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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Over one lakh stuck, hundreds rendered homeless in Odisha flood
Decan Chronicle, Aug 6, 2014
Bhubaneswar: Over one lakh people were marooned and hundreds of people were rendered homeless in Odisha as most of the rivers in the state, flowing over their danger marks, breached its banks at several places on Tuesday.
In Jajpur, several villages remained cut-off as water of the Baitarani river started overflowing on Monday evening.
More than 13 panchayats in Bhadrak district and five villages in Balasore district have been flooded.
Special relief commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said that rescue forces have been sent to the flooded districts with food medicines and drinking water to evacuate the stranded people.
“The state government has geared up its machinery to meet the flood challenges. So far, we have succeeded fully in reaching out to the affected people," Mr Mohapatra said.
Road communicationns in Keonjhar district was disrupted due to floods.
Salagan, Chandanpur, Madhapur and Managobindpur villages under Badasahi block of Mayurbhanj district have been flooded by Gangahara river.
In Kalahandi, road communication has been disrupted due to Hati river flowing at a height of three feet over Hati bridge at Junagarh.
In Bolangir the Tel river was flowing at a height of five feet over Siletapada bridge.