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Life comes to standstill due to rains in Nalgonda

Life comes to standstill due to rains in Nalgonda
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The incessant rains which have been lashing various parts in three districts caused immense disturbance to the day-to-day life. The low-lying areas were inundated in all the three districts due to the rains which were caused by the depression in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Nakirekal MRO office inundated by flood water
  • Newly married woman washed away
  • Traffic on Hyderabad-Vijayawada NH disrupted
  • Heavy downpour in Kurnool creates havoc
  • Several places inundated in Khammam district

Nalgonda/Kurnool/Khammam: The incessant rains which have been lashing various parts in three districts caused immense disturbance to the day-to-day life. The low-lying areas were inundated in all the three districts due to the rains which were caused by the depression in the Bay of Bengal.

The main road was inundated in Garidepalli disrupting the traffic between Kodada and Miryalaguda and so was the Musi River which was overflowing stalling the traffic between Utkuru and Saligowraram in Nalgonda district.

The average rainfall registered in the district was 42mm while the maximum rainfall of 157mm was registered in Kattamgur and Miryalaguda. The lowest rainfall was registered in Narayanapuram. Of the 59 mandals in the district, 52 mandals witnessed heavy rain. And there was no let off to the rain yet. Musi River was overflowing between Vengaram and Sarvaram villages. Flood water inundated the national highway at Ketepalli disrupting the traffic between Hyderabad and Vijayawada.
Miryalaguda RDO Srinivas Reddy visited the inundated areas. The Errakunta tank in Nakirekal breached resulting in submersion of bus station and the MRO office in five feet deep. The important files and video conference equipment worth several lakhs of rupees in the Nakirekal MRO office were damaged in the flood water.

BRIDE WASHED AWAY: A newly married couple Kuncham Srinivas and Srilata of Kasanagodu of Ketapalli mandal in Nalgonda district were caught in the middle of the spate at Kottapet and their motorcycle was washed away. While the local people saved Srinivas, Srilata got washed away in the flood. The body of Srilata was found later in the day. COLLECTOR VISIT: District Collector N Mukteswara Rao has visited the Nakirekal MRO office which was still in two feet deep water and instructed the officials to preserve the documents.

After visiting the civil supplies godown in Nakirekal where the rice, wheat, cooking oil, salt and tamarind were damaged after water entered the godowns, the collector told the officials concerned to claim insurance. The maximum water level of Musi dam is 645 ft and it has already reached 641.5 ft on Saturday. The collector instructed the irrigation engineers to release the crest gates if the water inflow moved up.

KHAMMAM: Several rivulets were overflowing in Khammam district due to the heavy rains. The bridge on Chikupalli rivulet in Vajedu mandal was under ten ft water affecting the traffic to 29 villages. The officials raised the 16 crest gates of Taliperu project releasing 40,000 cusecs of water downstream due to heavy inflows. The 26 crest gates of Kinnerasani project were also lifted releasing water downstream due to heavy inflow. The water level at Bhadrachalam has reached 42 ft.

KURNOOL: The heavy rainfall in the upstream areas resulted in the floods to Kundu River in Allagadda mandal posing a grave threat to the downstream villages. the fifteen cm rainfall during the last two days in Rudravaram mandal resulted in overflowing of 16 tanks in the mandal. Paddy, chilli, turmeric and other crops in thousands acres were inundated all over the mandal.

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