Heavy rainfall triggers flood situation in 3 districts of Odisha


Bhubaneswar: Heavy rains, triggered by a low pressure, put normal life on halt in many parts of Odisha today causing a flood situation in three districts. More showers also predicted today.

There was a flood-like situation in Kalahandi, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts following incessant rains, which caused several rivers to be in spate and inundate over six villages and snap the road links, officials said.

In Kalahandi, at least five villages and hundreds of acres of paddy fields were submerged and a large number of people were left marooned, they added.

Kalahandi Collector said a 10-foot breach in the Indravati left canal, near Ranibahal, led to the inundation of some villages. “As a precautionary measure, power generation had been stopped at the Indravati Hydel project,” the collector said when he visited some of the affected areas.

A breach on National Highway 26 near Maidalpur in Nabarangpur district following heavy rainfall severely affected the vehicular traffic. “It virtually snapped the road links between Nabarangpur and Kalahandi districts,” the officials said.

There was a flood-like situation in Malkangiri district as well. Road connectivity was snapped due to a landslide caused by heavy rains in the Chitrakonda area. The road links between Malkangiri and Balimela were cut off as a bridge was submerged.

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