Malkangiri:21/9/18: Cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ has triggered heavy rainfall in several parts of Odisha with Malkangiri district the most affected one. The flood water has inundated many villages in the low lying area.
Reportedly, Korkonda Fire Service personnel have rescued and evacuated 62 persons at village MV-50 with the help of local police and administration. Besides, the team also rescued some person at MV-3.
According to the rainfall report of Malkangiri on September 21, the district has recorded a total of 1163.8mm and an average-166.25mm. Korukonda has recorded the highest rainfall by recording 403mm in the last 24 hours.
Similarly, Malkangiri-265.4mm, Mathili-103.00mm, Khairput-83.00mm, K.Gumma-135.4mm, Kalimela- 118.00mm, Podia-56.00mm rainfall has been recorded, informed Malkangiri district emergency officer.
Vehicular traffic between Malkangiri and Balimela has been affected as road at MV-11, Korukonda and MV-37 are inundated.
On the other hand, bridges at Kangurukonda and Potteru were submerged following which vehicular traffic was affected between Malkangiri and Motu.
Flood water has gushed into Poteru police station, while patients at the Janabai health centre faced hardship as water entered into the hospital.
Medicines and other drugs have also been damaged in the flood water.
Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi today said that the state government’s aim of ‘zero casualty’ during cyclonic storm ‘Daye’ has been achieved.
Meanwhile, the district administration has cancelled leaves of the officials and engaged them in the rescue operation. ODRAF team, fire services and local police are also carrying out rescue operation and providing relief materials to the flood-affected people of the district.