According to the Special Relief Commissioner's (SRC) office, over three lakh were affected till Saturday.
A total of 4.02 lakh people have been hit in Kendrapara district, where 31 villages still remained marooned, while 1.71 lakh people were affected by floodwaters in Jajpur district. The number of affected in Bhadrak remained at over 83,000, they said.
Till 6 pm on Sunday, the Baitarani river was flowing below the danger level at Akhuapada in Bhadrak and Raghat in Anandpur of Keonjhar district.
Deputy Relief Commissioner Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra said floodwaters of the Baitarani had started receding Sunday afternoon onwards as there was no fresh rainfall in the upper and lower catchments.
"In case of inundation of any area, the collectors have been asked to take immediate steps to evacuate the people and keep them at flood shelters. They will be provided food and all necessary assistance," Mohapatra said, adding that over 10,000 people living in low lying areas have been evacuated during the last three days.
Reports from the district said 4,009 hectares of crop area was submerged and 55 houses partially damaged. About 6,913 people were evacuated to 43 relief camps, the reports added.
One team each of the NDRF and the ODRAF have been deployed in Jajpur district.
The water level of the Baitarani river has receded in Keonjhar district, officials added.
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