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Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert No 14 September 27 t h , 2011 A Civil Society Initiative on
Odisha Flood Alert No 14 September 27 t h , 2011 A Civil Society Initiative on
Odisha Flood Alert No 14 September 27 t h , 2011 A Civil Society Initiative on
Odisha Flood Alert No 14 September 27 t h , 2011 A Civil Society Initiative on

No 14

September 27 th , 2011

A Civil Society Initiative on behalf of Odisha Water Forum & Odisha State Centre, Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

This initiative is an attempt to provide daily updates on Flood Situations and related events/news with respect to flood in Odisha. News and Bhubaneswar internet editions) and web site of Department of Water Resources, Govt of Orissa are put together at one place to provide an overview of flood in Orissa on a daily basis.

There is also a section to present uncovered/latest flood developments/news from the field, which we seek to collect with support from all of you our civil society partners. This Flood alert is being circulated among media, decision makers legislatures, bureaucrats etc. with an aim to catalyze informed and expeditious decisions and actions. We request to all recipients and their civil society contacts/friends to kindly mail (baitarani@gmail.com) /phone (Bhupesh: 8763039252) us such events/developments related to Flood in your areas for adding value and meaning to this Civil Society Initiative. Needless to say that all such news will be acknowledged with source

CONTENTS

Past flood updates

2. Flood Update 2

3. Flood update 3

4. Flood update 4&5

7. Flood Update 10

8. Flood Update-11

9. Flood update-12

10. Flood update-13

1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media on 27 th Sep, 2011

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a. General Flood Situations

 

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b. Situation in Flood Affected Area

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c. Impact on Communication

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d. Loss of life and Property

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e. Govt. Response

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f. Flood Relief

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g. Flood Politics

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h. Flood Conflict

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i. Flood Forecast

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2. Selected News from Local English Media (27th Sep, 2011)

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a. Brahmani flowing above red mark

 

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b. Swollen rivers spell more disaster

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c. Homeless and hungry in the deluge

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d. Harrowing time for rescue, relief operators; CM worried

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e. Monsoon flooding kills 48, maroons thousands in India

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f. Orissa floods: Nearly 21 lakh affected

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g. Hats off to Air Force

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3. Flood Updates from Department of Water Resources, GOO (www.dowrorissa.gov.in) 13

a.

Weather Scenario

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b.

Rainfall Scenario on 27-Sep-2011

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c.

River Gauge Scenario on 27-Sep-2011

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d.

Reservoir Scenario on 27-Sep-2011

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e.

Average Reservoir Inflow-Outflow on 27-Sep-2011

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f.

River Discharge Scenario on 27-Sep-2011

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g.

Time of Flow in Mahanadi River between Hirakud & Mundali

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h.

Live Storage Filling of Major Reservoirs as on 27-Sep-2011

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- Compiled by Pranab R Choudhury, Bhupesh Ch Sahoo, Jinda Sandbhor

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert 1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media 1 on 27 t h Sep, 2011
Odisha Flood Alert 1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media 1 on 27 t h Sep, 2011
Odisha Flood Alert 1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media 1 on 27 t h Sep, 2011
Odisha Flood Alert 1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media 1 on 27 t h Sep, 2011

1. News (Headlines) from Odisha Media 1 on 27 th Sep, 2011

a. General Flood Situations

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Due to breach at many places the water rising in flood-hit region.(The Pragatibadi)

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People of 1176 villages are trapped in flood water. (The Pragatibadi)

o

The central Inter-ministerial team visited the flood-hit region of Kendrapara, Jajpur and Bhadrak

districts.(The Pragatibadi)

o

Kharasrota touched NH-5 after 6 days of flood near Goleipur panchayat of Korai Block (The

Pragatibadi)

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The central team will arrive on Monday to asses the loss due to flood. (The Pragatibadi)

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Swollen river spell more disaster. (The Indian Express)

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As water level continues to rise in the brahmani river more and more villages are getting marooned.

(The Indian Express)

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More than 3000 villages are inundated and about 10 lakh people are encircled by flood water. (The

Indian Express)

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The Central inter-ministerial team visited Jajpur district. (The Sambad)

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5 helicopter and 374 power boats engaged in flood operation. (The Sambad)

o

Free kitchen will continue till complete water recede. (The Sambad)

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The danger has not altered so far in Brahmani flood. (The Dharitri)

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North Odisha submerged, Baitarani flowing at above danger mark. (The Sambad, The Pragatibadi)

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Flood situation remain unaltered; 22 lakh people gruelling in 10 districts; 31 embankment breach at

different river systems; Inter-ministerial team visits the flood-hit region. (The Samaj)

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6 districts are surrounded with flood water and 311 villages are marooned. (The Samaj)

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ODRAF and fire brigade deployed in flood hit region. (The Samaj)

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High alert continue. (The Samaj)

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Danger in Brahmani will continue for another 24 hours; Bari, Aul, Rajanagar and Rajakanika are in

great danger. (The Pragatibadi)

o

Water crossed the Rengali dam; record breaking flood in the Brahmani. (The Pragatibadi)

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1114 villages submerged in Brahmani flood, 17 death tolls reported. (The Pragatibadi)

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(The Khabar)

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Danger is not over. The Brahmani flowing above danger level near Jenapur (The Khabar)

1 The Samaj, The Sambad, The Dharitri, The Pragatibadi, The Khabar & The New Indian Express; all Bhubaneswar Edition

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Odisha Flood Alert o Brahmani rising near Jenapur. Breach at 27 places.(The Khabar) o Though the
Odisha Flood Alert o Brahmani rising near Jenapur. Breach at 27 places.(The Khabar) o Though the
Odisha Flood Alert o Brahmani rising near Jenapur. Breach at 27 places.(The Khabar) o Though the
Odisha Flood Alert o Brahmani rising near Jenapur. Breach at 27 places.(The Khabar) o Though the

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Brahmani rising near Jenapur. Breach at 27 places.(The Khabar)

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Though the water level in the Baitarani slightly decreased but there is no change in Brahmani and

Kharasrota. (The Khabar)

b. Situation in Flood Affected Area

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60,000 people are in precarious condition in Rajanagar, the administration failed to provide relief.

