Heavy rainfall in Odisha: Flood water disrupts communication in various areas

Bhuabneswar: The heavy rainfall across Odisha has caused severe issues in various areas of Cuttack and Dhenkanal districts. Many villages in these two districts have cut off from the nearby areas after breach in embankment of rivers.

Reportedly, two villages in Athagarh block have cut off from mainland after breach in embankment of Kantia river. The water is flowing at 4 feet over Cuttack-Sambalpur road. Besides, flood water has also entered Nidhipur Gada resulting in communication disruption in the areas.

Similarly, a river flood has occurred in Ramial river and its branches of Dhenkanal district due to which the water level has increased. As a result, three villages including Jeypore, Malpura and Dadhisingha have been cut off from the nearby areas. The main road of Jeypore village is flooded with over six feet flood water and have inundated. Over three feet of flood water is flowing from Masania till Nava Bharat chhak on National Highway 55.

The National Highway 53 near Siarimalia at Kamakhyanagar has washed away due to incessant rains triggered by the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal.

Meanwhile, flood water in Mahanadi river has increased sharply due to which the water level in various rivers including Brahmani, Baitarani, Rusikulya, Bansadhara have subsequently increased. Baitarani river has breached danger mark near Akhuapada as the water level of the river currently stands at 17.93 against the danger mark of 17.83.

Also read: 3 dead, over 19 lakh affected by heavy rains in Odisha

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