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Odisha Floods: 1.5 lakh people affected; heavy rainfall may worsen situation

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The Mahanadi River continues to swell, making the flood situation grim.A yellow warning has been issued by the Met department in 10 districts of north coastal Odisha.

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Approximately 1.5 lakh people have been affected by floods in Odisha’s Mahanadi River.

The situation in the delta region could be worse.

A yellow warning for heavy rainfall has been issued by IMD in 10 districts.

A senior official said on Wednesday that the flood situation in Odisha’s Mahanadi river system remained grim as it continues to swell, with around 1.5 lakh people in 237 villages being marooned.

“So far, over 27,000 people have been evacuated to temporary shelters,”.”The first flood of the season has affected over two lakh people in 10 districts.”The water level in Hirakud Dam is currently 626.47 feet, just below the full reservoir level of 630 feet.

The Odisha floods have affected 1.5 lakh people and the situation is only expected to worsen in the coming days. Heavy rainfall has caused rivers to overflow, resulting in widespread damage to property and crops.

The state government has set up relief camps for those affected, but with more rain expected, the situation is likely to become even more critical. everyone should donate whatever they can to help those in need.

Over two lakh people in 1,366 villages and nine urban local bodies in 10 districts along the Mahanadi basin have been affected by the floods triggered by a week-long depression-induced rainfall.

After midnight on Tuesday, the flow of flood water reached its peak in the Mahanadi delta region, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena. “Breaches have been reported at two places in the Mahanadi river system- first in Makara river in Puri district and the second at Rajua Raiki in Khurda district,” said Jena.

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