(The Pragatibadi)

o

Chief Minister visited banki region and assured for a permanent system of flood water release from

the river Rana. (The Khabar)

o

For the last five days, people in Bari block have been spending nights on roof tops to evade flood

water. With water level in the Brahmani and the Kharasrota rivers showing no signs of receding, the

worst seems far from over.(The Indian Express)

o

Official sources said over 6 lakh people of 603 villages under 153 gram panchayats spread over 10

blocks of the district have been marooned in the latest flood. (The Indian Express)

o

Flood water in the Birupa river has inundated Mula Basanta, Koliatha and Basudevpur gram

panchayats in Mahanga block. These GPs come under the Birupa-Genguti deltaic region of the block.

(The Indian Express)

o

Flood situation at Dhamnagar is still unchanged. Air dropping is still continuing. (The Khabar)

o

3.5 lakh people of 341 villages under Bhadrak district affected by Baitarani flood. (The Khabar)

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51 villages under Bhandaripokhari block are marooned. (The Khabar)

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According to Dharmasala block report the recent flood is furious than the 1975 flood. (The Khabar)

o

Breach yet another 3 places on Brahmani Embankment, many villages of Dharmasala block

submerged. (The Khabar)

o

No reduction in Brhamani water due to New moon day. (The Khabar)

o

Jajpur town remains cut off with flood water still overflowing on the only alternative road to the

town. After the collapse of 100 year old bridge on the Budha river, there is no road link to dispatch

food materials to the affected people. (The Indian Express)

o

The people of Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts battered by the floods are spending

sleepless nights fearing yet another deluge. (The Indian Express)

o

Eight persons ferrying in country boat managed to save themselves on Sunday by perching on a tree

after the vessel capsized in the flood waters of Brahmani river in Dhenkanal district. (The Indian

Express)

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Brahmani flowing above red mark, over 1 lakh people of Bari block have been trapped in flood water

for last 4 days. (The Indian Express)

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert o Flood situation in Sundergarh improves. (The Indian Express) o 3 blocks, Kamakshya
Odisha Flood Alert o Flood situation in Sundergarh improves. (The Indian Express) o 3 blocks, Kamakshya
Odisha Flood Alert o Flood situation in Sundergarh improves. (The Indian Express) o 3 blocks, Kamakshya
Odisha Flood Alert o Flood situation in Sundergarh improves. (The Indian Express) o 3 blocks, Kamakshya

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Flood situation in Sundergarh improves. (The Indian Express)

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3 blocks, Kamakshya nagar, Bhuban and Sadar block of Dhenkanal cut off from mainstream.(The

Indian Express)

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In Dhenkanal 142 villages have been marooned. (The Indian Express)

o

Jajpur district is disintegrated from outside world due to the collapse of Rudhia Bridge. (The

Sambad)

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26 breach and 8 lakh people are surrounded by flood water in Jajpur. (The Sambad)

o

Bari, Aul and Rajakanika are the worst affected in the recent flood. (The Samaj)

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The situation in Bari is grim, ODRAF team engaged in evacuating people to safe place. (The Samaj)

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After Bari, Brhamabarada submerged; Welfare Extension Officer trapped in flood water; all

communication cut off. (The Samaj)

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One after another thatched house collapsing in Aul region.(The Samaj)

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People of Kendrapara now searching for way out to rebuild their lives again.( The Samaj)

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Bari is still cut off from mainstream, 7 ft water on the road. (The Dharitri)

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Ring embankment breached at Bauljodi of Aul Block, administration yet to reach. (The Khabar)

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Flood water entered into Pattamundai Market. (The Khabar)

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The river Birupa rises to its might , 61 family encircled with flood water due to weak embankment.

(The Khabar)

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Due to the 2 nd phase flood in Brahmani and Kani rivers the situation of Pattamundai getting worse

day by day. (The Khabar)

o

Scary flood in Aul, breach found in 20 places of Ring embankment. Ocean like water spreading all

over Aul Block. (The Khabar)

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More than 40 villages in Rajanagar block trapped in flood water. (The Khabar)

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Many regions of Mahanga submerged and communication cut off. (The Khabar)

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Another 7 days relief package declared for flood victims. (The Khabar)

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Bari region disintegrated from mainstream, situation is uncontrollable. (The Khabar)

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The number of flood victims in Bhadrak district will touch 4 lakh. (The Khabar)

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Situation in Dhamnagar getting worse. (The Khabar)

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Situation grim in Bhandaripokhari of Bhadrak. (The Khabar)

c. Impact on Communication

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Bhadrak-chandabali road communication cut off. (The Sambad)

o

215 state high way breached near Basudevpur in Keonjhar district. (The Sambad)

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Rajakanika - Aul communication in Kendrapara district has been cut off. (The Sambad)

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert o All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj) o Chandikhol
Odisha Flood Alert o All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj) o Chandikhol
Odisha Flood Alert o All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj) o Chandikhol
Odisha Flood Alert o All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj) o Chandikhol

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All communication is cut off to Jajpur district. (The Samaj)

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ChandikholParadip mineral transportation to be halted for two days to avoid the traffic problem due to flood. (The Dharitri)

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Keonjhar- Bhubaneswar communication cut off. (The Pragatibadi)

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Patana and Telkoi region cut off from Keonjhar. (The Pragatibadi)

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Highest rainfall recorded in Keonjhar. (The Pragatibadi)

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Cuttack- chandabali road communication affected as 5 feet water flowing on it. (The Khabar)

