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Update on Flood Situation in Odisha 27 September 2011

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Ministry of Home Affairs 19:04 IST

Extent of floods :

  • A total of 10 districts of Odisha namely Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Baleswar, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Angul, Dhankanal ,and Deogarh have been affected due to flood in the rivers Boodabalang, Suwarnrekha, Brahmani and Batrani.

  • 27 people have died and 3 persons are missing.

Assistance Provided :

  • Rescue and relief operations are continuing in the flood affected areas. 13 teams of NDRF (393 men with 78 boats and rescue equipment etc) are carrying out rescue and relief operations. The break up teams is as under:

Jajpur 08 teams 48 boats

Kendrapara 04 teams 24 boats

Bhadrak. 01 team 06 boats

  • NDRF has rescued/evacuated 3834 persons till date.

  • 04 MI 17 helicopters of MOD are still deployed for air dropping of the food packets and rescue operations. A total of 57 sorties have been carried out till 27-9-11.

  • 542 relief camps have been set up where 173337 people have been accommodated.

  • 23509 number of food packets (one pkt-5kgs consisting of flattened rice, jaggery, biscuits, candles, matchbox, halogen tablets, ORS packets and salt) have been dropped.

  • The water level in the flood affected areas of Jajpur has receded by two feet, in Kendrapada the water level is steady and in Bhadrak only 2 blocks are flooded.

RS/-

(Release ID :76276)