Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 27:
Normal life was disrupted in the northern and southern districts of Odisha following heavy rainfall in the last 36 hours.
Reports from Rayagada district said road communication linking four panchayats — Karlaghati, Khariguda, Madhuban and Pindiri— to the district headquarters was cut off after a wooden bridge was swept away by the flood waters of Bansadhara river at Bainaguda in the Gudari block this morning.
Road communication between Brahmapur and Koraput along the National Highway-16 was disrupted after the swirling flood waters of Bansadhara forced the authorities of the Works department to remove the approach road at Gumuda.
In Baleswar town, heavy rains made the plight of the people miserable as the rainwater entered the houses at most places.
The local Met office, in a release here this evening, said the rainfall in the state in the last 24 hours till 8.30 AM today was highest in Titlagarh with 276.6 mm followed by Bhawanipatna (259), Baleswar (150.4), Bolangir (134.6), Baripada (63.4), Talcher (52), Sundargarh (48.4), Chandbali (41.6), Paradip (36.1), Puri (35.2), Jharsuguda (34.2), Keonjhargarh (26.5), Sonepur (24.2), Phulbani (23), Daringbadi (23), Bhubaneswar (22.8), Hirakud (16.6), Angul (16), Sambalpur (14.6) and Cuttack (12.8).
The release, however, said while the impact of the low pressure would continue for the next 36 hours with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Baleswar, Bhadrak and at one or two places over the remaining districts of North Odisha in the next 36 hours. Temperature in the state would start rising once again from May 29, it said.