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Pattamundai-Aul communication cut off again. (The Khabar)

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All communication to Kaniha Block of Talcher are cut off. (The Khabar)

d. Loss of life and Property

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Total death toll reached at 70 in two spell of flood. In the first spell of flood there was 50 casualties and subsequently 20 and 5 are still missing. (The Dharitri)

o

Death toll increased to 20 till Monday. (The Sambad,The Khabar)

o

Death casualties crossed 22 in Kendrapara. (The Khabar)

o

4 persons including father and daughter died of snake bite in Mayurbhanj district. (The Khabar)

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7 died and 5 are missing in Bhadrak district. (The Khabar)

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23 people rescued by villagers in Palimi Panchayat of Kendrapara. (The Khabar)

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Villagers of Kothabruti villages saved 23 lives those were swept away in flood water. (The Sambad)

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Two person injured due to air dropping in pattamundai region. (The Khabar)

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Youth washed away in Bamara, a five year old girl due to wall collapse. (The Indian Express)

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ODRAF loses a fine rescuer when the boat carrying Aseem Kanungo het a submerged tube-well and he met the watery grave. (The Indian Express)

o

Around 11 persons are missing after the boat in which they were travelling in capsized on Sunday. (The Indian Express)

o

Rengali Dam backwaters maroon Deogarh. (The Indian Express)

o

Even as there has been no rain for the last two days, river Baitarani continues to be in spate. Over 400 villages in three blocks of Bhadrak district are marooned. (The Indian Express)

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Rescue team evacuated flood victims from the affected areas of Rourkela. (The Indian Express)

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47 person swept away in Palimi Panchyat of Aul block of Kendrapara district and still missing.(The Sambad)

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9 died and more than 30 people are missing in Bhadrak district. (The Sambad)

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One swept while going for relief in Sathipur of Jajpur. (The Sambad)

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Odisha Flood Alert o One person drown to death in Brahmani. (The Sambad) o Dead body
Odisha Flood Alert o One person drown to death in Brahmani. (The Sambad) o Dead body
Odisha Flood Alert o One person drown to death in Brahmani. (The Sambad) o Dead body
Odisha Flood Alert o One person drown to death in Brahmani. (The Sambad) o Dead body

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One person drown to death in Brahmani. (The Sambad)

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Dead body of missing Jaban and lawyer found. (The Sambad)

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Death toll increased to 17. (The Samaj)

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An ablest ODRAF employee, Aseem ku Kanungo died during the rescue operation in flood hit region.

(The Samaj)

o 4 person died and 2 injured in Byasanagar, Rasulpur and Binjharpur of Jajpur District. (The Samaj)

e. Govt. Response

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Government to feed flood-hit till water recedes; senior officials were directed to monitor free

kitchens personally. (The Indian Express)

o

A four-member inter-ministerial team arrived to assess the flood situation. The team headed by

Sunil Kumar Verma, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Transport and Highways, made an aerial survey of

the flood-affected areas of Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jajpur. (The Indian Express)

o

Union Home Minister P Chidambaram will not visit Odisha due to the emerging political situation in

Delhi. He was to take stock of the flood situation. (The Indian Express)

o

The CM urged to Union Petrolium Minister Jaipal Reddy to allocate an additional 2,400 kilo litre

kerosene to the State in view of the devastating floods. (The Indian Express)

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(The Dharitri)

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Government directs for another 7 days relief distribution. (The Dharitri)

o

The Finance Minister visited Jajpur district and said very soon a new bridge will come up at Rudhia

with an expenditure of Rs. 24 crore and the old bridge will be repaired. (The Khabar)

f. Flood Relief

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Food will be provided through free kitchen through till the water recede. (The Dharitri)

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Relief distribution in full swing; seven choppers of IAF and Navy are airdropping food packets in the

marooned villages of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara districts. (The Indian Express)

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Helicopters failed to drop food packs to the flood affected people on Monday due to paucity of dry

land. (The Indian Express)

o

The helicopter failed to air-drop the food packet in the 3 worst affected block of Bari, Aul and

Rajakanika since the helicopter find no place where to drop the food packets. (The Samaj)

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6 helicopters engaged in airdropping. (The Samaj)

o

SAIL and Sirajjudin Company provided relief of Rs. 1 crore and Rs 50 lakh respectively to the Chief

Ministers Relief Fund. (The Samaj)

o

Tata Steel provided emergency relief for Joda flood victims. (The Khabar)

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Odisha Flood Alert o Relief cannot reach to the flood-victims due to inaccessibility of many regions.
Odisha Flood Alert o Relief cannot reach to the flood-victims due to inaccessibility of many regions.
Odisha Flood Alert o Relief cannot reach to the flood-victims due to inaccessibility of many regions.
Odisha Flood Alert o Relief cannot reach to the flood-victims due to inaccessibility of many regions.

o Relief cannot reach to the flood-victims due to inaccessibility of many regions. (The Dharitri)

g.

Flood Politics

 

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The BJP on Monday slammed the Government for not seeking assistance of the Army and the Navy

 

for rescue and relief operations in the flood-affected districts. (The Indian Express)

 

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BJP Kisan Morcha demands succour for flood hit ryots. It demanded that ther farmers be paid

 

compensation of Rs. 10,000 per acre. (The Indian Express)

 

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The congress has decided to submit a separate memorandum to the inter-ministerial team, which

 

will visit the flood-affected areas of the State, listing instances of distribution of relief on party line.

(The Indian Express)

h.

Flood Conflict

 

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The flood victims in Balasore alleged that no relief, including drinking water pouches and baby food, has been distributed to them. While the district administration claimed that 4.41 lakh people in 813 villages of all the 12 blocks of the district have been affected in the recent floods, they have so far provided relief to only 1.46 lakh people. (The Indian Express)

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Relief promises fall flat in Dhenkanal as the victims alleged that no relief of any kind has been provided them. (The Indian Express)

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14 villages are surrounded with water, No food has reached to them, corruption reported in fodder distribution. (The Khabar)

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No relief yet for Baripada villagers. Residents of the flood hit blocks complained of receiving nothing but flattened rice and sugar as relief from the district administration. (The Indian Express)

o

The recent flood to many extent is man made and a PIL is lodged against the Hirakud dam management.

