Twenty out of the 30 districts of the state have been affected by successive floods and road communication has been snapped in several areas, according to news reports. The Orissa government has decided to construct permanent helipads in coastal region for relief operation. -Photos by AP
A villager walks past damaged homes near Rajnagar, in Kendrapada district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from Bhubaneshwar.
Village boys cross a flooded area on a makeshift raft in Jajpur district, in the eastern Indian state of Orissa.
Villagers ford flood waters at Patamundi.
Flood affected villagers arrive at their marooned village on a country boat after floodwater receded at Danda Sahi village.
Villagers are ferried across what remains of their marooned villages after the floods.
Villagers clean their motorbikes in flood waters on an inundated road at Patamundi near Kendrapara.