Flood fury in Malkangiri leading to massive damage to crops
Malkangiri: Heavy rains triggered by a cyclonic storm in the last 24 hours have triggered a flood like situation in remote areas of the district causing massive damage to crops, sources said.
The incessant rains have led to rise in water level of major rivers including Poteru, Saberi and Sileru following which hundreds of acres of agricultural land have been damaged and several bridges submerged.
Road connectivity between Balimela and Malkangiri has been cut off as flood water is flowing 4ft above a bridge near MV-37.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) today forecast heavy rainfall coupled with gusty surface wind to batter several parts of the State due to a low pressure over Bay of Bengal that would make sea conditions rough.
The IMD warned that under the influence of the low pressure, rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most places in coastal districts of Odisha during the next 24 hours. Similarly, heavy rainfall is likely to occur at one or two places over south Odisha, it said.