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Violence cropped with respect to the relief distribution in the river bank region of Rourkela. (The Sambad)

i.

Flood Forecast

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Brahmani flood water near Jenapur is recorded at 23.44 meter where as the danger mark is 23

 

meter. (The Khabar)

 

o

Life strorage capacity filled up in Rengali dam is recorded at 108.8% with an out flow of 2447.36

 

cumecs.

2.

Selected News from Local English Media2 (27th Sep, 2011)

a.

Brahmani flowing above red mark

Express News Service Last Updated : 26 Sep 2011 11:27:18 AM IST

2 Bhubaneswar Editions of The Pioneer, The Times of India & The New Indian Express

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Odisha Flood Alert JAJPUR: There is no respite for floodhit people of Jajpur with water level
Odisha Flood Alert JAJPUR: There is no respite for floodhit people of Jajpur with water level
Odisha Flood Alert JAJPUR: There is no respite for floodhit people of Jajpur with water level
Odisha Flood Alert JAJPUR: There is no respite for floodhit people of Jajpur with water level

JAJPUR: There is no respite for floodhit people of Jajpur with water level in Brahmani, Kharasrota and their tributaries rising. All major rivers in the district are flowing much above the danger marks. Water level in Brahmani was at 70.9 feet mark near Jenapur against the red mark of 67 by 4 pm on Sunday. Against the danger level of 19.5 metres at Binjharpur, the Kharasrota was flowing at 20.5 in the noon.

Likewise, against the danger mark of 17.83 metres at Akhuapara, river Baitarani was flowing at 18.41. In Dasarathapur, the river was flowing about five feet above the red mark. It stood at 17.5 feet by 4 pm on Sunday against its danger mark of 12.5 feet. People of Bari which is the worst hit have been trapped in flood water for the last four days. Around 1,52,244 people have been affected in Bari block. Though the administration claimed to have started providing relief materials, the victims alleged that no help has reached them yet. The block remained cut off from the mainstream with flood water flowing above the BaruanKalamatia and BariRatnagiri roads. As many as 98 villages under 29 gram panchayats in Bari block have been submerged by flood water from Brahmani, Kharasrota and Tantighai rivers. On Sunday morning, people of Bari, Dharmasala, Jajpur and Korei blocks who are residing on the banks of Brahmani, Kharasrota, Kelua and Tantighai rivers repaired the weak embankment of these rivers at different places. District Collector Anil Kumar Samal said people of Bari have been asked to shift to safer places as water level of Brahmani and its tributaries is expected to rise in another 24 hours. "The attention is more on Bari block which is the worst affected. We are trying our best to reach out to all those who have been affected by flood," Samal said. Former Jajpur collector and senior IAS officer Arvind Kumar Padhee arrived at the district on Sunday to oversee rescue and relief operations in the marooned areas.

b. Swollen rivers spell more disaster

Express News Service Last Updated : 26 Sep 2011 11:33:12 AM IST

BHUBANESWAR: With the flood situation in northern Orissa further worsening, the State Government on Sunday intensified airdropping of food packets as 3,003 villages remained marooned. The death toll has increased to 17. "As water level continues to rise in the Brahmani river, more and more villages are getting marooned," Revenue and Disaster Management Minister S N Patro told mediapersons.

More than 3,000 villages are inundated and about 10 lakh people are encircled by flood water. Bari block in Jajpur district and Rajnagar, Aul and Rajkanika blocks in Kendrapara district have been severely hit with no communication links, he said. A senior IAS officer is camping in Bari block to supervise rescue and relief operation. A large number of people are taking shelters on rooftops and they need to be evacuated, the minister said, adding floods in the Brahmani river could further worsen. Though the Water Resources department had been regulating Brahmani floods from Rengali dam, it could not help reduce the flood fury downstream, the Minister said. As the flood water entered fresh areas, the Government continued airdropping of food packets with the help of four choppers. Two more choppers will soon be added in the operation, Special Relief Commissioner P K Mohapatra said. "More that 1.39 lakh people have already been evacuated. The Government has asked the district collectors of Kendrapara and Jajpur to shift people from lowlying areas," he said after a review meeting. Jajpur town remains cut off with flood water still overflowing on the only alternative road to the town. After the collapse of 100year old bridge on the Budha river, there is no road link to dispatch food materials to the affected people, Mohapatra said.

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert Meanwhile, the Government has banned transportation of minerals on the National Highway5 in
Odisha Flood Alert Meanwhile, the Government has banned transportation of minerals on the National Highway5 in
Odisha Flood Alert Meanwhile, the Government has banned transportation of minerals on the National Highway5 in
Odisha Flood Alert Meanwhile, the Government has banned transportation of minerals on the National Highway5 in

Meanwhile, the Government has banned transportation of minerals on the National Highway5 in order to keep the road free for movement of relief materials. Balasore district was also hit by flood water of the Subarnarekha river while Angul and Dhenkanal districts were affected due to flood in the Brahmani river. Other districts, which had been hit by second spell of flood, are Keonjhar and Bhadrak. Senior officials were deputed to supervise rescue and relief operation in these three worsthit districts where people were trapped on rooftops. mORE reports, p 5

c. Homeless and hungry in the deluge

Times Of India, Naresh Chandra Pattanayak Sep 26, 2011, 11.29AM IST

KEONJHAR: More than one lakh people of 128 villages of Anandpur, Ghasipura and Hatadihi blocks and eight wards in Anandapur municipality have been severely affected in the recent floods caused by river Baitarani's fury.After four days of flood, road communication to many villages is yet to be restored, while relief continues to elude most of the areas due to swelling waters.The Hatadihi block is by far the worst flood- affected area of Keonjhar district, with over 60,000 people rendered homeless.

