KORAPUT: Low pressure induced rain continued to pound different blocks of the district which recorded 110 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours.
Roads in Laxmipur, Narayanpatana, Bandhugam, Dasmantpur, Semiliguda, Boipariguda, Kundra, Nandapur, Potangi and Lamtaput blocks have either been damaged or submerged by rainwater. Villages have been cut off from the mainstream as water is flowing over bridges and road culverts.
Communication to the district headquarters town has also been disrupted due to swelling Jahara river near Kotpad and Saptadhara river near Boipariguda.
The situation is worse in Borrigumma and Kotpad blocks where river Indravati is flowing near the danger level and may cross the red mark if rain continues. District administration officials reviewed the flood situation in the two blocks while revenue and block officials have been asked to remain alert.
Collector Yamini Sarangi said officials are keeping a watch on the flood situation and all steps have been taken to meet any exigency. Since July 16, the district has received over 700 mm of rainfall.
Nearing Red Mark
Berhampur: Rivers are flowing just below the danger mark at many places in Ganjam and neighbouring districts.
Till 9 am on Monday, Bansadhara was flowing at 82.45 metre against danger level of 84 metre at Gunupur. At Kasinagar, it was flowing at 53.78 metre against the red mark of 54.60 metre.
Similarly, rivers Lohorakhandi, Rushikulya and Ghodahada in Ganjam district is flowing just below the danger level. At Purushottampur, Rushikulya had come down to 12.10 metres against the red mark of 16.83.
However, rain was continuing in Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Kandhamal districts.