Wednesday, 22 November, 2017

IAF keeps four Mi-17s ready for rescue operations in Odisha

Red Alert In Odisha After Heavy Rain, IAF Choppers Pressed Into Action MeT department issues heavy rainfall warning for Odisha, raises red alert for next 24 hours
Sammy Stanley | 17 July, 2017, 15:37

While the Special Relief Commissioner Bishnupada Sethi said that they are closely monitoring the situation and also trying to evacuate the stranded people.

A total of 300 people were taken to safety from Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts till Monday morning.

Mi-17 V5 helicopters of IAF had been asked for the relief and rescue operations.

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

Flash floods in Nagabali and Kalyani rivers left thousands of people marooned in Kalyansinghpur block of Rayagada district and caused extensive damage to bridges and roads and affected railway connectivity.

The state government ordered closure of all schools for the next three to four days while hostels of residential and ashram schools would remain open for students staying there.

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ODRAF, CRPF and fire services units have rushed to the worst affected Kalyansinghpur and Rayagada block of the district to expedite relief and rescue operations.

Rayagada: Incessant rains and an unprecedented rise in the water level of the Nagbali and Kalyani River have triggered flash floods in Kalyansingpur block here in the district. A person died in landslide in Chullibadi village in Kalahandi district. The National Highway-26 has been blocked due to continuous rains.

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.

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

"For dewatering in Cuttack city, 260 pump sets have been deployed", the chief minister said adding free kitchens have also started to provide cooked food to the affected people living in low-lying areas. The situation prompted the state government to seek the help of defence forces.

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