Flood threat: Odisha Govt. sounds high alert in Mayurbhanj, Balsore districts

Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Aug. 19 : The Odisha Government has sounded a high alert in Mayurbhanj and Balsore districts of the state as water level of Subarnarekha river has been rising at an alarming rate.

Deputy relief commissioner Prabhat Mohapatra told the media that Jharkhand has released about three lakh cusec of water into Subarnarekha river.

He said the release of excess water from Galudih barrage in Jharkhand is likely to create flood in the Subarnarekha basin area, especially in Rasagobindpur block of Mayurbhanj district and Jaleswar, Basta, Baliapal and Bhogarai areas in Balasore district.

He said the collectors of both the districts have been asked to meet the situation in case of emergencies.

Source: ANI