Incessant Rain In Odisha’s Malkangiri: Road Communication With Neighbouring States Disrupted
Malkangiri: Incessant rainfall in Odisha’s Malkangiri district over the last three days has led to a flood-like situation, inundating bridges and roads and disrupting road traffic with neighbouring Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The bridge passing through MV 96 village has been submerged following heavy rainfall. District administration officials are closely monitoring the situation. With the bridge submerged, hundreds of vehicles are stranded.
A swollen Godavari River following incessant rainfall in Andhra Pradesh has only worsened the situation in Malkangiri district. If the Godavari swells further near Motu in Malkangiri district, it is likely to cause flooding in the area. The situation is being monitored by the Kalimela BDO, Motu tehsildar and other district administration officials.
Traffic movement has also been disrupted on NH-326 connecting Malkangiri and Andhra Pradesh. The Koigur bridge connecting Motu and Chintur in Andhra Pradesh is also submerged.
Villagers said water has also entered several homes and damaged crops.
After heavy rains, uprooted trees blocked roads in Govindpalli but were later cleared.
Sri Maheswar Chandra Naik, OAS(S), ADM visited Kalimela Block area to assess post rain water logging situation near low lying bridges along with BDO & Tahasildar. @osdma @osdmaodisha @rdmodisha pic.twitter.com/UsaQPDHUUl
— Collector & DM, Malkangiri (@dm_malkangiri) July 13, 2022
Seasonal cumulative rainfall realized between 1st June to 14th July 2022 is 341.1mm against its normal value of 345.5mm. During the period 6 districts received excess rainfall, 7 districts in deficient & rest 17 in normal category. pic.twitter.com/NGMC2MXr1i
— Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar (@mcbbsr) July 14, 2022