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Odisha: Incessant Rainfall Creates Flood-Like Situation In Malkangiri Again


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02 August 2019

Panchanan Dash


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Malkangiri: Just when flood-like situation was dissipating in tribal-dominated Malkangiri district, the conditions have started worsening again as showers lashed the place on Thursday.

As per the information shared by District Emergency Operation Centre (DEOC), Malkangiri received 117.00 mm rain in last 24 hours.

Other places experienced: 

Mathili- 117.00 mm

Khairaput- 100.00 mm

K.Gumma-120.00 mm

Korukonda-95.00 mm

Kalimela- 145.00 mm

Podia-  117.00 mm

Average-  115.86 mm

In effect of the showers, Poteru and Pangam rivers have swollen and over three-feet water flooded bridges in the district affecting communication from Malkangiri to Kalimela, Balimela, MV-37, MV-11, Korukonda and Kangurukonda. Meanwhile, normal life was thrown out of gear.

On Wednesday, Revenue & Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi and Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Bishnupada Sethi reviewed the flood  situation following rains that has been lashing Malkangiri over the last several days.

The Minister has directed concerned officials to provide immediate relief to the affected people.

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Akshaya Kumar Khemundu, Deputy Collector, Malkangiri