Rashmi Rekha Das

Landslide induced by heavy rains in Odisha’s Gajapati district has made lives of the people of Nuapalli village miserable.
As per reports, four to five houses at the village under Nuagada block of the district on Tuesday suffered damages due to landslide.

While five houses were washed away completely due to landslide triggered by incessant rains, 10 other houses in the area got partly damaged. As rainwater entered houses in the low-lying areas at Nuapalli, residents left their homes to save themselves. 

On the other hand, continuous rain for last two days has made life of Malkangiri residents miserable. Water level of different rivers has risen due to heavy rainfall. Communication has also been disrupted due to water logging in some parts of the district. Besides, connectivity between Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh has been affected severely because of nonstop rains. 

Kalahandi district also bore the brunt of monsoon in the last two days. Nonstop rain pounded Kalahandi causing flood like situation at Lanjigarh area of the district. Sources said that communication between Dharmagarh and Bhawanipatna has been disrupted as the bridge connecting Dharmagarh and Junagarh was damaged by the rain.

Meanwhile, under the influence of well-marked low pressure area over south Odisha coast and adjoining areas and strong monsoon flow, squally weather with gusty surface wind speed reaching 45 to 55 kmph is likely over sea off Odisha coast adjoining west-central and North-west Bay of Bengal till July 16, 2022.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur in several parts of the state during the period as well.

IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has also issued ‘Orange and Yellow’ warning for several districts.