As heavy rain continues to lash the district, many more are being steadily rendered homeless as the villagers' mud houses are easily damaged in the rain. The villagers can safely be termed marooned as damaged roads and culverts are making communication with these people next to impossible.Due to lack of supply of polythene, the hapless flood victims are living in the open and in their fragile, damaged houses. Thousands of people of Ghatagaon block area blocked the NH-215 on Saturday afternoon demanding polythene. They also ransacked the revenue inspector's office.

Emergency officer R C Kisku, however, said, "Adequate polythene and relief has been supplied to flood- affected areas. Cooked food has also been distributed to flood victims at different shelter camps.""The administration as well as local representatives have failed to provide relief and drinking water to all the flood-affected areas of the block. The villagers are facing acute shortage of food and drinking water. The relief material supplied after three days in some areas is not sufficient and thousands of villagers have not received any relief so far," said Subhransu Naik, a social activist of the block.Four Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (Odraf) teams deployed in Anandapur, Ghasipura and Hatadihi blocks are not sufficient to rescue the affected people either. Less than 10% of the flood victims have been provided cooked food so far with shelter in different camps, sources said.

According to the official report, about 61,752 people of 82 villages of 13 GPs in Hatadihi block, about 15,600 people of 20 villages of eight GPs in Anandpur block, about 6,000 people of 26 villages of five GPs of Ghasipura block and about 6,420 people of eight wards in Anandpur municipality area have been affected in the Anandpur sub-division.Among these only about 8,000 people have been provided cooked food at 14 camps in Anandpur block, about 510 at four camps in Hatadihi block and some 6,000 people have been accommodated in eight camps in Ghasipura block area.PCC president Niranjan Pattnaik and former PCC president Jayadev Jena visited the flood-affected areas and condemned the district administration as well as the state government for poor distribution of relief.

The PioneerMonday, 26 September 2011 02:23

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert PNS | Bhubaneswar The second spell of floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani
Odisha Flood Alert PNS | Bhubaneswar The second spell of floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani
Odisha Flood Alert PNS | Bhubaneswar The second spell of floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani
Odisha Flood Alert PNS | Bhubaneswar The second spell of floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani

PNS | Bhubaneswar

The second spell of floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani systems has become a matter of concern for the State Government as all efforts to provide relief to the affected people through aerial, water and land routes proved to be ineffective. So also the rescue operations have become futile due to high current of the flood waters with over 1,114 villages still remaining cut off from the rest of the world for the fourth day on Sunday.

“Though the State Government has now focused on rescue and relief operations, the administration is passing through a harrowing time in reaching out to the marooned due to the high velocity of the flood waters,” said Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Surjya Narayan Patro.

“Evacuation of the marooned people is the prime task before us,” he said, adding that so far as many as 97,000 people were evacuated to safer places in adverse conditions. Over 1 lakh people were being given cooked food through 260 relief camps, Patro informed the media.

He admitted that though the water levels in all four major rivers were receding, the floods in the Brahmani and Baitarani systems turned the situation grim. It would continue for another 36 hours as the flood waters discharged from the Rengali reservoir would pass through the Jajpur and the Kenerapada districts by late Tuesday.

Patro said ODRAF, NDRF and Fire Service teams were pressed into service for search, rescue and relief operations with 492 boats. Despite adverse situations and lack of safe surface, air-dropping of food packets were stepped up by utilising six helicopters of the Indian Air Force and the Navy on Sunday in the most affected areas of Jajpur, Bhadrakh and Kendrapada districts. Two more helicopters were expected to join the fleet for air-dropping by Monday, he said, adding that the Chief Minsiter had already talked to the Defence Minister in this regard.

Giving details of the flood situation, Patro said 10 districts had been affected by the fresh spell of floods and an estimated 21.70 lakh population belonging to 3,128 villages under 65 Blocks in Angul, Balasore, Bhadrakh, Deogarah, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh have been affected.He said the fresh floods have so far claimed 17 lives with highest six persons from jajpur followed by 4 in Sundargarh and two were reported missing. As per the report, 12,400 houses were damaged.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik who reviewd the flood situation in the afternoon on Sunday, has directed the Collectors to make all out efforts to reach out to the marooned villages to evacuate the affected families and provide ready-made food packets to the affected families in the waterlogged areas through air-dropping. As per the direction of the Chief Minister, it has been decided to provide cooked food to the people taking shelter in safer places till they returned to their villages.

Water Resources Department Secretary SC Mohapatra said waters in the Subarnarekha, Baitarani, Brhamani and Budhabalanga were falling .Though the flood waters in Keonjhar and Bhadrakh had started receding and there was no further danger in the area, the area of Dharmasala, Dasarathpur and Bari in Jajpur district and Ali, Rajkanika in Kendrapada district would reel under the flood havoc till Tuesday as the 7,000 cusecs of water discharged from the Rengali reservoir would pass through these areas. However, since it was decided to open only two of the 24 gates of the Rengali reservoir, the flood situation would ease to some extent. He said there was no danger in the Subarnarekha system as the river is flowing below the danger mark.

He said at least 27 breaches were reported in the Brahmani and Baitarani systems with the highest of 14 being in Jajpur distirict.

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert Advance team arrives today. Latest reports said a four-member advance Inter-Ministerial team would
Odisha Flood Alert Advance team arrives today. Latest reports said a four-member advance Inter-Ministerial team would
Odisha Flood Alert Advance team arrives today. Latest reports said a four-member advance Inter-Ministerial team would
Odisha Flood Alert Advance team arrives today. Latest reports said a four-member advance Inter-Ministerial team would

Advance team arrives today. Latest reports said a four-member advance Inter-Ministerial team would arrive in the State on Monday to assess the damages caused by floods.

