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Flood-Like Situation In Odisha’s Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal & Malkangiri: SRC


07 August 2019

Debasish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: The water level of Bansadhara river is on the rise & currently flowing above the danger mark, informed Bishnupada Sethi, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC).

Talking to the media persons, he elaborated, “In Kashinagar, the danger level is 54.6 metre and the water is flowing at 55.75 metre mark. Till now, around 200 people have been rescued from Sara village of Kashinagar.

“In Gunupur, the danger mark is 84 meter whereas it is currently flowing over 85.10 metre. Water has entered in Godari region. So, people have been shifted from low lying areas like Bissamcuttack where the water is flowing over Kutragarh Bridge. In Kandhamal, there is water overflowing Tikabali and Tumri Bridge. And in Malkangiri, almost all the bridges present in the low lying areas have water flowing over it.”

"Water level has increased in Machkund reservoir, and 3 of 8 gates are opened."

He further informed, “ODRAF teams have been deployed in Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada & Kashinagar while fire services teams have been kept ready for exigency. Collector of Gajapati is in constant touch with Srikakulam’s Collector for the latest updates.”

 

 

 

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Bishnupada Sethi, SRC, Odisha