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India: Orissa Flood Sitrep 10 Sep 2003 2100 hrs

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NATURE OF DISASTER: FLOODS
The state of Orissa is reeling under severe floods since the 27th of August 2003. Continuous rains in the upper and lower catchment areas of the Mahanadi river system adjoining the state of Chhattisgarh have worsened the current situation. 21 out of 30 districts have been affected so far, namely Angul, Bargarh, Boudh, Bolangir, Cuttack, Ganjam, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Kendrapada, Khordha, Nayagarh, Puri, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sonepur, Koraput, Nuapada, Kandhmal and Nabarangpur. National, State, military, and paramilitary forces have been mobilized to assist in the severely affected districts. Road and communication infrastructure have also been badly hit in some parts of the state.

Weather forecast: Yesterday's well marked low pressure area over east Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh is now seen a low pressure area over north Madhya Pradesh & adjoining Uttar Pradesh. Rain/thundershowers at many places in east Madhya Pradesh and at a few places in Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand is likely to occur. It may be isolated in the rest of the region

Reservoir status:

Water inflow to Hirakud reservoir has decreased to 3, 20,000 cusecs (at 1800 hrs) as compared to the inflow of 3,80,000 cusecs at 700 hrs today. The reservoir level stood at 627.33 feet's. 22 gates have been opened. Water discharge at Naraj barrage is 9, 10,825 cusecs. Major rivers Mahanadi and Kathojodi are flowing below the danger level in Cuttack district, but river Devi In Jagatsinghpur, river Luna in Kendrapada and river Daya in Puri district are flowing above danger level.


DAMAGE DETAILS:
1
Total no. of Districts affected
21
2
Total no. of Blocks affected
106
3
Total no. of GPs affected
1,340
4
Total no. of villages affected
6,175
5
Villages Marooned
1,370
6
Population affected
3,264,658
7
Casualties: Human lives lost
54
8
Livestock lost
1,899
9
No. of houses damaged
105,646
10
Crop Area affected
4.37
11
No of people evacuated
84,323
12
No of Temporary shelters
309

Districts
No. of Blocks affected
No. of GPs affected
No. of villages affected
Villages marooned
Population affected
No. of human lives lost
No of livestock lost
No. of houses damaged
No of people evacuated
No of Temporary Shelters
Crop area affected (in lakh hectares)
Angul
3
39
208
5
41229
13
1375
1884
4
0.06
Baragarh
5
48
115
31826
2
1146
7072
7000
15
0.32
Bolangir
14
285
1571
460000
8
14
9000
6310
7
0.36
Boudh
3
34
174
12
20389
2
1013
0.07
Cuttack
14
184
704
227
746894
6
37
28655
15416
105
0.775
Deogarh
3
48
325
57000
1
1532
0.001
Ganjam
1
1
2
2
1000
5
63
900
1
0.001
Jagatsinghpur
7
71
227
117
178883
1
20
639
15961
28
0.21
Jajpur
2
39
171
113
171565
1
6
529
690
7
0.22
Jharsuguda
2
10
27
6
10500
2
110
1600
4
0.01
Kalahandi
3
15
26
4505
6850
4505
26
0.03
Kandhamal
3
142
533
40366
6
0.002
Kendrapada
5
64
384
170
333000
13
630
9980
7200
63
0.559
Khordha
7
114
612
56
283119
3
419
942
11
0.33
Koraput
2
5
12
12
8681
800
0.089
Nabrangpur
4
8
16
16
18158
Nayagarh
4
19
74
1
65000
1
988
575
0.13
Nuapada
3
12
33
6715
1
383
60
2
0.003
Puri
11
152
833
612
688489
9
1
21026
6080
0.81
Sambalpur
4
14
20
11
32989
1
23
1208
5500
22
0.04
Sonepur
6
36
108
10
64350
1
14004
9700
14
0.35
TOTAL
106
1340
6175
1370
3264658
54
1899
105646
84323
309
4.37

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MAP - Crop Area Damaged by Orissa Flood - 2003

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MAP - Houses damaged by Orissa Flood - 2003