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Heavy rains lash AP, Telangana

Heavy rains lash AP, Telangana
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Heavy rains lash AP, Telangana. Unseasonal heavy rain once again lashed the two Telugu States adding to the woes of farmers, who were already hit by the recent spells of rain that brought havoc damaging standing crops as well as the harvest.

Hyderabad: Unseasonal heavy rain once again lashed the two Telugu States adding to the woes of farmers, who were already hit by the recent spells of rain that brought havoc damaging standing crops as well as the harvest. The incessant downpour since Friday morning came as a blow to the farming community in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

  • Standing crops damaged in Krishna, Guntur, Anantapur and Prakasam districts
  • Heavy showers damage harvested paddy, maize
  • Rain accompanied by gales uproot several electric poles and trees
  • Thumdershowers lash Warangal, Nalgonda & Khammam districts
  • Coal production disrupted in Yellandu

The heavy showers damaged harvested crops like paddy and maize in Krishna, Guntur, Anantapur and Prakasam districts. Boulders rolled down from the Indrakeeladri hills in Vijayawada causing a traffic hurdle on NH-9. The continuous rain started on Thursday night in Prakasam district. Kambham, Addanki, Mundlamuru and Chinaganjam towns received heavy showers.

Grief-stricken farmers trying to salvage what is left after rain ravage at Burgampahad in Khammam district
Electric poles and many trees were uprooted in Pedda Pappuru and Brahama Samudram mandals of Anantapur district. Six transformers were damaged. Even though a major part of East Godavari district received moderate rain, standing paddy crop in 338 hectares was damaged. Officials are yet to assess the loss.

Telangana experienced gales and thundershowers. Farmers in Warangal, Nalgonda and Khammam districts suffered heavy crop damage. Heaps of paddy were inundated in many parts of Warangal and Nalgonda districts.

Gusty wind with heavy rain dashed the hopes of ryots. Some huts were blown away and electric lines were snapped by heavy gales in Warangal district. High speed wind was experienced in Mulug and Narsampet divisions, uprooting many trees.

Thundershowers shook Khammam district, with Madhira, Kothagudam, Manugur, Venkatapuram, Dammagudam, Charla and Vajedu mandals receiving heavy rain. There was heavy damage to Chilli crop in Inkoor. Coal production was disrupted at Yellandu.

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