22 lakhs people affected in 4006 villages in 19 districts of Orissa with the severe flood. Out of 19 districts, 13 districts are highly alerted. More than 10,565 houses are damaged in the flood. Lakhs of people have been evacuated to safer and higher places. There are reports of water logging in several places and disruption of communications due to over flowing of floodwater on roads. 1,20,946 cusecs of water is flowing through 5 gates of Hirakud dam with a volume inflow of 1,45,731 cusecs.