As thousands of people are affected by heavy flood in Rayagada & Kalahandi district, Odisha govt. sought the help of Indian Army & Air force in these ares of Odisha.
Indian army has the biggest ‘voluntary’ military force in the world.
After an urgent meeting with the officials, CM Naveen Patnaik said that due to continuous downpour the water level of Nagabali and Kalyani rivers had risen and many places of Kalyansinghpur block in Rayagada district and Kalahandi district were inundated.
The state government sought the help of the army and the Indian Air Force to evacuate the marooned villagers. The IAF choppers will be used in Kalyansinghpur block, where people are trapped on rooftops of submerged houses.
Several bridges, including a railway over bridge, were washed away in the floods caused by incessant rains in the two districts. Besides, major roads were damaged by floodwaters.
Naveen Patnaik also tweeted “With prompt response we have been able to rescue most people affected by flash floods in Nagabali and Kalyani rivers in Raygada district.”
Appeal to all in Rayagada & Kalahandi districts to assist rescue & relief agencies & extend support to persons affected by flash floods pic.twitter.com/AzYI2uFglm
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 16, 2017
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