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Heavy rain batters Nellore district; low-lying areas inundated

Overflowing culvert in Manubole mandal in Nellore district on Monday
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Overflowing culvert in Manubole mandal in Nellore district on Monday

Highlights

Manubolu mandal receives the highest rainfall of 11.5 cm followed by Venkatachalam 10 cm and Vidavalur 9.5 cm

Nellore: Different spells of rains battered Nellore district since early hours on Monday. Manubolu mandal witnessed the highest rainfall of 11.5 cm, Venkatachalam 10 cm and Vidavalur 9.5 cm, Gudur, Kavali, and Kaluvoya mandals each received 9 cm rainfall during the last 24 hours.

On an average, the district received 6 cm of rainfall. Rainwater entered houses located on outskirts in Manubolu, Gudur and Chillakur mandals.

People of Guruvindapudi and other areas suffered a lot due to the floodwater. Gudur Sub-Collector R Gopala Krishna visited Gudur, Chillakur, and other places on Monday for observing rain-affected areas.

There has been water-logging in many low-lying areas in Nellore city and outskirts giving nightmarish experience to the locals. City roads were flooded with rainwater and commuters faced a lot of difficulties. Highly congested areas like Pogathota, Sunday Market, Gandhi Statue Centre and Trunk Road where hospitals and diagnostic services are concentrated witnessed floodwater on the streets causing a lot of inconvenience to the people.

A wall collapsed at the old DMHO office in the city in which four temporary houses were damaged and one person received minor injuries. Chennaiah, OSD of Minister Anil Kumar, visited the place along with local leaders and monitored the relief operations.

Transco SE K Vijayakumar Reddy asked the field staff members to wear safety kits while discharging their duties. He also directed the officials to stay in their respective working places for monitoring the emergency services and restoring services.

Further, the Somasila reservoir is having 76.40 tmcft of water and the officials are releasing 6,200 cusecs of water as the water body has been getting 10,200 cusecs of water. Kandaleru is having 60.55 tmcft of water and 3,900 cusecs of water is being released from the reservoir.

Mypadu Pallepalem and Gangapatnam Pallepalem experienced a huge flow of water into the village and Nellore RDO SK Hussain Saheb and other officials visited the places for taking necessary steps. Bujabuja Nellore and other areas are having stagnant water and the TDP leaders visited the place to assess the situation.

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