Bhubaneswar: Under the influence of Deep Depression, heavy rain lashed as many as nine districts of Odisha during the last 24 hours with each of the districts receiving more than 100 mm of average rainfall.
The districts are Kandhamal- 230.9 mm, Gajapati- 205.8 mm, Cuttack- 166.1 mm, Nayagarh- 161.5 mm, Khordha- 154.7 mm, Puri- 128.9 mm, Boudh- 118.3 mm, Dhenkanal- 106.6 mm and Jagatsinghpur- 105.8 mm.
Due to heavy downpour, flood situation has arisen in Rushikulya and Vamsadhara rivers, official sources said.
The flood situation has affected 52 blocks of 6 districts (Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagada, Puri, Kandhamal & Kendrapara) and around 38,77,044 people, sources added.
A total of 3,25,644 persons were evacuated and sheltered in 1162 relief centres on account of cyclone and subsequent flood.