Berhampur, Oct 13 (LocalWire): Over 600 people were evacuated as heavy rains lashed Gajapati – the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh border district for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, while damaging the roads in two places in Rayagada block.
People of at least 13 villages in seven blocks-most of them located in hill-top and landslide-prone areas have been shifted to the nearby school buildings, as heavy rains lashed the district from Monday under the influence of the depression developed at Bay of Bengal.
While over 400 people have been provided a free kitchen, other 200 people of Rayagada block have shifted to their new houses, constructed in the plain areas under Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana, after their houses were damaged in the landslides during the Titli, which hit the district on October 11, 2018.
Except one, there was no house damage reported in the district due to the rains, said Gajapati collector Anupam Saha.
Tarpaulin sheets have been provided to at least 15 families who live in the kutcha houses in Kasinagar block.
There was no human casualty reported in the district due to the rains.
While an average 95.48 mm rainfall received in the district in last 24 hours ended on Tuesday 8.30 AM, Mohana block was recorded highest (133 mm) rainfall, followed by Paralakhemundi (117 mm), Rayagada (114 mm), Gosani (107 mm), Gumma (94 mm), R. Udayagiri (75 mm), Nuapada (72 mm) and Kasinagar (51 mm), sources said.