Flood-like situation in Odisha as state receives 54.5 mm rainfall in 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Heavy rainfall triggered by depression has caused flood-like situation in several areas of Odisha as the state received 54.5 mm rainfall within 24 hours.

Jagatsinghpur district received the highest rainfall of 132.8 mm during the period, followed by Sundargarh (100.3 mm) and Puri (92 mm).

Erasama block in Jagatsinghpur and Hemgir block in Sundargarh experienced whopping 215 mm and 200.4 mm of rainfall, respectively.

The incessant downpour led to waterlogging in low-lying areas of several districts of the state causing inconvenience for people.

On the other hand, water level rose rapidly in several rivers owing to the heavy rainfall as Baitarani at Akhuapada and Jalaka at Mathani were flowing above danger level, this evening.

Excess water was being released from Hirakud Dam through 34 gates at 6 PM with reservoir level being at 617.33. The water inflow was recorded at 7,35,187 cusec and outflow at 5,63,573 cusec.

Collectors of Sambalpur, Subarnapur, Boudh, Nayagarh, Angul, Cuttack, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Keonjhar have been instructed to remain watchful keeping in view the adverse effect of possible flood and take all preparedness measures to meet any eventuality.

Below is the summary of the situation in various districts as reported by officials:

Blocks Affected: 7
GPs affected: 8
Villages Affected: 12
ULBs affected: 1 (SMC)
No. of wards affected: 10 wards of SMC
Population affected: 1183 (nearly 1005 people from SMC area & 178 from other 7 Blocks)
Population marooned: 1183
No of days for free kitchen sanctioned: 1
No. of free kitchen center opened: 7
Houses Damaged: 29 ( kutcha partially- 27, hut- 2)
Emergent Relief Distributed: Chuda- 4 quintal, Gur- 2 quintal, Polythene- 48 pcs
Biscuit- 1000 pkts, Candle- 100 pcs, Match box- 50 pcs
No. of pump sets engaged in dewatering: 23

Blocks Affected: 3
GPs affected: 15
Villages Affected: 27
ULBs affected: 1 (Banki NAC)
No. of wards affected: 62 wards
Population affected: 336
Population marooned: 150 of one village
Houses Damaged: 36
Emergent Relief Distributed: Chuda- 1.5 quintal, Gur- 0.15quintal, Polythene- 52 pcs

Blocks Affected: 4
GPs affected: 8
Villages Affected: 15
ULBs affected: 1
No. of wards affected: 2
Population affected: 1783
No. of free kitchen center opened: 1
Houses Damaged: 14
Polythene provided: 14 pcs

Blocks Affected: 3
GPs affected: 10
Villages Affected: 31
ULBs affected: 2
No. of wards affected: 5
Population affected: 2096
Population marooned: 36 in one village
No. of free kitchen center opened: 1
No of days for free kitchen sanctioned: 3
Houses Damaged: 80
Polythene provided: 23 pcs

Blocks Affected: 8
GPs affected: 165
Villages Affected: 760
ULBs affected: 1
No. of wards affected: 7
Crop area submerged: 14225 hect.

Blocks Affected: 2
GPs affected: 7
Villages Affected: 9
Population affected: 68
Population marooned: 68
Houses Damaged: 17

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