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Tag: Odisha Flood

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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Flood Threat In Odisha
Flood Threat In Odisha: Jalaka River Flows Over Danger Mark

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.

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Flood-Like Situation In Jajpur And Mayurbhanj As Rivers Continue To Swell

Over 1,500 people of around 200 families residing in Bangali Sahi, Ghutu Sahi and Bal Sahi have remained stranded since Monday.

Hirakud Dam
21 Lakh People Hit By Heavy Rain In Odisha; Low-To-Medium Flood Expected In Mahanadi

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.

Rain Fury In Odisha: SRC Orders Damage Assessment In A Week
Rain Fury In Odisha: SRC Orders To Assess Damages In A Week For Compensation

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.

June Flood in Odisha?
Odisha: Mahanadi Basin To See Very Heavy Rain On June 15, Level 5 ft over Rule Curve Norm

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

Two Months On, Puri Residents Still Struggle With Flood Aftermath

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 […]

Odisha Floods: Central Team To Visit Jajpur, Puri Today To Assess Damage
Odisha Floods: Central Team To Visit Jajpur, Puri Today To Assess Damage

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 […]

Heavy Rainfall In Odisha
IMD Issues Yellow Warning For 10 Districts Of Odisha

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 […]

BJP National VP Baijayant Panda Alleges ‘Substandard’ Embankment Work In Kendrapara
BJP National VP Baijayant Panda Alleges ‘Substandard’ Embankment Work In Kendrapara

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 […]

Flood Situation Continues To Remain Grim In Several Odisha Districts
Flood Situation Continues To Remain Grim In Several Odisha Districts

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 […]

Cyclonic Circulation Over BoB: More Rain Alert For Odisha Amid Flood

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 […]

Odisha Floods: Gloomy Pictures Continue To Come From Across The State

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 […]

‘Flood Water Not Getting Discharged Into Sea Due To Full Moon High Tide’
‘Flood Water Not Getting Discharged Into Sea Due To Full Moon High Tide’

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 […]

Odisha Flood Update: Immediate Assistance Of 50 Kg Rice, Rs 500 To Severely Affected Families: CM

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 […]

Odisha Floods: ‘Dynamite Used To Create 300 ft breach On Kelua River Embankment In Jajpur’
Odisha Floods: ‘Dynamite Used To Create 300 ft breach On Kelua River Embankment In Jajpur’

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 […]

Odisha Flood Update: 4 More Gates Of Hirakud Dam Closed As Inflow Of Water Decreases

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. […]

Flood Fury Hits 14 Lakh People In Odisha, CM Naveen To Make Aerial Survey Tomorrow

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 […]

Odisha Flood Update: 32 Breaches In Several River Systems In Odisha

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 […]

Watch: Flood Water Enters Famous Ansupa Lake Park, Hot Spring Atri
Watch: Flood Water Enters Famous Ansupa Lake Park, Hot Spring Atri

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 […]

Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha
Flood Situation Remains Grim In Odisha

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 […]

Flood Havoc In Odisha: 16 Dead, 8 Lakh People Hit, 3 Lakh Hectare Farmland Destroyed

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 […]

Watch: The Dramatic Breach Of Embankment On Mahanadi River At Banki As Villagers Panic

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 […]

Odisha Deputes Senior Officers To Monitor Flood Situation In 7 Districts

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, […]

Flood Thereat In Mahanadi Looms As Hirakud Opens 42 Gates
Odisha: Flood Threat Looms Large As Hirakud Dam Opens 46 Sluice Gates

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 […]

Flood Impact: Vegetable Price Skyrocket In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: As if COVID-19 induced lockdowns and shutdowns were not enough, the looming flood threat has pushed vegetable prices through the roof in Odisha. As per reports, all the vegetables that were selling between Rs 20-30/kg just days before are now selling above Rs 50/kg and if the traders are to be believed, then the […]

Watch: Odisha Fire Personnel Rescue Newborn, 5 Others Marooned In Flood

Jajpur: Fire Services personnel on Friday rescued a newborn along with five others who were marooned in floodwaters in Bari area of Jajpur district. As per the reports, two families were stuck in their house after a flash flood in Brahmani river marooned them. The locals informed the nearby fire station in Bari following which […]

