Rourkela:27/7/17: As water level in Brahmani, Koel and Ib rivers crosses danger mark, flood water has started entering many parts of Rourkela and Sundergarh.Due to incessant rains in upstream Brahmani river, in Rourkela flood water entered some areas like Balughat, Chhend, Dandiapalli, Hamirpur. Water level in Brahmani crossed danger mark of 78.420 m and is presently flowing above 78.840 m. Rourkela ADM and Sub-Collector are keeping close watch on the situation as people living in low lying areas have been evacuated.
Meanwhile, Collectors of four districts, including Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Balasore have been put on alert for possible flood as the Subarnarekha river is flowing above the danger mark at Rajghat in Balasore.
“Collectors of Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Balasore districts have been asked to remain alert to tackle any eventuality. They have been instructed to deploy Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and fire services teams, if required,” said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi.