Bhubaneswar: 24/7/17;The State Government today declared an alert over possible flood across six districts in the state after the IMD predicted heavy rainfall.
Hours after issuing flood alerts to six districts, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the flood situation and directed the district Collectors to be ready with all necessary equipments to tackle the possible flood.
After the meeting, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Bishnupada Sethi said, “We are fully prepared to tackle the flood situation in several districts”.
“Two teams of ODRAF, one to Keonjhar and the other one to Bhadrak districts have been sent in view of the flood alert”, he said adding that 60 shelters are kept ready to accommodate flood-affected people in Jajpur, Keonjhar and Bhadrak districts.
Heavy downpour in the upper and lower catchments of Mahanadi, Baitarani, Subarnarekha and Brahmani Rivers may trigger flood situation in the districts, said a senior official of the special relief commissioner (SRC) here today.