According to SRC Pradipta Kumar Mohapatra, the sub-group of the central team would consist of Sunil Kumar Verma, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Dr MC Diwakar, Director, Dept of Rural Development, Minsitry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Dr AK Satpathy, Regional Director, Regional Office Health and Family Welfare, Bhubaneswar and Ambarish Nayak, Superintending Engineer, Mahanadi and Eastern Rivers, CWC.

He said after the arrival of the team at the airport, they would be taken to the present flood affected areas of Jajpur, Kenrapada and Bhadrakh for an aerial survey. The team is scheduled to get down at NC College, jajpur for on-the-spot visit to the affected areas in ten- km radius . Later the team would be flown to see the Bhadrakh and Kendrapada areas, he said.

Mohapatra said the team would be taken to see the flood affected areas of western Odisha districts of Sambalpur, Subarnapur and Bargarh after being briefed by the officials of the Revenue Department.

He said the second team was likely to reach Bhubaneswar on Wednesday, which would visit the areas affected during the first spell in the rest of the districts.

Mohapatra said the State Government had already submitted a memorandum to the Centre through a special messenger seeking an assistance of Rs 2120 crore to repair the damages caused due to the floods in the Mahanadi river system. Steps were being taken to prepare another preliminary report on the flood damages in the second spell of floods for submission to the IMT, he said.

e. Monsoon flooding kills 48, maroons thousands in India

BostonGlobe.com Associated Press / September 27, 2011

LUCKNOW, India - Monsoon rains destroyed mud huts and flooded wide swaths of northern and eastern India, killing at least 48 people in recent days and leaving hundreds of thousands marooned by raging waters, officials said yesterday.

Those stranded took shelter atop trees, hills, and rooftops in the eastern states of Orissa and Bihar and the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. Rescue helicopters dropped food in hard-to-reach areas, while hundreds of boats ferried the stranded to safety.

But the rains, expected to continue for two more days, were holding up rescue efforts, officials said.

All 31 people killed over the weekend in Uttar Pradesh state died when the roofs of their mud houses collapsed, Relief Commissioner K.K. Sinha said. The state offered compensation of about $2,200 to victims’ families.

“Many of them died in their sleep,’’ said P.K. Upadhaya, a district magistrate in Jaunpur, where 18 of the deaths occurred. “Heavy rainfall hampered the rescue operation.’’

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert Another 17 people were swept away over the weekend by flood waters in
Odisha Flood Alert Another 17 people were swept away over the weekend by flood waters in
Odisha Flood Alert Another 17 people were swept away over the weekend by flood waters in
Odisha Flood Alert Another 17 people were swept away over the weekend by flood waters in

Another 17 people were swept away over the weekend by flood waters in Orissa state, where more than 130,000 have been evacuated from low-lying areas near rivers that burst their banks, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister S.N. Patra said. Since the monsoons began in August more than 70 people have died in Orissa.

The state’s chief minister widened the evacuation area this week, while the air force was ordered to send more aircraft to help.

Hundreds of thousands of people scrambled into trees or on top of buildings to escape the rising waters.

In Bihar state, soldiers rescued more than 200 people who were stranded when flood waters from the Sone River entered their village. At least 500,000 people have been affected as torrential rains and overflowing rivers inundated central and southern Bihar.

f. Orissa floods: Nearly 21 lakh affected

NDTV Correspondent, Updated: September 26, 2011 20:15 IST

Bhubaneshwar: The flood situation in Orissa continues to remain grim with nearly 2.1 million people affected in more than 3000 villages. The second spell of floods has resulted in the death of 19 people so far with six casualties reported from the Jajpur, one of the worst-affected districts.

Even though water levels in most rivers except the Brahmani have started receding, over a thousand villages are still marooned. In fact, flood water of Brahmani had completely submerged Bari block and many places of Rajnagar, Pattamundai and Aul blocks in Kendrapara district.

Six helicopters of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy have been deployed to air-drop food packets to

the flood-affected area. But air-dropping of food items was being hindered due to the paucity of dry land,

district.

especially

in

the

Jajpur

"Air-dropping of food items was not possible in Bari block of Jajpur district as the entire area has been submerged in flood water," Revenue and Disaster Management Minister S N Patro told reporters after reviewing the flood situation.

Hence, the government has also sent 460 boats with relief materials to the affected areas to aid in the operations. With the government unable to drop food packets from helicopters, reports of people starving has been received from Jajpur and Kendrapara districts.

The authorities have set up 258 free kitchens in the flood-affected area.

Meanwhile, a central team, comprising four members from ministries of Road Transport and Highways, Agriculture, Health and Water Resources arrived here to assess flood damage.

"Though the team is to assess the damage due to the first spell of floods in the Mahanadi system, we will take them to Jajpur district for review of the situation," said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Mohapatra, adding the team will visit three western districts tomorrow.

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert g. Hats off to Air Force Mail TodayNew Delhi, September 26, 2011 |
Odisha Flood Alert g. Hats off to Air Force Mail TodayNew Delhi, September 26, 2011 |
Odisha Flood Alert g. Hats off to Air Force Mail TodayNew Delhi, September 26, 2011 |
Odisha Flood Alert g. Hats off to Air Force Mail TodayNew Delhi, September 26, 2011 |

g. Hats off to Air Force

Mail TodayNew Delhi, September 26, 2011 | UPDATED 13:35 IST

From evacuation in quake-hit Sikkim to rescue operations in Orissa, the Indian Air Force quickly had to switch gears to handle the entirely-varied situations in terms of the operational environment.

