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Heavy rain paralyses normal life in Chittoor

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Tirupati: Normal life was thrown out of gear due to heavy rain in Chittoor district. Depression in south-west of Bay of Bengal caused heavy rainfall...

Tirupati: Normal life was thrown out of gear due to heavy rain in Chittoor district. Depression in south-west of Bay of Bengal caused heavy rainfall across the district since two days. According to the officials of meteorological department, the maximum rainfall recorded in Vijayapuram was 125 mm in Chittoor district followed by SR Puram 120 mm, Nagari 117 mm, Narayanavanam 111 mm, Tirupati-Perumallapalli-100 mm, Tamballapalli-92 mm (western part of Chittoor district), Vadamalapet 87 mm, Satyavedu-77 mm, Palamaneru-76.8 mm, Arogyavaram-75 mm, Chittoor town 72 mm, Pakala-65 mm, Renigunta airport-43.2 mm and 27 mm in Tirumala.
The natural water tank, Patha Cheruvu, in Gundlapalli village was breached with heavy inflows, and as a result hundreds of acres of paddy crop was submerged. Most of the roads in Tirupati were overflowing with flood water. The Teachers JAC has planned to stage a protest by stopping the school buses near Cherlopalli, but postponed the programme due to heavy rains. No school was opened on Wednesday.
Normal life was paralysed at several places like Tirupati rural, Tamballapalle, Sathyavedu and Perumallapalle on Wednesday. Low lying areas in the temple town were inundated with rain water. The farmers are happy with the rains as it’s useful for paddy crop.
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