Odisha has no flood situation: SRC Bishnupada Sethi

KalingaTV News Network

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi on Sunday informed that there is no threat of flooding in the state.

Sethi informed that six districts – Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Boudh, Angul and Kandhamal – have recorded more than 100 mm rain following the heavy rainfall across the state due to cyclonic circulation.

The SRC said that Burla recorded a record breaking 622 mm rainfall today. Maneswar recorded 510 mm rain, Dhankauda block recorded 487 mm, Birmaharajpur 430 mm and Boudh received 380 mm rainfall. Sonepur measured 220 mm rain while Ulunda measured 262 mm rainfall.

Rainfall at some places like Barang in Cuttack district, Jatani in Khurdha district, Puri, Brahmagiri, Delang, and Pipili in Puri districts was more than during the super cyclone and Phailin.

The most affected areas with continuous rainfall were Bheden, Sohela and Attabira areas of Bargarh district. Besides, one or two places have been submerged, however, there is no flood situation in any area as water level in all the major rivers is decreasing and coming back to normal now, he added.

Meanwhile, the MeT office predicted heavy rainfall in the districts of Bargarh, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Boudh, Kandhamal and Angul in the next 24 hours.

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