Assess damage from flood, government tells collectors

Published: 15th June 2013 10:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2013 10:06 AM   |  A+A-

The Odisha Government asked the collectors on Friday to carry out a damage assessment survey, after flashfloods, caused by heavy rains in Kalahandi and four southern districts of the state, brought serious disruption to roads, communication lines and damage to standing crops.

The government asked the collectors to take complete estimate of the damage and enumeration of the affected people for providing assistance from the State Disaster Response Fund.

Heavy showers in the catchments of Hati saw the river overflowing the bridge at Junagarh.

Flood water was flowing at least three feet above the bridge on Friday evening snapping traffic along NH 201.

Three villages Biripur, Balichara and Matikai under Kalampur block have been marooned by the flash floods, the Special Relief Commissioner’s Office said.

Banshadhara also crossed the danger level at Kashinagar in Gajapati and was flowing at 54.90 m - above danger level - on Thursday night but showed a receding trend on Friday morning.

 The danger level and warning level of Banshadhara at Kashinagar stand at 54.60 m and 53.60 m, respectively.

The heavy rains led to disruption of comunication from Boriguma in Koraput district to Nabarangpur as storm water swept away the road near Puruli which was restored on Friday.

There were also reports of disruption of more roads in Kalahandi, Koraput and Gajapati.

The state government said that a decline in the intensity of rainfall has led to gradual improvement in the situation.

The flashfloods and deluge caused heavy damage to ripe paddy crop of late summer variety which were in the process of harvest in different blocks of Koraput. There were also reports of damage to other crops and houses due to heavy rainfall.

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