Heavy rain causes flood in Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, and Puri districts

Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara, Jagatsingpur, and Puri districts have been flooded due to heavy rainfall. The maximum amount of flood water has been entering since 1 AM.

After the flood water reached Mahanadi, the maximum amount of flood water has been flowing through Mundali. There was peak flow in Mundali till 3 AM.

Since 1 AM at night, the level of flood water has been at the peak in these three districts.

According to SRC Pradeep Jena, the water from the peak flood will be released into the sea between 6 PM and 9 PM today.

Two major breaches have been formed in the Mahanadi system embankment. The first breach was at Kanasa Makara River in Puri and the other one at Rajua River in Khordha.

Till now, about 2 lakh people from 20 districts, 49 blocks, and 1366 villages by the Mahanadi have been affected by severe flood. 137 villages have been cut off due to the same.

According to reports, 26 to 27 thousand people have been already translocated and food has been prepared for people in 90 places.

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