Cyclone Daye Effect: Rains Lash Several Parts of Odisha, Rajasthan
CM Naveen Patnaik had directed officials to take steps to ensure no loss of life and to arrange relief materials.
Several parts of Odisha and Rajasthan have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms under the impact of cyclonic storm Daye.
Reviewing the rainfall situation, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, on Friday, sanctioned gratuitous relief for seven days at Rs 60 per day per adult and Rs 45 per day for children below 12 years in the Malkangiri district.
Due to incessant rain in the upper catchment area, the Kolab Dam authorities in Koraput have opened two gates of the reservoir on Friday.
- Patnaik had directed the district administration to reach out to those affected and extend all assistance to them
- The Chief minister had ordered officials of the coastal districts to be alert and prepared
- NDRF and ODRAF had also been deployed in different districts
Rains Lash Several Parts of Odisha
The cyclone crossed Odisha’s coast near Gopalpur in the early hours of 21 September, causing heavy to very heavy rainfall in several areas like Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts.
The tribal-dominated district of Malkangiri has been the worst affected.
Several rivers in the district including Pangam, Saptadhara, Korukonda were flowing above danger-level while road communication between Malkangiri and Chhattisgarh has been disrupted, an official said.
With water crossing the danger mark in Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri district, four gates of the reservoir have been opened, said the official.
Deep Depression Turns Into Depression Over Odisha & Chhattisgarh
The India Meteorological department said in a tweet that the deep Depression over Interior Odisha and adjoining Chhattisgarh, weakened into a Depression and lay centred at 5:30pm on Friday, 21 September.
People From Low-Lying Areas Evacuated, CM Sanctions Gratuitous Relief
Bishnu Pada Sethi, Special Relief Commissioner of Odisha told ANI, “People from low lying areas were evacuated on 20 September night and kept at shelters. No persons are injured or dead. Malkangiri has received very heavy rainfall in last 24 hours.”
He added, Except for Malkangiri, the situation is normal in all other districts. The water level in all major rivers is below the danger level. CM has sanctioned gratuitous relief of Rs 60 a day per person and Rs 45/per day for children below 12 for seven days.”
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