continue to remain grim after experiencing heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ two days ago. While communication to places including Kalimela, Padia, Motu, Balimela, MV-11, MV-37 and Korkanda have been cut-off, acres of farmland still remain submerged in flood water due to […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
District collectors put on alert; officials to stay put in headquarters: SRC

Bhubaneswar: With impending threat of floods in the state owing to incessant rains lashing almost all parts over the past few days, the district collectors have been asked to be on alert to meet with any exigency. In a letter to the collectors today, the Special Relief Commissioner has asked them to maintain vigil and […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Special Relief Commissioner dismisses possibility of flood in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: There is no flood-like situation in Mahanadi and the water discharge at Mundali has reduced, informed Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today. “Currently, less than 4.5 lakh cusec of water is being discharged. The water level in Baitarani has also come down so there is no chance of flood,” Sethi said. “Rainfall in last […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Hirakud Dam releases season's first flood water

Sambalpur: The Hirakud dam today released season’s first flood water from the reservoir at around 12 pm. After performing a ‘puja’, the sluice gate no. 7 was opened first. Later seven more gates were opened in phased manner. There are plans to open 15 more gates later in the day, informed Hirakud Chief Engineer Jyotirmaya Rath. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Hirakud Dam to release season’s first flood water tomorrow

Sambalpur: In order to manage the rising water level due the incessant rain since last couple of days, the Hirakud Dam will release the first flood water of the season from the reservoir tomorrow. Hirakud Chief Engineer Jyotirmaya Rath informed, “The first flood water will be released between 10 am and 11 am tomorrow. However, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
After 'no flood' assurances, SRC now alerts of low to medium scale flood

Bhubaneswar: After “No flood” assurances, the Special Relief Commissioner today alerted of a low to medium scale flood in the Mahanadi river system. With torrential and incessant rain continuing to lash several parts of the state including upper catchment and lower areas of Mahanadi, a low to medium scale flood could be possible in the […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Rain fury in Odisha: Civic bodies in crisis management-mode

Bhubaneswar: With heavy rain lashing twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar along with most parts of Odisha for the past 24 hours, flood-like situation and widespread waterlogging has brought life to a standstill putting the civic body authorities on their toes. Capital city Bhubaneswar, which recorded 180 mm of rain in last 24 hours, continues […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Thunderstorm alert for 19 districts; Flood situation likely in Odisha, informs SRC

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre Saturday issued heavy rain and thunderstorm alert for 19 districts in Odisha. The thunderstorm alert has been issued for Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Malkangiri, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Koraput districts till 1.15 pm today. Meanwhile, the water level of several […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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Incessant rain triggers flood-like situation across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Incessant rain continued to lash Odisha triggering flood-like situation in many places today. According to reports, many low-lying areas in Bhawanipatna of Kalahandi district were inundated following heavy rainfall . Hati and Tel rivers are in spate leaving as many as 15 villages of Lanjigarh block cut-off from other parts of the district. A […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Weak embankments: Flood threat haunts people in Bhadrak and Balasore

Balasore/Bhadrak: Though the fresh spell of monsoon rains provided much needed relief to people in several parts of the State, residents of Balasore and Bhadrak are having sleepless nights due to poor weak embankments in their respective districts. According to sources, the left embankment of Baitarini river is in dilapidated condition while the British-era anicut […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Disaster preparedness: Govt to conduct state-wide mock drill on June 19

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has prepared to conduct a state-wide mock drill on June 18, 2018 to check efficacy of the preparedness of disaster management ahead of the monsoon season when the State generally witnesses natural disasters like cyclones and floods. A mock drill on management of flood and cyclone will be held on June […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Hurricane Harvey devastates Texas with 'unprecedented floods'

Washington: Catastrophic and life-threatening flooding continued in Texas, forcing residents of the US city to flee their homes in anticipation of several more days of “unprecedented” rainfall. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Houston and an ever-expanding swath of cities and towns in the region remained under siege on Monday morning by torrential rain and […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021