Respite from rain

Threat of flood in major rivers of the State fizzled out on Sunday following respite from incessant rains though rivers like Baitarani were flowing above danger level at some places.

While water level remained more or less stable in most rivers following decline in the intensity of rainfall after the low pressure built in the region moved into Jharkhand and Bihar, river Baitarani and its tributary Kani were in spate in some areas of Jajpur district.

District Emergency Office sources in Jajpur said the Baitarani river was flowing above danger mark at Akhuapada and Dasarathapur.

“The flood water in Baitarani river is flowing at 17.85 mt at Akhuapada against its red mark of 17.83 mt.

The river is also flowing at 10.63 mt at Dasarathapur on Sunday evening against the danger mark of 10.50 mt,” district emergency officer of Jajpur Indrani Behera said. -PTI