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Flash floods in Andhra as Nagavali, Kalyani rivers breach their banks

Flash floods in Andhra as Nagavali, Kalyani rivers breach their banks

"No flood-like situation is prevalent in River Vamsadhara, but if rains continue, there are chances of floods in Vamsadhara areas too".

"With prompt response we have been able to rescue most people affected by flash floods in Nagabali and Kalyani rivers in Raygada district", tweeted Patnaik.

Hundreds of habitations in Odisha's Kalahandi and Rayagada districts were cut off from the remaining parts as heavy rain pounded interior pockets during past 24 hours.

"State Emergency Operation Center in Special Relief Commissioner Office is tracking the situation closely", the statement said.

Floodwater entered block headquarter town of Kalayansinghpur in Rayagada district forcing many inhabitants to take shelter in the first floor and roof.

Meanwhile, government officials today said that four IAF choppers were pressed into service for relief and rescue operations.

Visual of railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River
Visual of railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River

Rise of Water level of the Nagbali and Kalyani River cause flash floods in Kalyansinghpur.

Even as Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said the flood situation in Rayagada and Kalahandi districts of Odisha is improving, the Met Office warned of likely heavy rains in the next 24 hours in the state.

The Odisha government on Sunday asked the help of the army and the air force personnel to rescue the marooned persons and urged the Centre to provide four helicopters for the rescue operations. Besides, major roads were damaged by floodwaters. Kalahandi District Collector Anjan Kumar Manik said one person from Thuamul Rampur block has died.

Visual of railway bridge washed away in fierce flow of Nagavali River.

The floods have resulted in the inundation of NH 16 at Komarada in Vizianagaram district, and railway bridge No. 588 between Singapuram Road-Therubali railway stations. The IMD said that the monsoon has become active due to presence of low pressure over the northwest Bay of Bengal.





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