Flood Response 2006

Odisha witnessed a severe spate of floods in 2006 affecting 12 districts with a loss of 22 lives. The worst hit district was Kendrapara with a total 4, 98,854 people affected in 612 villages. Sustained water logging posed a serious threat on an epidemic with no access to basic human health services and safe drinking water, and livestock were stranded with little or no access to water, fodder, and veterinary medicines.

CYSD undertook relief operations in 62 villages in 4 blocks of Kendrapada district collaborating with the NSS (National Service Scheme) of Utkal University. Four powerboats were deployed and local volunteers undertook rescue operations and carried relief materials to the affected and marooned villages.

Local doctors and volunteers were mobilized to run the health camps to address the outbreak of various diseases. The camps were provided with necessary medicines and equipments.

Veterinary experts were involved in running camps to treat large and small livestock, which were contaminated by the flood-water. Water purifiers were also distributed to houses and its use was demonstrated.

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