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India: Orissa floods situation report, 1 Jul 2005, 11am

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Incessant rains in the coastal districts of Orissa for the last few days due to a low pressure built over Bay of Bengal have resulted in rising of river Baitarani and its tributaries. The rivers are in spate and have affected 2 blocks of Bhadrak district and 2 blocks of Jajpur district. In Angul district Pallahara sub-division has experienced severe rains during the last three days and a total of 757mm rainfall has been recorded over the last three days. Currently the situation is under control. IMD has forecasted that rains will continue to occur in the coastal region of Orissa .
SITUATION:

Bhadrak District : A total of 132,000 people and 4783.43 Ha of crop area have been affected by the flood waters. Dhamnagar and Bhandaripokhari blocks have been affected. In Dhamnagar 19 Gram Panchayats (GPs) and 81 villages and in Bhandaripokhari - 7 GPs and 29 villages have been affected by flood water. No other losses have been reported so far.

The flood situation was aggravated due to breaches along the river embankments. Below are given the details of the breaches in Dhamnagar

Breach Point
Details
River
Pangata
Kochila river (right embankment)
Maharkota
Nandigaon GP
Kochila river (left embankment)
Totatu
Dalang GP
Genguti River (left embankment)

The Revenue Minister of the State is scheduled today to visit the flood affected areas of Bhadrak district. The Sub-Collector is camping at the breach site at Dhamnagar and relief for three days has been initiated by the district administration.

Due to rising of the water levels in the tributaries of river Baitarani, flood situation is likely to aggravate in Dhamnagar and as a precautionary measure the Orissa Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) has been stationed in Dhamnagar. 20 country boats have been deployed for rescue operations.

Jajpur District : The 2 blocks affected are Dasrathpur and Jajpur. Two Gram Panchayats of each of the blocks have been affected and three breaches have been report but details are awaited.

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

- District Project Officer, GoI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme, Orissa

- State Revenue Control Room, Orissa

For Further Information
G Padmanabhan
Emergency Analyst, UNDP
E-mail: g.padmanabhan@undp.org,
Mobile: 91 98104 02937
http://www.undp.org.in/dmweb/