Rain hits life in State

Rain hits life in State
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Rain Hits Life in State, Heavy Rain in Seemandhra and Telangana, Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada. Heavy rain in Seemandhra and Telangana severely affected normal life on Saturday, with several districts crippled following continuous downpour. Many villages in the Godavari districts were flooded.

  • Several districts crippled
  • Many villages in Godavari districts flooded
  • Transportation affected as highways, main roads remain under water
  • Wall collapse in Sathenapalli kills youth
  • 3.15 lakh cusecs released from Prakasam Barrage
  • Several bridges, tanks & canals develop breaches
  • Many residential colonies flooded
  • Farmers agitated as their crops got inundated
  • Coal mining affected in Adilabad

Heavy rain in Seemandhra and Telangana severely affected normal life on Saturday, with several districts crippled following continuous downpour. Many villages in the Godavari districts were flooded, with rivulets and streams getting inflows. About 3.15 lakh cusecs from the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada released inundating houses in downstream. The residents were evacuated earlier.

Transportation on the highways and main roads was paralysed in East Godavari district after they were inundated, as rivulets and streams overflowed. Seetanagaram lost transport link with the Agency areas, as highways and main roads were flooded. There was severe impact on 33 mandals in the district.

Rain caused havoc in the Coastal districts, leaving a trail of devastation. The Tammileru Stream was overflowing the Eluru highway in West Godvari district. Vehicles bound for Kaikalur, Bhimavaram, Narsapur were stranded. The Nakkalagandi canal, in Achanta mandal, suffered a breach. About 1,000 cusecs from the Yerra Project were let out into lower stream. About 500 cusecs from the Aliveru Project were released after the Konda Vagu in Battayigudam was flooded. Two persons sustained injuries when a house collapsed at Rajavaram in Koyyalagudam mandal.

A house in Gajuwaka of Visakhapatnam district collapsed in heavy rain. Fortunately it was empty. A youth was killed in a wall collapse caused by a downpour in Sathenapalli of Guntur district, where several residential colonies and low-lying areas were flooded. The Sagarapalam Bridge developed a crack.

Many residential colonies in Prakasam district were inundated. The Sarangapalem bridge developed a crack, as also the Chennavaram tank in Badvel of Kadapa district. Farmers are agitated as heavy floods submerged their crops.

In Kadapa district the temporary bridge, near Trisamudram, on the Bahuda river, was damaged, affecting movement of buses in the morning between Pileru-Sundapalli, Rayachoti-Papannagaripalli and Rayachoti-Chandrajugaripalli. Residents of 60 villages have been hit.

Several districts in Telangana too were severely affected, as they have been receiving downpour for some days in a row. As a result several rivers and streams were overflowing giving the look of a massive sheet of water all over.

Heavy rains soaked Adilabad district, with highways and main roads remaining under flood water. Normal life was paralysed in Jainath, Bela, Luxittipet, Manchiriyal, Jannaram and Dandepalli areas after heavy showers accompanied by high speed winds lashed them. Transport links to 20 villages were snapped after the Gorlapalli stream, in Vemanapalli mandal, overflowed. Coal production in open cast Singareni collieries mines at Srirampur, Dorli I and Dorli II and Khairiguda was affected following continuous rain.

In Karimnagar district, Housing Board Colony in Jammikunta was inundated. Residents experienced severe hardship when water entered their houses. Production of two lakh tonnes was affected after rain water entered coalmines in Ramagundam.

Many residential colonies in Parakal of Warangal district too were flooded with ankle-deep water.

Normal life was severely affected in Nalgonda district, with roads resembling water bodies and streams getting flooded. Soil under the rail track at Bommayipalli in Bhongir mandal was washed away, impacting train traffic. The compound wall of Bhongir sub-jail collapsed under the effect of heavy rain.

The Nakrekal National Highway was inundated. Streams in Itipamula, Annaram, Iducharu, Munukuntla suffered breaches following heavy rain. Low-lying areas under the Peddadevulapalli Reservoir were flooded. Two cars were washed away. However, local residents managed to save the passengers.

In Mahbubnagar district, transport link between Kothakota and Atmakur villages was snapped after flood water inundated the Madhapuram Highway. Irrigation officials lifted two crest gates of the Ramanapad Project after heavy inflows reached the Ikachettu stream. Thirteen crest gates of Sunkesula dam were lifted and 49,000 cusecs released after it received inflows of 29,000 cusecs. Irrigation officials said the dam storage was 1.2 tmc. Paddy, cotton, maize and chilli crops in about 3,000 acres In Khammam district were submerged after the crest gates of the Pedavagu Project in Aswaraopet mandal were lifted.

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