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.
Incessant rain in upper catchment areas has led to the rise in water level of Jalaka River, which is flowing above the danger mark at Mathani in Balasore.
Over 1,500 people of around 200 families residing in Bangali Sahi, Ghutu Sahi and Bal Sahi have remained stranded since Monday.
The water level at Hirakud dam now stands at 628.23 ft against the full capacity of 630ft. Excess water is being released through 12 gates. The current inflow into the dam is 2,98,000 cusecs per second while the outflow is 2,25,000 cusecs.
After a record-breaking rainfall wreaked havoc in several parts of Odisha for almost three days causing widespread deluge and destruction of property, and some human casualties, the State Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Tuesday asked the Collectors of all districts to take immediate measures to make an assessment of damages in the affected areas.
Despite no monsoon rains in Chhattisgarh to date, the Hirakud reservoir level is currently 5 ft over the Rule Curve level of 595 ft till July 1. The rising water level in Brahmani basin needs monitoring when more rains predicted in Jharkhand during next 48 hrs
Puri: Locals of Rahangarada village have been left grappling with problems after the flood that hit the district in August this year. Several roads connecting the village with different areas have either been washed away or partially damaged. Transport and communication facilities have been severely affected. Even ambulance is unable to reach the village as […]
Bhubaneswar: A six-member Central team, which arrived in Odisha on a two-day visit yesterday, will visit flood-affected Jajpur and Puri district on Thursday to assess the damages. According to sources, the team led by Union Home Ministry joint secretary Praveen Vashista will discuss with the farmers and district collectors about the loss incurred by the […]
Bhubaneswar: Several parts of Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall in the next 24 hours, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday. The cyclonic circulation over west central Bay of Bengal and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal off South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, north Tamil Nadu coasts extending upto 2.1 km above mean sea level […]
Kendrapara: BJP national vice president Baijayant Panda has alleged substandard embankment work at Benipur under Derabish block in the district and demanded a probe into the matter. Panda, who visited the flood affected areas in the district, said, “Crores of rupees were spent in the construction of the embankment a few months ago. However, a […]
Puri/Balasore: The flood situation in several parts of Odisha continues to remain grim. Though the water level of major rivers has resided, water logging is still prevalent in many parts of the State. According to sources, Nimapada in Puri district is waterlogged due to the flood water from Dhanua River. As many as 13 panchayats […]
Bhubaneswar: Even though the flood situation in Odisha is yet to improve, a fresh cyclonic circulation over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rainfall in several parts of the State pounding more miseries on people. Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Wednesday issued heavy rainfall and thunderstorm warning for 12 districts of the State notably […]
Puri/Jajpur: With a towel on his head, a teary-eyed elderly man stuttered his helplessness while standing in chest-deep flood water right in the middle of his village. If his account of the current flood situation in Matiapada village under Puri’s Kanas block is to be believed, no relief material has reached him since the floodwater […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continues to remain grim with water level in major rivers in spate across the State yet to recede considerably in the wake of high tidal condition due to full moon, Chief Engineer of State Water Resources department Jyotirmaya Rath said Tuesday. “The full moon system is restricting the flood […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday announced to provide an immediate assistance of 50 KG rice and Rs 500 to each families in the severely flood-hit districts of the State. The announcement was made after the Chief Minister conducted an aerial survey of flood affected areas in the State today. “Undertook an aerial […]
Bhubaneswar: The opposition BJP in Odisha on Monday launched a scathing attack on BJD in connection with reported blowing off of Kelua river embankment in Jajpur district and alleged involvement of the ruling party leaders in the mischievous act. Addressing a presser here, BJP State general secretary Lekhasri Samantsinghar said, “The 300 feet breach in […]
Sambalpur: With gradual decrease in the inflow of water into Mahanadi River from the upper catchment areas of Chhattisgarh, the Hirakud dam authorities have closed four more sluice gates of the reservoir. At present, the inflow of floodwater in Hirakud is 4,94,094 lakh cusecs per second while the outflow is 6,65,624 lakh cusecs per second. […]
Bhubaneswar: Flood has affected at least 14 lakh people across 20 districts of the State, the State Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena informed on Sunday. A total of 3256 villages under 896 Gram Panchayats in 112 blocks have been hit due to massive flood resulting in the wake of incessant rainfall due to back to […]
Bhubaneswar: The incessant rainfall triggered by low pressures has aggravated flood situation in different parts of Odisha. So far, 32 breaches have been formed in major river systems in different parts of the State. Of the 36 breaches, nearly 24 have been formed in Jajpur district while Bari block has been worst hit by the […]
Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: The flood water from Mahanadi River system entered Ansupa Lake park at Athagarh in Cuttack district and also left the famous hot spring Atri in Khordha district inundated on Sunday. According to sources, water is flowing eight to 10-foot above in the area while nine panchayats under Uttar Banki and Tigiria blocks have been […]
Bhubaneswar: The flood situation in Odisha continued to remain grim with major rivers across the State swelling on Sunday. The flood in Mahanadi River system has inundated several parts of the State while excess flood water continues to be released through 46 sluice gates of Hirakum Dam. According to sources, low-lying areas like Kainmundi, Sukhuakhela […]
Bhubaneswar: Amid Coronavirus pandemic, it seems nature has unleashed its fury in Odisha. Series of low pressures on Bay of Bengal has now resulted in severe flood situation in the State destroying at least 3 lakh hectares of farmland, leaving as many as 16 people dead and 8 lakh others badly hit. Addressing presser after […]
Cuttack: Panic gripped the residents of Banki after floodwater entered nearby villages and farmlands in Bhagipur panchyat after an embankment on Mahanadi River caved in near Gayalbanka area here on Saturday. According to sources, initially, a breach measuring around five-foot wide was formed which later widened to around 60-foot causing a heavy flooding in the […]
Bhubaneswar: Odisha government on Saturday deputed senior bureaucrats to oversee flood management in several vulnerable districts of the State. Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy informed that senior officers- Hemant Sharma, DK Singh, Vishal Dev, BP Sethi, VV Yadav, Satyabrata Sahu and RDC- have been asked to monitor the flood situation in Kendrapara, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, […]
Cuttack: While incessant rain in the upper catchment areas has forced Hirakud dam authorities to open 46 sluice gates, flood threat in Mahanadi River system looms large now leaving nearby residents worried. This morning, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena stated that the inflow into Hirakud reservoir has increased by more than 1 lakh cusec […]