Five additional teams of NDRF will also be deployed on Saturday (today) in a flood zone as per the situation, the government said in a statement.
By 9 pm on Friday, Fourty of the 64 sluice gates of Hirakud Dam were opened on Friday by authorities to discharge the floodwaters, following incessant rain that caused Mahanadi river water level to rise. A total of 25,00,254 cusec water has been discharged.
At present, the water level at the Hirakud Dam Reservoir is 625.67 feet. The dam registered water inflow of 7,15,747 cusec and outflow of 6,58,570 cusec.
Isolated places of Odisha have been receiving heavy rains for the past few days resulting in overflowing of water bodies and causing trouble for people in commuting due to submersion of roads in the floodwaters.
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