The flood situation, along with the COVID-19 cases, is giving nightmares to the citizen of Odisha. The low-lying areas all over the state continued to remain underwater as many rivers are now flowing above the danger mark.
At Tarapur of Raghunathpur block of Jagatisingpur district, Mahanadi River’s water level stood at 11.15 meters against the danger level of 9.80 meters. In another place, Tartol, the River water flowing at 5.44 meters against the danger mark of 4.93 meters.
Due to the swelling of Mahanadi, Paika, and Devi rivers, several villages in Tirol, Kujang, Jagatsingpur, and Ragunathpur blocks are completely flooded. Due to this serious situation, the administration has erected barricades on both sides of the road to prevent people and vehicles from plying on the route and avert any mishap.
Subarnarekha River is at high risk as there are no such health services due to the flood. Many people are suffering without food and proper drinking water, and till now, no such relief has been provided by the administration.
The other villages like Nachinda, Kusuda, Putina, Jarpimpal, Kalikapur, Barbara, Chirkula, Gabgaon, Mohammedpur, Rashalpur-2, Udaypur, and Kulha panchayats in Bhograi block are also facing the similar problem due to the effect of the flood.
For the last couple of days, the people of Anolipatana in Hansura panchayat have taken shelter on the river embankment, and are still out of food and relief materials. They have only received 500 gm of flattened rice and molasses, but other relief materials like rice and other essential commodities are still yet to come.
People are living under the rooftop as their houses are completely devastated with floodwater. Without crucial commodities, children and women are sustaining in these difficult times.
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