The 142 helicopter unit of the IAF based at Bagdogra stepped up to the challenge. The pilots of the unit were actively involved in evacuating casualties and air drop relief in Sikkim when floods hit Orissa. Some of the helicopters were pulled out from the Sikkim operation and diverted to Bhubaneswar. But, the pilots were not heard complaining of the double task.

3. Flood Updates from Department of Water Resources, GOO (www.dowrorissa.gov.in)

Date: 27-Sep-2011

a.

Weather Scenario

Time of observation: 12:30hrs IST

Catchment Rainfall Summary

SUBARNAREKHA-Rainfall occurred at a few places. BURHABALANGA-Rainfall occurred at a few places. BAITARANI-Rainfall occurred at one or two places. U - BRAHMANI- Weather has been dry. L - BRAHMANI-Weather has been dry. U - MAHANADI-Weather has been dry. L - MAHANADI-Weather has been dry. RUSHIKULYA-Weather has been dry. VAMSADHARA-Weather has been dry.

Chief Synoptic Situation Southwest monsoon has been subdued over Odisha. Yesterday’s well marked low pressure
Chief Synoptic Situation
Southwest monsoon has been subdued over Odisha. Yesterday’s well marked low
pressure area over Bihar and adjoining areas now lies as a low pressure area over
Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and adjoining Assam and Meghalaya with associated
upper air cyclonic circulation extending up to 3.1 km above level. The trough of low
pressure on sea level chart passes through Baharich, Chapra, Purnea, centre of low
pressure area and thence South-East wards close to foot hills of Himalaya.
Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert
Odisha Flood Alert

Forecast valid for next 24hrs

Rain or thunder shower would occur at one or two places over all catchments excepts

Rushikulya & Vamsadhara where weather will be mainly dry.

Heavy Rainfall (50mm or more) Warning Nil
Heavy Rainfall (50mm or more) Warning
Nil
Quantitative Precipitation Rainfall for next 24hrs All basins are nil.
Quantitative Precipitation Rainfall for next 24hrs
All basins are nil.

Outlook for Subsequent 48hrs

Little change.

Source: Flood Meteorological Centre, India Meteorological Department, BBSR

b.

Rainfall Scenario on 27-Sep-2011

 

Sl

Rain Gauge Station

RainFal

Sep-2011

Monsoon Rainfall (2011)

No

l

Statistics

 

on

Rain

   

Avg.

Max.

 

Oc

 

27-Sep-

y

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Total

RF

RF

 

t

11

Days

   

.

BAITARANI Basin

     

12.

 

204.

225.

380.

329.

 

1139.

1

ANANDAPUR

0.0

14

83.0

7

6

0

2

6

 

-

4

         
     

19.

 

398.

135.

535.

495.

 

1565.

2

AKHUAPADA

8.4

15

90.2

1

4

8

9

4

 

-

5

         
     

19.

121.

279.

216.

246.

499.

 

1241.

3

CHAMPUA

0.0

19

 

-

2

2

7

2

3

7

 

9

     
     

25.

193.

369.

187.

382.

662.

 

1600.

4

KEONJHARGARH

2.4

23

5

2

2

3

0

0

 

-

5

       
     

16.

117.

293.

129.

305.

431.

 

1160.

5

SWAMPATNA

0.0

22

6

8

4

5

6

5

 

-

0

       
     

19.

149.

385.

143.

354.

495.

 

1378.

6

THAKURMUNDA

6.0

22

8

8

2

4

9

1

 

-

6

       
     

15.

 

478.

181.

305.

404.

 

1369.

7

CHANDABALI

0.0

19

89.1

6

0

7

6

3

 

-

6

         

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert       14.     202. 163. 253.     8 JHUMPURA
Odisha Flood Alert       14.     202. 163. 253.     8 JHUMPURA
Odisha Flood Alert       14.     202. 163. 253.     8 JHUMPURA
Odisha Flood Alert       14.     202. 163. 253.     8 JHUMPURA
     

14.

   

202.

163.

253.

   

8

JHUMPURA

0.0

11

58.0

73.2

693.0

9

6

8

4

-

           
     

12.

106.

163.

247.

371.

238.

 

1021.

9

GHATAGAON

0.0

12

-

5

0

6

6

9

0

1

     
 

BURHABALANGA Basi

.

n

     

16.

 

340.

154.

325.

434.

 

1254.

1

CHANDANPUR

0.0

19

87.4

7

8

0

2

8

-

8

       
     

17.

136.

360.

200.

364.

451.

 

1377.

2

BALASORE

10.2

21

4

0

6

3

7

4

-

0

     
     

18.

134.

274.

200.

435.

490.

 

1400.

3

BALIMUNDALI

18.2

21

9

4

8

4

4

0

-

6

     
     

21.

100.

652.

131.

448.

562.

 

1794.

4

BARIPADA

0.0

19

6

0

8

6

0

1

-

5

     
     

13.

 

408.

233.

516.

355.

 

1513.

5

JAIPUR

0.4

19

92.0

7

2

6

2

4

-

4

       
     

12.

 

306.

153.

293.

313.

 

1065.

6

NH5-GOVINDAPUR

8.4

19

74.2

1

0

0

4

4

-

8

       
     

10.

 

329.

 

190.

250.

   

7

NILAGIRI

0.0

13

80.2

91.8

861.4

9

5

1

0

-

           
     

19.

109.

392.

109.

362.

501.

 

1364.

8

BANGIRIPOSHI

0.0

18

3

6

0

0

2

4

-

6

     

.

INDRAVATI Basin

     

13.

 

229.

161.

574.

311.

 

1276.

1

INDRAVATI

0.0

19

86.8

5

9

1

6

0

-

6

       

.

KOLAB Basin

     

13.

 

193.

206.

358.

346.

 

1103.

1

JEYPORE

0.0

20

94.0

3

2

1

0

5

-

8

       
       

175.

273.

210.

   

2

KOLAB

0.0

18

8.4

33.4

91.5

749.7

0

2

0

-

         
     

10.

