Over 1 lakh people affected by rain, flood-like situation in Odisha: SRC

Bhubaneswar: Over 1 lakh people were affected by the recent incessant rain and subsequent flood-like situation in Odisha, said the Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahu today.

As per preliminary information, at least 762 villages of 90 blocks in 15 districts and 66 wards of 17 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) were affected by the recent incessant rain and flood-like situation in Odisha, added the SRC.

“Altogether 1.2 lakh people in the state were affected by the rain and flood-like situation. As many as 6,834 people have been evacuated and provided shelters at safer places. They have been provided with dry food, free kitchen and drinking water,” said the SRC.

Due to rise in water level in Mahanadi at Naraj, a flood-like situation is likely to occur in low-lying areas of Cuttack, Khurda, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. The district administrations have been asked to monitor the situation and take appropriate action, he added.

“The water level in Baitarani river at Akhuapada is receding. The districts administrations of Bhadrak and Jajpur have been monitoring the situation,” said the SRC.

The water level in Brahmani at Jenapur is constant at 22.20 metre against the danager mark of 23 metre. The water level in Jalaka river at Mathani in Balasore is receding but it is still above the danger mark, revealed the SRC.

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