Flood Alert In Four Districts Of Odisha, May Hit By Saturday

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Flood Alert Issues: Four Districts May Get Hit In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Heavy to very heavy rains are continuing in the upper reaches of the river in Chhattisgarh. This is the first time this year that the Mahanadi and its tributaries have been flooded. The floods are expected in Cuttack, Puri, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts by Saturday. In view of this, the Special Relief Commission has warned the administrations and residents of four districts. “Even if there is no major flood, there will be low to moderate flood conditions,” he said. There are fears of a full moon and heavy rainfall.

Due to the full moon on Monday, the sea level will not rise. The floodwaters will recede in most places for three to four days after the floods on Saturday. In this case, the low line area may be majorly affected. The district administration has issued a flood alert and has taken steps to avoid mudslides in most parts of the states. However, there is a risk if it rain more when the river is flooded. In the meanwhile, 30 ODRAF teams, 12 NDRF teams and 10 fire brigades have been deployed in the coastal districts due to fears of unrest. A Water Resources Department official has been assigned to each area. Sand bags are also being arranged in the areas to manage the flood situation.

Pradeep Kumar Jena, SRRC, said the river was currently receiving 4,99,957 Cusecs of water per second. The upper reaches of the river and Chhattisgarh are receiving more and more water due to torrential rains. At present, 28 gates of Hirakudar have been opened, with a total discharge of 4,86,892 Cusecs per second. The water has not yet reached the bottom. Munduli is currently draining 5,54,695 Cusecs of water, while by the morning of Saturday, it will be pumping 800,000 Cusecs. As a result, there will be a moderate flood on Saturday evening.

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