The situation due to floods caused by cyclone induced rainfall is critical in Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts where major rivers like the Budhabalanga and the Subarnarekha are in spate," special relief commissioner Pradipta Mohapatra said.
While Baripada town in Mayurbhanj has been badly hit by the floods, the situation is critical in Balasore areas like Basta, Nilagri and Jaleswar.
Sources, however, said the combined death toll in the floods in Balasore and Mayurbhanj was 10 and it was expected to rise.
FORMER Orissa minister Raghunath Mohanty and his wife Pritilata were granted bail on Tuesday by the SDJM court, Balasore, in the Barsa Sowny dowry torture case.
They had to spend two days in Balasore jail as their bail plea could not be heard.