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12 killed in lightning strike incidents in Odisha
12 killed, 14 injured in thunderstorm, lightning across Odisha on Sep 2: SRC

Apart from the loss of human lives, eight cattle also died in extreme thunderstorms and lightning activities in Gajapati and Kandhamal districts.

  • Sunday, 03 Sep 2023
  • IMD
Deep Depression to trigger heavy rainfall
Deep depression & IMD’s red alert for heavy rainfall: Odisha SRC issues advisory

In its advisory, the SRC has asked district Collectors Municipal Corporations, and other officials to remain alert, especially in the districts where Red, Orange, or Yellow warnings have been issued by the IMD.

Heavy rainfall forecast
Heavy rainfall warning: Collectors put on alert; close watch on sensitive points, says Odisha SRC

As per the prediction of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), first western Odisha districts will experience heavy rainfall activities and subsequently, the amount of rainfall will increase in coastal districts till July 26 and 27.

SRC issues advisories to 15 districts as IMD issues yellow warning for 5 days 
SRC issues advisories to 15 districts as IMD issues yellow warning for 5 days 

The alert has been issued for the districts like Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Khordha, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Gajapatai and Ganjam. 

  • Sunday, 21 May 2023
  • IMD
Summer Cyclone
Summer cyclone preparedness: Odisha puts 11 departments, Collectors on ‘high alert’

pecial Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu today said summer cyclones are always unpredictable. However, there is no need to panic as all measures are being taken to deal with any situation as May month is prone to cyclones.

  • Tuesday, 02 May 2023
  • IMD
Yellow alert for thunderstorm, lightning: Odisha SRC issues advisory to Collectors
Yellow alert for thunderstorm, lightning: Odisha SRC issues advisory to Collectors

In a letter to all Collectors, the SRC has advised the districts under yellow warning to keep administrative machinery ready to face any eventuality.

Sambalpur violence: No incident of violence reported in last 48 hrs, says ACS Satyabrata Sahu
Sambalpur violence: No incident of violence reported in last 48 hrs, says ACS Satyabrata Sahu

“If we live in a disciplined manner, the situation will become normal like as it was earlier. I would like to request you all that you should maintain the brotherhood and coordination,” said Satyabrata Sahu, Additional Chief Secretary, Odisha.

IAS Nikunja Bihari Dhal
Nikunja Bihari Dhal appointed Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha

He was appointed after the outgoing SRC, Pradeep Jena was elevated to the post of Chief Secretary of Odisha recently.

  • Tuesday, 28 Feb 2023
  • SRC
OTV Impact: Govt Orders Distribution Of Free Sanitary Pads In Flood-Hit Districts Of Odisha

Hours after OTV aired the news on the difficulties faced by menstruating girls and women in flood-hit areas for not having sanitary pads, the State government announced distribution of pads in the affected areas free of cost.

High Flood In Subarnarekha
Flood imminent in Mayurbhanj, Balasore; 58 additional rescue teams sent, says Odisha SRC

The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said that several districts, including Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and neighbouring Jharkhand experienced heavy rainfall under the influence of the deep depression system.

Don’t underestimate power of flowing water: Odisha SRC appeals to people

Urging people not to try to cross road, bridges or culverts where floodwater is flowing, the SRC said, “Let's not underestimate the power of flowing water.

Balasore, Mayurbhanj receive heavy rainfall
Mayurbhanj, Balasore receive heavy rainfall, no flood threat in Budhabalanga: SRC

Addressing a presser here in Bhubaneswar, Jena said three blocks of Balasore received more than 200mm rainfall with Bhograi receiving highest 226mm rainfall. Similarly, 16 blocks of Mayurbhanj district received more than 100mm rainfall followed by 100-50mm rainfall in five blocks of Keonjhar district. 

Flood Situation Likely To Improve: Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena

Flood Situation Likely To Improve: Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena

SRC Pradeep Jena addresses press conference
There would be no problem in managing floods in Mahanadi basin: SRC 

Since Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar are likely to witness rains under the impact of depression, we are reducing water levels in the reservoirs in these districts, said SRC

  • Thursday, 18 Aug 2022
  • Flood
SRC On Flood
Odisha Flood Situation | Special Relief Commissioner Briefs Media

With the flood situation in the State changing, all erys are on what lies ahead. The Special Relief Commissioner of the State, Pradeep Jena briefed media with the latest update on the flood situation in Odisha. 

  • Wednesday, 17 Aug 2022
  • SRC
Latest Flood Update
Odisha Flood Update: Next 48 hours very crucial, says SRC

The SRC informed that embankment patrolling will be intenfised across 10 districts of the state.

Efforts on to avoid major flood in Mahanadi; 8 gates of Hirakud closed

The Odisha government on Monday initiated measures to avoid a major flood in Mahanadi river by closing eight gates of Hirakud dam.

  • Monday, 15 Aug 2022
  • SRC
Flood Update: Odisha SRC On Possible Flood Situation

Odisha SRC informed that seven ODRAF, three NDRF and 12 Odisha fire services teams have been deployed to Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Khordha for response support. He said he has personally discussed with all collectors in lower Mahanadi areas and advised them to keep all field level officials and elected representatives in full alert to deal with eventual flood situation.

Medium Flood In Mahanadi
Medium-level flood in Mahanadi; peak flood water to pass through Mundali tomorrow

Odisha government on Sunday put the Collectors of several districts on alert in view of a medium-scale flood in Mahanadi and directed officials to carry out necessary evacuation and rehabilitation measures if required.

Thunderstorm, heavy rainafll alert
Odisha SRC issues alert for thunderstorms, rainfall in these districts

The alert has been issued for the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha (including Bhubaneswar city), Cuttack, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kalahandi for the next three hours.