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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. Wikipedia

Capital: New Delhi Trending

President: Ram Nath Kovind

Population: 1.366 billion (2019) World Bank

Prime minister: Narendra Modi

Gross domestic product: 2.869 trillion USD (2019) World Bank

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The state of Odisha has been grappling with devastating floods over the past three days, as heavy rainfall and a cyclonic depression over eastern India have caused havoc in the region. Authorities are working tirelessly to manage the situation and provide aid to affected communities.

The incessant rainfall has led to massive floods in several parts of the state, with District Mayurbhanj being one of the worst-hit areas. As a result, over 3,000 people have been evacuated to relief camps, seeking shelter and safety from the rising waters.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODARF) have been pressed into action to carry out search and rescue operations. Their heroic efforts have resulted in the successful rescue of 41 families so far. These skilled teams are working around the clock to locate and assist those stranded in the floodwaters.

Thankfully, as of now, there have been no reports of casualties. However, authorities remain vigilant as the situation remains critical and unpredictable. The safety of residents in flood-prone areas remains a top priority for both the state government and the rescue teams.

In response to the alarming weather conditions, the Indian Meteorological Department of Odisha has issued a Red Warning (Take Action) for the state. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is anticipated at various locations, further exacerbating the flood situation. District officials are on high alert, closely monitoring the developments and responding promptly to any emergencies that may arise.

The floods have disrupted normal life in the affected regions, with infrastructure damage and transportation disruptions being widely reported. Rescue teams are working in tandem with local authorities to address these challenges and provide essential supplies to those in need.

The state government is actively coordinating relief efforts and has set up emergency helplines for affected residents to seek assistance. NGOs and volunteers have also stepped in to offer support and resources during this trying time.

As the situation unfolds, authorities continue to urge residents in vulnerable areas to exercise caution, follow safety protocols, and cooperate with evacuation orders if necessary. The state government, along with disaster response agencies, is doing everything possible to minimize the impact of the floods and ensure the well-being of the affected populace.

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      Affected Persons

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