Odisha Flood
Odisha Sounds Flood Alert In Mahanadi Basin, 7 Dead In Rain Fury

Bhubaneswar: The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Pradeep Jena today informed that Mahanadi River is likely to experience moderate flood in the coming days. Moreover, seven persons have been killed in rain and flood-related mishaps in different parts of Odisha in the last three days, informed the SRC. As per reports, four deaths have been reported […]

Medium-Level Flood Expected In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC
Medium-Level Flood In Three Odisha Rivers: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Back to back low pressures may cause medium-level flood in three major rivers of Odisha, informed Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena. “A low to medium-level flood is expected in Bramhani, Baitarani and Subarnarekha river system. All the officials have been put on alert and all precautionary measures have been taken,” Jena said. […]

Watch: Flood Water Enters Bhattarika Temple In Odisha

Cuttack: One of the iconic shakti peeths in Odisha, the temple Goddess Bhattarika in Baramba Tehsil of Cuttack district submerged after floodwater from Mahanadi river entered the shrine and its complex. Following the State government’s warning for a possible flood in the Mahanadi river basin, the servitors and officials of the temple administration made all […]

Flood In Baitarani, Threat Looms Large In Other Major Rivers Of Odisha
Odisha: Flood Threat Looms Over Major Rivers, Baitarani Breaches Danger-Mark

Bhadrak/Balasore: Incessant rains triggered by back to back low pressures over Bay of Bengal have resulted in floods in Baitarani River. Deluge situation also looms large in some other major rivers of the State. In Bhadrak, eight panchayats under Bhandaripokhari block and seven in Dhamnagar block were inundated after floodwater from Baitarani entered the areas. […]

Incessant Downpour Submerges Several Low-lying Areas; No Flood Threat, Says Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Incessant downpour triggered by a series of low pressure areas over the Bay of Bengal increased water level in several rivers, submerged many low- lying areas and claimed two more lives on Friday in Odisha, officials said. The state government, however, ruled out any fear of flood and said though the water level in […]

Jyotirmaya Rath
Odisha Rainfall, Flood Updates: Govt Says River Embankments Secure

Bhubaneswar: While Odisha continues to grapple with acute deluge in several districts following several days of incessant rainfall under the influence of one-after other low pressure systems on Bay of Bengal, the State government however on Friday said there is no need to panic as almost all the river embankments are secure. State Water Resources […]

Jyotirmaya Rath
Flood Situation Under Control: Odisha WRD

Balasore: Leaving Jalaka in Balasore district, all the rivers in the state are flowing below the danger level and flood situation is under control, said the Chief Engineer of Odisha Water Resources Department, Jyotirmay Rath on Wednesday. Allaying fears of flood in the near future, Rath said that though 12 gates were opened to discharge […]

Incessant Rain Causes Flood-Like Situation In Malkangiri
Odisha Flood: State Govt Says Compensation In 48 Hrs Of Damage Report

Malkangiri: Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi along with the Special Relief Commissioner conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas of Malkangiri on Tuesday and informed that a detailed report has been sought from the district collector within seven days following which compensation will paid to the affected-farmers in 48 hours. After […]

Odisha alerts district collectors on possible flooding

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday asked all district collectors to remain prepared for any possible flooding and water-logging in view of the heavy rainfall. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a heavy downpour in several districts of the state in the next three days. While a red warning has been issued for four […]

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 […]

Was Bolangir town 'Flood' Man-Made?

Bolangir: It rained barely for a couple of days, but it unleashed havoc in the entire Bolangir town of Odisha. Surprisingly, the district, which was staring at a drought-like situation a few days ago, in no time, witnessed a flood-like situation. Communication was snapped, several places were marooned (though for a short period) and people […]

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 […]

Flood Threat Looms Large In Several Districts Of Odisha

Boudh/ Bolangir/Kalahandi/Phulbani: Relentless rainfall over the last two days has triggered a flood-like situation hitting normal life in several western parts of Odisha including Boudh, Bolangir, Kalahandi and Kandhamal districts. According to reports, several villages like Deogaon, Kamaghat and Gambaripadar in Boudh district were marooned after flood water from Tel river and Khadanga river swelled […]