Thursday, October 24, 2013
PHAILIN and After: latest update as on 25th October 2013
Around 1.20 crore people in 17 districts of Odisha were affected due to the twin calamity of cyclone and flood. At least 48 people have died so far, including 27 in the flood.
The flood has spread to 12 districts so far, officials said. The heavy downpour has disrupted road and rail traffic in several areas, affecting relief and restoration operation, they added.
At least 46 gram panchayats in six blocks of Ganjam have been inundated with floodwaters. Besides, many areas of neighbouring Gajapati and Kandhamal, too, came under water due to flooding in Bansadhara river.
The Met on Thursday predicted that the situation may worsen further as rain triggered by a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal would continue for another 48 hours.
The low pressure over the Bay of Bengal has resulted in incessant showers in several areas of Andhra Pradesh as well, with at least 12 rain-related deaths reported so far.