Bhubaneswar: With the water level of Subarnarekha rising steadily, the low lying areas of two blocks in Balasore district are likely witness flood situation.
In a video release on Friday, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Kumar Jena said the water level of Subarnarekha has reached 10.59 metre at Rajghat in Balasore district and is rising at 4 cm per hour at present.
Quoting Water Resources department, he said the water flow of Subarnarekha will reach peak level of 11.5 metre between 10 PM and midnight today. As a result, flood water is likely to enter low lying areas in Bhograi and Baliapal blocks of Balasore district.
He further said BDOs, tehsildars and police are on high alert to handle any emergency situation. ODRAF teams and fire personnel are also prepared for rescue operation.
Requesting the people to remain careful, he assured of no major disaster due to flood in the district.
Meanwhile, he said the water level in Baitarani, Budhabalang and Jaraka rivers has started receding.