Daily Archives: August 5, 2012

No apprehension of major floods, asserts SRC

Heavy rains during last three days in the western and southern districts triggered flash floods in some rivers submerging crop lands and damaging road communications. In Sambalpur, Cuttack and Puri towns, Knee- to waist-deep rain waters mixed with drain water entered houses in low-lying areas and flowed on streets, causing immense problems to the residents.

Water levels rise in Odisha’s rivers

Water levels continued to rise in major rivers including Mahanadi following heavy rains in their catchment areas and release of surplus water from various reservoirs in Odisha on Sunday. Collectors of all districts have been asked to remain alert as rainfall was likely to continue in different parts of the state for the next two

Sambalpur drainage gives under watery onslaught

The torrential rains from Thursday night wrecked havoc in this city. It was the first heavy downpour of the current monsoon. The poor drainage system was clearly exposed with most parts of the city deluged. Rainwater not only flew over the roads, it also entered houses in slums and even in high profile colonies. As

Odisha Government to set up comprehensive pre- hospital emergency medical service

Another feather has been added to the Health care Services of the State today . The Odisha Government has decided to set up comprehensive pre- hospital emergency medical service with introduction of a fleet of ambulances to cover the entire State in a phased manner. The initiative of the Department of Health & Family Welfare,

Flash floods hit Kandhamal

Hundreds of the people in Kandhamal and Gajapati districts were affected following flash floods triggered by incessant rain for the last three days. Around 200 families of Tumudibandh have been housed in two makeshift camps by the Kandhamal district administration, when the water of Turi Nallha entered their houses. Cooked food was being served to