Bhadrak: 2 rivers-Baitarani & Jalaka- were flowing above their danger levels till 6 AM today. The level of river Baitarani at Akhuapada at 9 AM is 19.70 mtr (R) against danger level of 17.83 mtr. The level of river Baitarani at Andapur is 40.53 mtr (F) against danger level of 38.36 mtr.
Preliminary estimates of partial damage to kuccha houses is around 10. No casualty reported. Brahmani, Baitarani & kharasrota river systems are under special watch & all are alert. Flood in Baitarani river. 8 gram panchayats in Bhandaripokhari block & 7 GPs of Dhamnagar block waterlogged. Floodwater flows above Sarata bridge near Malada. Communication between Jajpur & Dhamnagar disrupted. Medium flood also expected in Subarnarekha system. SRC Pradeep Jena asks Balasore collector to take proactive action including evacuation wherever required .
Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar predicts moderate rainfall accompanied by thundershowers in the district today.