Bhubaneswar, August 15(LocalWire) Life has limped back to normalcy in eleven districts which bore the brunt of flood fury recently with floodwater receding in most parts of the 39 blocks of the affected districts, according to latest report of Special Relief Commissioner’s office.
Despite improvement in situation, 22 villages, 14 of them in Bolangir, still lie under watery submergence.
Around 3,000 flood victims from these marooned villages are sheltered in flood relief shelters with free kitchen facility extended to them.
2.96 lakh people in 39 blocks and nine urban local bodies were affected by the flood in 11 districts with government agencies evacuating 64,354 people to safety of temporary flood relief shelters, according to SRC office.
Things have considerably improved in badly-hit Bolangir district with water level receding in all parts excepting 14 villages.
The western Odisha district, which recorded deficient rainfall, had come under vast sheet of water with all the 14 Blocks coming under watery inundation.
The district headquarters town remained waterlogged for several days with storm water sneaking into several homes in the town.
The flood that wrought havoc in the district was unprecedented. Never before, such a watery onslaught had battered the district.
Bolangir block alone recorded rainfall of 555 mm.
Even the weathermen from IMD had not forecast such an intense and torrential rain.
Everybody including the government agencies were caught unawares.
Still the district authorities rose to the occasion to come to the rescue of people, said Harish Chandra Purohit, a resident of Rugudipada locality from Bolangir town.