Over 4.67 lakh people affected due to floods in Odisha
18 August, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava
According to Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, around 4.67 lakh people in 1,757 villages across ten districts of Odisha have already been impacted by the flood scenario as a result of...
According to Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena, around 4.67 lakh people in 1,757 villages across ten districts of Odisha have already been impacted by the flood scenario as a result of the state’s high rains. Jena made this announcement on Wednesday.
According to Jena, “Over 4.67 lakh people in 10 districts have been impacted due to the high rains and consequent flood, over 2.5 lakh people in 425 villages have been marooned.”
He said that by Wednesday night, more than 60,000 people had been relocated to secure areas.
Official further stated “The Executive Branch is on guard. We will evacuate additional individuals if necessary. Food and water are being given to those being evacuated.”
The inflow of flood water from the dam has decreased to 5.80 lakh cusecs, while the outflow of water has remained at 6.69 lakh cusecs, according to Jena, who was describing the status of the flood water level in the Hirakud Dam. The flood water is being discharged from the Hirakud reservoir through 40 gates.
In addition, he added, “Wednesday night is significant because the worst of the flooding will pass through low-lying parts of the Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, and Puri districts, and as a result, the water level is anticipated to start dropping tomorrow.”
Jena said that 52 teams from the Odisha Fire Services, 12 teams from the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force, and 11 teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) had been dispatched in areas impacted by flooding.
The district education authorities in the districts impacted by the floods have been urged by the state government to make the school facilities accessible for refuge and aid distribution.