China has been hit hard by extreme weather in recent months, from record-breaking heatwaves to deadly rain.
Power was knocked out in areas, public transport and summer classes were suspended and citizens of the metropolis of more than 20 million were told to stay home.
With six feet high floodwater of Mahanadi river flowing on Ghodabar Hulu Hula Nala bridge in Banki, communication on the Subarnapur-Bindhanima road was severed.
Even without any rain on the day, the water level was rising at an hourly rate of about 10 cm receiving flood water from Keol and Sankh rivers.
The condition is grim for residents of around eight wards of Baripada municipality besides those in Badasahi block.
The minister said that as many as 139 villages were affected by floods and 27,063 people were shifted from 7,870 houses to 157 shelters.
Residents of Hansura panchayat under Kujang block alleged that around 4,000 people reside in the area but they do not have a cyclone shelter.
The agitators refused to budge after the police came and raised the demand for compensation and reconstruction of the damaged houses.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy pointed out that officials are empowered with funds under TR-27, sanctioned in advance in times of natural calamities, to carry out relief measures.
The state has received 27.5 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, almost three times the normal level of 9.3 mm.
In the last three days, two people died after heavy rains lashed the state.
That forecast would largely spare China, where rain from an earlier typhoon caused deadly flooding and damage this week around the capital, Beijing.
Meanwhile, BMC Commissioner Vijay Amruta Kulange said the civic body has deployed its workers in some of the areas which were worst affected in the deluge.
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Speaking to reporters at Bhimavaram, West Godavari Collector P Prasanti said flood victims were to stay at the relief camps for two more days.
The consequences of the floods have been devastating with more than 27,000 people evacuated from their homes. The losses incurred in terms of property, businesses and earnings have run into crores.
The Governor directed the local officials to identify the issues leading to flooding every monsoon and come up with a plan to address the problem.
Millions of people have been hit by extreme weather events and prolonged heatwaves around the globe in recent weeks, events that scientists say are being exacerbated by climate change.
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The court emphasised the need for transparency and accountability in addressing the flood-related issues and the overall management of the disaster.