Malkangiri: Incessant rainfall in Odisha’s Malkangiri has resulted in flood-like situation in several parts of the district, especially in Kalimela and Padia blocks.
Many residential areas have been inundated due to increase in water level in the river and canals in the district. Road communication has been disrupted as water was seen flowing over several bridges in the areas at Potteru Kanyashram, Kangarukonda, MV-90 and MV -96.
Kalimela block experienced heavy downpour during the last three days while vehicular movement between Kalimela-Malkangiri, Kalimela-Motu and Kalimela-Padia has come to a grinding halt. The situation was similar in Padia block as Saberi river swelled up owing to heavy rainfall.
The district administration has arranged temporary shelters for the affected people and urged them not to go outside. The situation is being monitored by the administration with the help of police and Fire personnel.
Temporary Shelters have been arranged for stranded people due to bridge inundation
1. Kalimela Sevashram
2. MV 41 school, poteru
3. MV 64 high school, Gumuka
4. MV 72 school
5. MV 79 saberi vidyapitha
6. Motu Flood shelter
7. Badili flood shelter@IPR_Odisha @CMO_Odisha
— COLLECTOR MALKANGIRI (@dm_malkangiri) August 12, 2020
Malkangiri Rainfall Report in mm
Malkangiri- 75.6, Mathili – 184.0, Khairput – 92.0, Chitrakonda – 98.0, Korukonda – 147.0,Kalimela – 149.0, Podia – 86.2
Total Rainfall – 831.8 and Average. 118.83
Stay home Stay safe and be cautious while travelling over bridges.@rdmodisha
— COLLECTOR MALKANGIRI (@dm_malkangiri) August 13, 2020