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Karimnagar: Various places in Karimnagar district have been receiving heavy rains for the past two days. Low lying areas and colonies in the town were...

Karimnagar: Various places in Karimnagar district have been receiving heavy rains for the past two days. Low lying areas and colonies in the town were inundated. Godavari, other rivers and streams are in spate due to heavy rain in Karimnagar district for the past two days. Sixteen villages in Mahdevpur mandal were cut off as the villages were surrounded by rain water and the roads connecting these villages were damaged. Especially Manthani division, major part of which is filled with forest, has been receiving heavy rain for the past 48 hours. Godavari is in spate at Kaleswaram and other villages in Mahadevpur mandal. Peddampet Vagu, Pedda Vagu and Pankena Vagu received heavy inflows and these streams were breached and water is overflowing many low lying roads affecting transportation to the 16 villages. Sripada Ellampalli Project also at Ramagundam received heavy inflows. As the project has not yet completed, the flood water submerged standing crops in the agricultural lands in the surrounding villages bringing heavy losses to the scores of farmers. Jammikunta, Jagityal, Vemulawada, Korutla, Godavarikhani and other places in the district recorded heavy rainfall. Nizamabad: Standing crops in several hundreds of acres in the villages of Bodhan, Navipet, Nandipet, Nizam Sagar and Banswada mandals were submerged due to incessant rains for the past three days. The agriculture and revenue officials have starting visiting the villages to take stock of flood damage. However, they maintained that the crops were only submerged and not yet damaged. The visiting officials are not taking into account the areas of damaged crops in many affected villages. A house belonging to Sadhula Nadipu Durga at Bharat Singh Colony at Dharpally collapsed due to rains and they lost all their belongings in the rain water. Khammam: The temporary bridge (culvert) constructed by the contractors on Murredu Vagu on the road connecting Illendu and Gundala mandals was washed away due to rains in the district for the past three days. A new bridge on the rivulet (Murredu Vagu) was sanctioned two years ago at an estimated cost of Rs 79 cr. However, the contractors have failed to commence the works despite many requests by the local people. In the absence of the bridge on Murredy Vagu, people in about 50 villages in both the mandals � Illendu and Gundala � besides those in surrounding areas have been facing hardships. People urge the government to take up bridge construction work at the earliest.
Water level rising in Godavari
Water level in the Godavari river at Bhadrachalam in the district is constantly rising. The water level, which stood at 38.6 ft on Thursday morning, crossed 42 ft mark by the afternoon. It reached to 43 ft at about 7.00 pm and officials issued first danger mark warning to the people residing in the villages on the banks of the river. The officials asked the villagers to shift to safer places. The river is running in spate due to heavy rains in its catchment areas for the past four days. Streams and rivulets in Bhadrachalam, Manuguru, Aswaraopet and other mandals are in spate. Tranport facilities to 32 villages in the mandals were badly affected due to breaches to streams. Coal production in the OCMs at various places in the district was affected for the third day as rain water entered the mines. The company incurred a loss of about 30 crores due to stoppage of coal production. District Collector I Srinivas Srinaresh reviewed the flood situation with the officials and directed them to be prepared to meet any eventuality. Sabari river is flowing above the normal level and flood water from Cheekupalli stream cut off road link to 25 villages. Sub-Collector Bharath Narayan Gupta and Integrated Tribal Development Agency (ITDA) Project Officer, by travelling in boats, inspected some of the villages on the banks of Godavari which fall in the Bhadrachalam Agency area and asked the villagers to move to safer places. Godavari
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