 

135.

123.

493.

261.

 

1012.

3

UMERKOT

0.0

14

60.0

4

0

0

0

0

-

0

       
     

12.

 

211.

175.

266.

291.

   

4

KORAPUT

0.0

20

50.0

944.7

2

0

5

4

8

-

         
       

124.

104.

   

5

POTTANGI

0.0

18

4.2

20.0

50.0

27.0

-

305.0

0

0

         
     

116.

154.

268.

245.

   

6

MALKANGIRI

0.0

11

9.8

51.0

785.0

6

8

2

4

-

       
 

LOWER

.

BRAHMANI Basin

     

17.

 

248.

200.

389.

450.

 

1288.

1

ALTUMA

0.0

18

76.6

3

0

6

0

8

-

4

       
     

15.

 

375.

125.

589.

405.

 

1496.

2

JENAPUR

0.0

20

78.0

6

2

6

5

8

-

1

       
     

16.

118.

130.

146.

289.

430.

   

3

TALCHER

0.0

19

996.8

6

8

4

8

0

6

-

       
     

15.

132.

150.

 

371.

409.

 

1031.

4

ANGUL

0.0

16

99.0

8

6

6

6

8

-

0

       

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert       15. 110. 118. 360. 226. 285.     5 TELKOI
Odisha Flood Alert       15. 110. 118. 360. 226. 285.     5 TELKOI
Odisha Flood Alert       15. 110. 118. 360. 226. 285.     5 TELKOI
Odisha Flood Alert       15. 110. 118. 360. 226. 285.     5 TELKOI
     

15.

110.

118.

360.

226.

285.

   

5

TELKOI

0.0

10

989.0

8

0

0

0

0

0

-

       
     

19.

 

556.

114.

564.

380.

 

1614.

6

SUKINDA

0.0

12

86.0

-

0

0

0

0

0

0

       

.

LOWER MAHANADI Basin

     

13.

 

258.

233.

268.

350.

 

1111.

1

ALIPINGAL

0.0

17

40.8

5

6

8

2

6

-

2

       
     

10.

 

188.

159.

296.

247.

   

2

BARMUL

0.0

15

45.6

-

891.6

3

8

0

8

0

         
     

11.

 

141.

175.

358.

269.

   

3

BELGAON

0.0

12

54.2

-

943.8

2

4

4

0

0

         
     

24.

153.

133.

439.

376.

645.

 

1594.

4

BURLA

0.0

20

8

4

5

7

6

1

-

9

     
       

160.

251.

349.

212.

   

5

CUTTACK

0.0

11

9.2

48.0

-

972.0

0

0

0

0

         
     

21.

130.

142.

400.

365.

551.

 

1459.

6

HIRAKUD

0.0

22

2

0

6

1

8

1

-

6

     
     

15.

 

108.

233.

554.

400.

 

1296.

7

KANTAMAL

0.0

20

44.4

4

2

0

0

8

-

0

       
         

143.

509.

251.

   

8

KESINGA

0.0

19

9.7

65.8

81.8

986.8

8

6

6

-

           
     

15.

 

126.

241.

210.

389.

   

9

KHAIRMAL

0.0

21

63.6

967.5

0

2

0

8

5

-

         

1

   

11.

 

231.

328.

512.

271.

 

1343.

MUNDALI

0.0

12

52.8

-

0

3

8

0

3

2

3

     

1

   

11.

 

238.

125.

435.

292.

 

1091.

NARAJ

0.0

14

67.2

1

2

6

4

4

2

-

6

     

1

     

200.

174.

297.

236.

   

NIMAPARA

0.0

20

9.1

52.8

-

909.6

2

8

6

4

8

       

1

   

11.

 

423.

191.

242.

285.

 

1143.

PARADEEP

5.8

20

48.0

-

3

0

6

4

9

8

7

     

1

   

14.

 

204.

140.

420.

381.

 

1146.

PHULBANI

0.0

18

58.8

4

7

8

4

0

6

-

8

     

1

   

12.

137.

126.

335.

215.

287.

   

PURI

0.0

18

964.8

5

5

6

2

6

1

9

-

     

1

   

16.

 

106.

238.

220.

421.

   

SALEBHATA

0.0

19

75.8

-

986.0

6

9

6

0

2

2

       

1

   

10.

 

166.

183.

162.

267.

   

TIKERPARA

0.0

19

73.0

779.6

7

3

8

4

2

2

-

       

1

   

17.

117.

124.

202.

414.

363.

 

1103.

ATHAGARH

0.0

12

-

8

3

0

0

6

0

0

6

   

1

   

15.

 

111.

239.

377.

397.

 

1125.

BOLANGIR

0.0

20

78.8

9

3

0

7

1

9

-

7

     

2

         

157.

306.

     

BANAPUR

0.0

8

3.7

22.2

55.0

70.4

-

588.4

0

0

0

             

2

   

17.

   

120.

442.

429.

 

1081.

BHAWANIPATNA

0.0

17

93.2

90.0

-

1

2

0

0

0

0

       

2

   

11.

 

148.

278.

441.

282.

 

1150.

KHANDAPADA

0.0

18

61.0

-

2

8

8

0

0

8

6

     

Odisha Flood Alert

Odisha Flood Alert 2     11.     181. 543. 183.     KOMNA 0.0
Odisha Flood Alert 2     11.     181. 543. 183.     KOMNA 0.0
Odisha Flood Alert 2     11.     181. 543. 183.     KOMNA 0.0
Odisha Flood Alert 2     11.     181. 543. 183.     KOMNA 0.0

2

   

11.

   

181.

543.

183.

   

KOMNA

0.0

12

66.0

33.5

-

940.5

3

4

0

0

0

         

2

   

10.

 

117.

140.

296.

216.

   

NARASINGHPUR

0.0

13

74.0

-

769.8

4

3

8

0

0