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08 August 2019


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Bhubaneswar: In view of the flash flood like situation triggered by incessant heavy rains in Rayagada and Malkangiri districts of Odisha, people have been shifted to safe shelters and provided with both dry and cooked food by the respective district administration.

In Rayagada district, water levels in all four rivers Nagavali, Bansadhara, Jhanjabati and Kalyani have risen flooding nearby areas. Around eight blocks in the district are affected with flood.

Around 3107 persons of 1191 families in low lying areas of Gudari, Gumuda, Limapadar and Gunupur on the banks of River Bansadhara have been shifted to flood shelters.

River Bansadhara is flowing above danger level near Gunupur affecting 24 villages in 12 gram panchayats of the district. The district administration has deployed three boats in the area.

Besides, 3128 persons are being provided with cooked food at 21 locations in eight blocks of the district. Further, 76 quintal dry food has been supplied and twenty three medical teams deployed in the affected areas.

In Malkangiri, Collector Manish Agarwal conducted a field visit today to the affected areas in Mathili and Khairput blocks. He took stock of the situation arised due to the continous heavy rain and inspected the relief and restoration work along with local BDOs.

Agarwal also interacted with the villagers of Oringi during his visit. The situation is gradually return to normal.

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Pramod Kumar Behera, Collector, Rayagada

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Subrat Panigrahi, Deputy Collector, Rayagada