Tag: Flood

Woman fights for life as ambulance gets stuck in flood water

Malkangiri: At a time when incessant rains in several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has deteriorated the flood situation, a woman reportedly has been fighting for life in an ambulance which remained unmoved in Malkangiri owing to overflowing water. The woman, identified as Rame Padiami of Keriaguda village under Pidia block […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Flood situation improving, Dornier choppers to study situation in cut off areas: SRC

Bhubaneswar/Rayagada/Bhawanipatna: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today said flood situation is improving even as several villages remain cut off in Kalahandi and Rayagada districts. “Flood situation in Kalahandi is improving. Cooked food is being distributed to the victims taking shelters at schools. Two ODRAF teams have camped in the district to tackle any possible eventuality. […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Low pressure to turn into depression over Odisha; cautionary Signal-III hoisted at 3 ports

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to turn into depression during the next 24 hours resulting in heavy rain in the State. Besides, Cautionary Signal-III has been hoisted at three ports in the State and fishermen advised not to venture into the sea. “The associated upper air cyclonic circulation […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rayagada flood situation improves as rivers recede; food airdropped to marooned

Kalyansinghpur/Rayagada: Flood situation in Rayagada district improved slightly as river Kalyani and Nagavali started receding since last night. Thousands of people were still marooned in several villages. The government started airdropping of food packets to the marooned people at Majhiguda, Kumbharguda, Brahmana Sahi, Kumbharsahi and Sai Nagar. The district administration has also started serving cooked […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
As flood situation wreaks havoc, political parties begin blame game

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has held Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik responsible for the flood situation in Southern Odisha as the latter is in charge of the Department of Water Resources. State BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty, in a press meet on Sunday, alleged that absence of any project on prominent five rivers of Odisha – Bansadhara, […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Rain wreaks havoc in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: Heavy downpour across Kalahandi district especially in Thuamul Rampur block has paralysed normal life as road communication to interior areas has been disrupted. Vehicular communication between Junagarh and Dharmagarh, Bhawanipatna, Nabarangpur came to a standstill as water in Hati river has crossed bridge level due to incessant rain in upper catchment and release of […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Odisha govt develops Real Time Flood Forecasting Model

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said that the BJD government has developed a Real Time Flood Forecasting Model for the entire Mahanadi river basin for controlling flood in a much better way in the State. “This model will help us in accomplishing better flood control and its management through early warning systems in […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Flood situation improves in Balasore

Balasore: Though the floodwaters of Subararekha and Jalaka rivers are still flowing over the danger mark in Balasore district, the district administration today claimed that the flood situation has improved as the water level of both the rivers has started receding. By 12 PM today, water level of Subararekha was flowing at a height of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Flood situation grim in Balasore

Balasore: With alarming rise in the water level of Subarnarekha and Jalaka rivers, flood situation in Balasore district in North Odisha has become grim. Reports said while the water level of Subararekha has crossed the danger mark at Rajghat, water level of Jalaka river has crossed the danger mark at Mathani this morning. Till reports […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Subarnarekha in spate: High alert sounded in Mayurbhanj, Balasore

Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha river rising at an alarming rate, the Odisha government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts. About 3 lakh cusec of water has been released from Jharkhand into river Subarnarekha, which is likely to reach Rajghat early tomorrow morning, Deputy Relief Commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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No flood threat due to release of Mahanadi water: Govt

The state government today assured the people that there is no threat of floods in the lower catchment areas of Mahanadi due to the release of water from Hirakud dam tomorrow

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Stay prepared for floods, CM tells depts, collectors

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed all departments and the district collectors to remain fully prepared to tackle a possible flood situation in the state. “The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted surplus rainfall during the current year 2016. Therefore, probability of flood this year appears very high. Keeping this in view, we have […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Rain alert issued; 423 houses damaged

Bhubaneswar: With IMD predicting heavy precipitation in interior and northern Odisha, the state government today issued alerts in four districts as pounding rain left 423 houses damaged in Malkangiri district and affected road connection at many places. “The collectors of Bargarh, Balangir, Balasore and Bhadrak districts have been put on alert in view of the […]

  • Friday, 16 July 2021
Odisha to waive exam fees in cyclone and flood hit areas

Berhampur: Odisha government has decided to waive the examination fees for Class IX and X in the cyclone and flood affected areas in the state.

  • Thursday, 15 July 2021
22 killed in Indonesia flash floods, landslides

Jakarta: At least 22 people including children were killed and 15 others wounded as flash floods and landslides struck West and North Sumatra provinces of Indonesia, officials said on Saturday. The disaster also destroyed 48 houses while evacuation and search operations for the missing were underway, National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021