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India: Orissa Flood Sitrep 9 Sep 2003 2200 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.

The water level of Hirakud reservoir as on 9h September, 2003 at 1800 hrs was 628.02 feet. The inflow to the reservoir is 4,30,000 cusecs and the outflow is 5,12,000 cusecs. Naraj Barrage is releasing10,96,980 cusecs of water. Water level of river Mahanadi in Cuttack District, River Devi in Jagatsinghpur, Luna in Kendrapara, Kusabhadra and Daya in Puri district are on a rising trend.

WEATHER FORECAST: Yesterday's low pressure area over Chhattisgarh & neighborhood now lies over east Madhya Pradesh and adjoining Chhattisgarh. The associated upper air cyclonic circulation extends up to mid-tropospheric level. The centre of the low pressure passes over Bhubaneswar and thence southeastwards to east-central Bay of Bengal. Rain or thundershowers at few places in Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand is likely to occur.

DAMAGE DETAILS:

1
Total no. of Districts affected
21
2
Total no. of Blocks affected
106
3
Total no. of GPs affected
1340
4
Total no. of villages affected
6174
5
Villages Marooned
1401
6
Population affected
32,52,212
7
Casualties: Human lives lost
54
8
Livestock lost
1890
9
No. of houses affected
104326
10
Crop Area affected
4.247
11
No of people evacuated
84323
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
703
221
734448
6
28
28655
15416
105
0.77
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
Kendrapada
5
64
384
170
333000
13
630
8660
7200
63
0.55
Khordha
7
114
612
93
283119
3
419
942
11
0.31
Koraput
2
5
12
12
8681
800
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
Kandhamal
3
142
533
40366
6
0.002
Nabrangpur
4
8
16
16
18158
TOTAL
106
1340
6174
1401
3252212
54
1890
104326
84323
309
4.247

PROJECTED THREATS IN GENERAL

Three vulnerable points on the emabankment of Daya River has been identified in Kanas block. They are at Village -Bhadapada, Balihunka and Benagoan. River Daya is flowing 0.33metres above danger level in this block. There is threat to these villages with release of water from Naraj.

Breaches at several places have led to sand casting on agricultural fields thereby aggravating the plight of the farmers.

As the embankments are made from alluvial soil there is threat of high seepage and piping rate leading to their gradual weakening.

Due to contamination of drinking water sources, diarrhea cases are likely to increase. So far 1040 simple diarrhea cases, 74 severe diarrhea cases as on 5th September, 03 and 2 deaths due to severe diarrhea in Bolangir has been reported. Lack of safe drinking water would lead to water born diseases in Kendrapada.

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MAP - Crop Area Damaged by Orissa Flood - 2003

MAP - Population Affected by Orissa Flood - 2003

MAP - Houses damaged by Orissa Flood - 2003