Incessant rain lashes two States
Incessant rain lashes two States, Though belated, the monsoon set all over the two States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and rain has been lashing almost all the regions in the two states for the last two days.
- House collapses in Musunuru injuring two
- Wall falls in Vijayawada damages two autos
- Paddy fields inundated in several districts
- Coal production affected in opencast mines
Hyderabad: Though belated, the monsoon set all over the two States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and rain has been lashing almost all the regions in the two states for the last two days.
In Krishna district, due to the continuous drizzle since Sunday, a compound wall collapsed near Ravi Chettu Centre of Mogalrajapuram early on Monday damaging two parked autos. Low-lying areas were inundated turning them into lakes with rainwater overflowing from the drains and on the roads. Denizens had a tough time driving on most of busy roads as rainwater inundated them. Kothapet, Chittinagar, Wynchpet, Kamakotinagar and Ramarajya Nagar in One Town, Prakash Nagar, Payakapuram and other areas along the Budameru rivulet and Governorpet, Mogalrajapuram, Machavaram, Patamata and Christurajapuram and other areas in Two Town were inundated. Two persons sustained injuries when a house collapsed in Musunuru village in the district.
In West Godavari district, the low-lying areas were inundated in Tanuku and neighbouring areas. The paddy fields were inundated in the mandals of Tanuku, Attili, Iragavaram in the Tanuku assembly segment. Six villages in Achanta mandal – Bhimalapuram, Ayodhyalanka, Karugarumilli, Kandaravalli, Pedamalam –plunged into darkness following the fall of electricity poles due to strong gales coupled with heavy rain. While the upland farmers were happy with the heavy rains, the farmers who have completed the transplantation expressed distress over it. The average rainfall registered in West Godavari was 95.5 mm while the highest rainfall of 225 mm was recorded at Koyyalagudem. The lowest rainfall of 3.82 mm was at Lingapalem. The rainfall of 65.6 mm at Eluru, 29.4 mm at Narasapuram, 208 mm at Devarapalli were recorded. Flood water was overflowing on roads at Devarapalli and Nidadavole in the district. Paddy fields were inundated in Akividu mandal after the Vayyeru canal was breached at Teratava village. Traffic was disrupted to at least 20 tribal villages due to the overflowing of flood water on the causeway at Kotturu in Polavaram mandal.
In East Godavari district rain has been lashing for the last 24 hours. Farmers waiting for rain for more than a month heaved a sigh of relief as paddy transplantation will pick up. Ryots in the Konaseema are upbeat as the heavy showers will do a lot of good for coconut plantation.
Low-lying areas in the town were inundated on Monday morning, as 113 mm of rainfall was recorded. Parts of Seethampeta, Kambala Cheruvu, T Nagar, Thummalova, Innispeta, Railway Station Road, Kotilingala Peta and Arya Puram were submerged.
Water level at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage in Dowlaiswaram reached 9.5 ft by 6 pm on Monday. Release of water to irrigation canals in the Eastern and Central deltas were cut to 3,000 cusecs. Water release to the Western delta was stopped as all canals were overflowing following heavy rain. Irrigation department officials said the flood level would come down as the Godavari catchment area has no excess flood water.
In Visakhapatnam district, water level has gone up in the Duduma reservoir in Visakhapatnam district and the officials have raised the five gates to release water downstream. Widespread rain has been reported all over Prakasam district.
In Warangal district, coal production of 15,000 tonnes at Bhupalpalli opencast mine (Kakatiya Khani-sector 3) was halted following heavy rain during the last two days, according to officials. In the district headquarters low-lying areas like Siva Nagar, TV Tower Colony, Tettekunta, Deendayal Colony, Doctors’ Colony, Sammaiah Nagar and others were inundated.
Forty-eight of the total 51 mandals in the district received considerable rainfall, the first widespread since the beginning of the season. Though it boosted farmers’ hopes about crop prospects, a cause for concern is 37.8 percent deficit.
Transportation to about 11 villages in Mulugu and Ghanpur mandals was affected following rise in the Morancha rivulet level. Water was flowing above the low- level bridge at Morancha connecting villages and mandal headquarters. Tanks and streams in the agency mandals received good inflows. Jampannavagu was overflowing, affecting transportation to several villages, like Oorattam.
In Khammam district nine gates of Taliperu project were lifted to release 15,000 cusecs of water into Godavari River. Water level at Bhadrachalam has receded after the water discharge from Pranahita, Indravati and Kaleswaram rivers came down. District Collector Srinivas Sri Naresh has been closely reviewing the flood situation. Essential commodities have been kept ready at mandal headquarters. Traffic has been restored to 25 villages of water overflowing on Chikupallivagu causeway has receded after ten days on Monday.
The maximum rainfall of 15 cm was reported at Chinturu followed by 13 cm at Aswaraopet, 12 cm each at Burgumpadu and Kukkunuru, ten cm at Parakala, nine cm each at Velerupadu and Kunavaram, 8 cm at Sattupalli, six cm each at Mulakapalle, Bhulapalle, Chandrugonda, five cm each at Kothagudem, Bonakal, Madhira, Gundala, Illendu, Paloncha, Yeturunagaram, Manuguru and Dammugudem.
The main roads in Miryalaguda were inundated.
Two persons sustained injuries when a house collapsed due to the heavy rain in Arepalli village of Jaipore mandal in Adilabad district.