"Flood water has receded and in all the rivers, water level is below the danger level and the situation is completely under control," said Alekh Choudhary, Collector, Balasore. The area received a record rainfall of 700 mm for three days that has affected hundreds of thousands of people. Though it stopped raining in the region on Friday, the floodwaters have turned villages into islands.
According to reports, over one million people have been marooned during the floods. Experts said that a depression in the Bay of Bengal caused the floods.