Bhadrak: Due to heavy rain on Friday, flood situation has cropped up in river Baitarani in Bhadrak district. The river flowed above the danger mark at Akhuapada .The water level in the river remained at 18.15 metres against the danger mark of 17.83 metres
Flood water crossed Kantighai embankment submerging at least five panchayats under Bhandaripokhari block namely, Maninathpur, Rahania, Solampur, Mudhapada, and Biroli. Croplands got submerged under the flood water in these panchayats causing huge loss to the farmers.
Flood water created havoc in Dhamnagar block,Hundreds of acres of paddy crops were destroyed due to the entry of flood water in the affected panchayats.