Bhubaneswar: Incessant rains over the past couple of days in the state have affected normal life and disrupted communication in several parts in the flood-affected areas.
The situation report released today said more than five districts across the state have recorded more than 100 mm of average rainfall while two blocks in Kalahandi district recorded rainfall of more than 300 mm.
While Jharsuguda recorded 207.2 mm rainfall followed by Kalahandi-150.7 mm, Bolangir-117.2 mm, Jajpur-115.4 mm, Koraput-110.6 mm. Similarly, two blocks—Rampur and Kalrlamunda blocks in the district have received more than 300 mm rainfall.
A total of nine blocks have reportedly recorded rainfall between 200 and 300 mm while 53 blocks received rainfall between 100 and 200 mm, the report further said.
The water level in River Vamsadhara at Gunupur had risen to 85.32 m at 9 PM yesterday against the danger level of 84.6 m. The water has receded to 83.09 m (below danger level) at 9 AM today. Similarly, at Kashinagar water level had risen to 56.30 m at 12.00 midnight against the danger level of 54.60 m. The floodwater has receded to 54.89 m at 9 AM today.
All other major rivers in the state are flowing below the danger level.
Here is the detailed report of the situations of different districts:
Koraput: The approach to the bridge connecting Lima GP and Asana GP of Kundra Block has been cut off due to excessive water flow. Movement of people and vehicles on the bridge has been prohibited. Tahasildar of Kundra is on the spot with local PRI members. Police and fire service personnel are on alert.
Kandhamal: 130 persons in Tumudibandh (74) and Kotagada (56) Blocks have been evacuated to safe shelters while two persons are missing and feared to have been swept away.
Malkangiri: Rainfall has almost stopped. Water has started receding. Roads to Jeypore, Kalimela and Sukma have been opened. Water discharge in Saberi river is little slow. No adverse situation is reported anywhere. Nearly, 2172 persons have been evacuated in six Blocks (Malkangiri, Khairput, Mathili, Korukonda, Kalimela and Podia) to 24 shelters. Free kitchen centers have been opened for them. All relief centers are running smoothly. Medical teams are attending the relief centers.
Kalahandi: Rainfall has stopped in all blocks except Th. Rampur which is experiencing drizzle since night. River water levels are receding. Four teams have been deployed to assess the situation in the block. No adverse situation has been reported. 164 persons from 8 villages of 4 Blocks (Kalampur, M. Rampur, Th. Rampur and Lanjigarh have been evacuated to safety. Free kitchen has been arranged for the evacuees. Medical teams are visiting the relief camps.
Gajapati: Rainfall has stopped in all most all blocks, except very light rain in some places. Weather is partly cloudy and partly sunny. The water level in Vansadhara has started receding. All the concerned officers are taking stock of the field situation.
Nabarangpur: Rainfall is continuing since 6.8.2019 particularly in Nabarangpur, Nandahandi, Kosagumuda, Tentulikhunti Blocks. Villages like Duglahandi, Jagniguda, Bhataguda and Khandi Bagdori are cut off. Evacuation is being taken up in these villages. Due to heavy rain and wind, some electric poles and trees have been uprooted. Tree cutting and restoration work is going on. Two gates of Indravati Reservoir will be opened at 11 AM today. For that, evacuation from River Bank villages like Sanodaibhatta, Badodaibhatta will be taken up soon. Evacuation of villagers of Ghatachura, Alupdar and Ghatabasuli under Kosagumuda Block is going on.
Rayagada: 3128 people have been evacuated in 8 Blocks (K Singhpur, Kashipur, Bissamcuttack, Chandrapur, Gudari, Gunupur, Padmapur, Muniguda and Ramnaguda and 1 NAC (Gudari) and sheltered in 21 relief camps. Free kitchen has been provided to all evacuees. 23 medical teams have been formed.
Deployment of ODRAF and Fire Service Units: Seven ODRAF Teams have been deployed @1 each in the districts of Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts. Fire service teams in the respective districts have also been deployed.