Posted by: orissafloods | September 28, 2008

SLCC meeting (27 Sep 2008)

Dear Sir/ Madam,

A meeting of the State level NGO Coordination Committee will be held under the chairmanship of Managing Director, OSDMA at 04.00 P.M. today (27 Sep 2008) in the 2nd floor Conference Hall of OSDMA, Rajiv Bhavan, Bhubaneswar to discuss on the flood response measures in the areas affected due to the current floods. Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 28, 2008

Flood update from Banki

From: Jagannath Panda

Our volunteers on 26 – 09 – 2008, visited Billimantri Sahi. They distributed 150 biscuit packets & 200 water pouches in the main village & 90 biscuit packets and 100 water pouches in Harijansahi.

Today our volunteers managed to reach Sukuakhela of Similipur Panchayat. We have distributed 11 boxes of Biscuit containing 165 Biscuit Packets and 200 water pouches there.

Our volunteers have planned to visit flood ravaged areas of Charigharia, Mukundapur and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 28, 2008

Akshya Patra on relief mode

Puri | tathya.in (24 Sep 2008)

Akshya Patra Foundation (APF) has come to the rescue of the hungry and hapless flood victims of Puri.

APF, which conducts the largest mechanized school meal program in six states and is feeding around 9.5 Lakh children across the country, has come forward in a big way to help the flood hit people of undivided Puri District.

As the flood created havoc across the state, APF took upon itself the challenge to be with the people at the time of Disaster and need.

On the 20 September the foundation fed (special rice & Dalma) around 34,000 people in Pipili, Kanas and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 27, 2008

The night everything went under water…

Initial Flood Report Odisha 27 Sep 2008

The night everything went under water… (PDF)
— By Dhanada Mishra, Prtham / AID India

Posted by: orissafloods | September 27, 2008

This is the update on relief work undertaken so far

Sudarshan Das, Agami Odisha

This is the update on relief work undertaken so far

Collection:

  1. Trishakti Nari Samiti, Barmunda- Khichudi (Cooked rice) – 1500 packets
  2. Mass Collection from Market Building – Rs 4500/ cash and cloth worth-Rs.5000/
  3. AID India and Pratham volunteer support – Rs. 5000/-
  4. Employees of Reliance, Bhubaneswar – 500 packets of dry food
  5. Chida, biscuits, bread, sugar etc in each packets.
  6. Unnayan – Rs.10,000/
  7. Collection from individuals – Rs.1030/-
  8. Open Learning System – 1400 cooked food packets
  9. Chuda (flattened rice) packets from different people/organisation

Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 27, 2008

NGO Coordination Meeting on Flood (25 Sep 2008)

Pradip Pradhan, General secretary, ODMM

The member  organisations of ODMM  are actively  working with Govt. for relief and rescue operation in  all the aafecetd areas. With their limited resources, they are are rendering their voluntary services  to the affected people. I request all of you to be in touch with these organisations  and support them   in  the greater interest  of   the affected people.

Please find attached herewith the  state-level NGO Coordination meeting on Orissa Flood  held at  Red Cross Bhwan, Bhubaneswar on 25 Sep 2008 The report contains problems in affected areas, intervention of Civil society Groups and recommendation to state Govt.

NGO Coordination Meeting on Flood (PDF)

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Orissa floods: An Appeal

From: Sudarshan Das, Aagami Odisha

Lakhs of people were marooned on Saturday as Orissa braced up to a grim flood situation as major rivers, including Mahanadi, caused at least 22 breaches as the army stood by to assist in rescue and
relief operation.

Surging waters in the swollen Mahanadi caused 22 breaches in embankments in the complex river system in the deltaic plains as more water was gushing into the Hirakud reservoir in western Orissa, official sources said.

As many as 46 of the 64 sluices of the Hirakud dam had been opened to discharge over 6.93 lakh cusecs as the districts of Angul, Kendrapara, Puri, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Video: Releif Food preparation in Banki

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Video: Powerful stream

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Video: Banki 4

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Video: Banki 1

Posted by: orissafloods | September 25, 2008

Video: Banki 2

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Pratham Volunteers in different blocks for co-ordination

Updated List of Pratham Volunteers in the Field with their Mobile number for co-orditnation.

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Lal Krishna Advani visited floods area of Orissa

Orissa flood situation grim, toll rises to 48

BHUBANESWAR: The flood situation in Orissa continued to be grim with the death toll Wednesday rising to 48. Three air force helicopters dropped relief material as Leader of Opposition Lal Krishna Advani undertook an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas.

Floods in the Mahanadi river and its tributaries following incessant rains have hit about 4 million people and the situation, officials said, continued to be grim Wednesday.

“It is still grim in some areas of coastal districts,” state revenue secretary G.V. Venugopala Sarma told media persons.

Incessant rain has affected the relief and rescue operation and officials said at least 50,000 people in about 827 villages were still marooned.

Eleven people died in the Cuttack district and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Impact of Orissa Floods

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

APOWA Flood report

Bijaya Kumar Kabi
Director, APOWA

The APOWA team has been working restlessly for the past five days to provide relief to the surviving animals. The rescue team, which includes veterinarians, volunteers has been making daily forays into the flood hit areas by boat and by four-wheel drive vehicles where possible. The footprint of the flood is huge. Over 3 lakh animals have been affected by the flood in Kendrapara district alone. The team is being helped by volunteers of local Youth clubs and our GP representatives. Ours is the first and only professional animal welfare team was conducting the rescue and relief works for animals in this huge area. There is humidity, anguish and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Photographs of flood ravaged areas of Banki

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Heavy rain likely as low pressure formed over Bay of Bengal

Source: Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

With the receding floodwaters, the affected people are heaving a sigh of relief. But now after a depression induced incessant rain and caused the recent floods, which is still afresh in the minds of the people, another low pressure area has formed over the Bay of Bengal yet again. As per local IMD sources, a feeble low pressure area has formed over north-west Bay of Bengal near north Orissa coast and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

Patil says ‘NO’ to floods as national calamity

Source: Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar

Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on Tuesday rejected the State’s demand to declare the recent floods, which have hit more than 40 lakh people, as a national calamity. However, he announced that the Centre would provide Rs 500 crore to the State as relief assistance.

After making an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas along with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Patil said the floods in Orissa were a “very big flood” and Read More…

Posted by: orissafloods | September 24, 2008

BSF, Navy pressed for rescue operation in Kendrapara

Source: Pioneer News Service | Kendrapara

After retuning from flood-hit Bihar, a team of the Border Security Force (BSF) and Navy personnel arrived in Kendrapara on Monday to expedite the relief and rescue operations in the district. Notably, a rescue boat of the Orissa Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) carrying three technical personnel capsized in river Luna at Maitipur and failed to reach destination following strong current of the floodwater.

The BSF and Navy personnel reportedly rushed to Korua village and engaged in rescuing the flood-affected people stranded on roof-tops since four days of the ingress of floodwater into the villages. Official sources said the naval team will be pressed into other marooned villages too for relief and Read More…

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