India: floods in Odisha state
Created: 31/08/2022 +


Heavy monsoon rains in mid and late August 2022 in Odisha state resulting from the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal have led to overflowing rivers and landslides that have affected at least 13 districts. Its impact combined with the subsequent heavy rains in the upper catchment of the Subarnarekha River, in the neighbouring state of Jharkhand, has led the state government to open the Galudih Barrage, releasing floodwaters into Odisha and worsening the flood situation. The floods had affected over 950,000 people in Odisha, and around 170,000 people were temporarily residing in around 440 relief centres.