BHAWANIPATNA: The flood situation improved at many places in Kalahandi district as rain stopped in most places on Tuesday.
Road communication on NH-26 from Junagarh to Nabarangpur and Jeypore continued to be disrupted as three feet of flood water was flowing over the bridge on river Hati on Tuesday.
As there was no rainfall in the catchment areas of Hati, release of water from Indravati project to the river through Mangalpur barrage was stopped. It is expected that water level of Hati near Junagarh may recede by Tuesday night and communication on the bridge restored by Wednesday morning.
In the last 24 hours, Junagarh received 135 mm rainfall followed by Kalampur 130, Bhawanipatna 90, Kesinga 88, Narla 87, Jaipatna 81, Lanjigarh 57 and Rampur 50 mm. Road communication to interior pockets of Thuamul Rampur has been disrupted as rain continued in the block which is the major catchment area of Indravati and Nagavali rivers.
Flood water of Hati has receded from the villages in Kalampur block which were inundated till Monday night. The district administration has directed revenue and block officials to prepare an assessment of the loss.