Jalaka River was also flowing over the danger level of 6.64 metres near Mathani leading to inundation of several roads which have severely affected communication in the region. The floodwater from Jalaka has entered 50 villages of 12 panchayats of the district.
On urban flooding, the BMC Commissioner informed that city civic authorities had earlier marked 27 vulnerable waterlogging spots but after record-breaking rainfall this year, the numbers of such susceptible zones have been revised to 75.
The residents of Rasulpur and Srirampur panchayats under Sadar block of Balasore district are also suffering as floodwater has entered the village affecting communication in these regions.
Chief Engineer, Water Resources Dhiren Samal informed that the water level in the basins of Mahanadi, Baitarani, Brahmani and other rivers is either stable or on a receding trend. “So, there is little likelihood of escalation of flood situation in these systems,” he assured.
The cyclonic circulation now lies over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level. It is very likely to move west north-westwards and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal off north Odisha-WestBengal coasts during the next 12 hours, informed the Met Centre in a tweet.
The siblings were later found in the vicinity of their home in critical condition after they were washed away by the strong water current.
Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena had earlier said that a low to medium flood in the Mahanadi river system is being expected as the upper catchment areas in Chhattisgarh have been receiving heavy rainfall due to the depression which crossed Odisha on Tuesday.
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