Jajpur, September 25 (Odisha.in) Flood situation in the district of Jajpur continued grim on Tuesday as three of its major rivers – Baitarani, Brahmani and Kharasrota – were flowing over danger mark affecting more than 1.5 lakh of people in Jajpur, Bari, Korei , Rasulpur and Dasarathapur blocks in the district.
More than sixty thousands people of 60 villages under 24 gram panchayats of Bari block of the district are affected by the flood water of Tantighai, a branch of Kharasrota, Birupa, Baitarani and Brahmani rivers.
Over seventy thousands people of 96 villages under 27 gram panchayats of the Jajpur, Korei and Dasarathapur blocks are affected by the flood water of Baitarani and its branch Budha rivers for the fifth time of the season.
As many as 83 villages under 35 gram panchayats in the four blocks of the district are still marooned since last two days.
Bari block head quarter has been cut off from many of its panchayat headquarters since Sunday as the floodwaters were flowing at least four- five foot over some block major roads.
Road traffic had been disrupted on Jajpur- Bauruan, Singhpur-Rajakanika, Bari-Kuakhia and Jajpur- Panasa, Bari- Ratnagiri, Golkund-Indipur roads since Sunday as the floodwaters were flowing at least four-foot over some important roads.
While hundreds of thatched houses have been collapsed following four days of incessant rain in the district triggered by a depression over the Bay of Bengal, paddy crops in more than 40,000 hectares of five blocks damaged due to the flood.
The district has witnessed fifth flood of the season within last two months. Death of a woman was reported from Chandanpur of Bari block. With to day’s casualty, the death toll of the present floods in the district has gone up two.
A youth was swept away by the swirling water of Brahmani river yesterday. So far six persons in the district have been died in all the floods.
According to the district flood control room sources, Brahmani river in the district is flowing at 68 feet while its danger level is 67 feet at Jenapur. Similarly Baitarani river is flowing at 19.29 metres while its danger level is 17.83 metres at Akhuapada. River Kharasrota is also flowing at 19.60 metre against its danger mark at 18.20 metres at Binjharpur in the district.
The water level of Baitarani is expected to rise up to 20 metres in the midnight today, the sources added.No relief materials were provided to the marooned people, who have been starved in the entire flood affected blocks of the disrtrict even after two days of the floods.