Balasore (Orissa), August 19 (Odisha.in) Flash floods triggered by a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal has marooned hundreds of village in Orissa’s three northern districts of Balasore, Bhadrak and Jajpur, official said Sunday.
It is the fourth rounds of floods in the regions. While in Balasore district alone more than three hundreds villages have been affected, situation is no better in its neighbouring other two districts.
Two blocks of Balasore district such as Bhogarai and Baliapal were cut off from the district head quarters. The floodwaters of Subarnarekha and Jalaka flew through all the connecting roads to the region. Both the rivers are flowing above danger level, according to district flood control room.
While Subarnarekha river was flowing near 10.75 meter mark as against its danger level of 10.36 m at Rajghat, Jalaka was flowing near 6.72 meter mark against its danger mark of 5.5 m at NH-60, the sources said. Budhabalanga river was rising but it still flowing below the danger level, the sources said.
The latest round of flood has affected as many as 82 gram panchayats under Basta, Baliapal, Bhogarai and Jaleswar blocks.
Road links have been cut off, electricity and telecommunication facilities have been disrupted. Thousands of people of the riverside villages have been moved to safer places including to cyclone shelters and schools.