Press Esc to close
Tuesday 28 February 2017
News updated at 10:19 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31°C
Min : 19°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Flood situation grim in Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, July 20, 2013 (IANS):
Tractors move through a flooded village in Andhra Pradesh, May 21, 2010. Reuters
The flood situation in Andhra Pradesh was grim Saturday with the Godavari river flowing above the danger mark and over 200 villages remaining marooned in six districts, officials said.

Three helicopters of Indian Air Force (IAF) were pressed into service for rescue and relief work in Karimnagar, one of the worst affected districts, while another chopper is ready for rescue operations in Khammam district.

As many as 40 villages remained marooned in Manthani division of Karimnagar district. The IAF helicopters are dropping food, water packets and medicines in the affected villages, a state government official said.

Though rains have started receding in north Telangana, the Godavari is still in spate due to overflowing rivulets and huge inflows from upstream.

The Godavari level at Bhadrachalam in Khammam district was 56.4 feet Saturday afternoon. Authorities have already issued third warning. Several low-lying areas in and around the temple town of Bhadrachalam were inundated.

Three rescue teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have reached Khammam for rescue work as 40 villages remained marooned.

The water level in Godavari crossed the 15 metres mark at Dhowleswaram near Rajahmundry, flooding over 150 villages in both East and West Godavari districts. Authorities have released more than 16 lakh cusecs of water into the Bay of Bengal.
Several villages were cut-off from the rest of the state in Polavaram and Kovur mandals in West Godavari district. District administration evacuated many low-lying villages and arranged sand bags to prevent further flooding.

In East Godavari district, authorities have shifted 1,200 people to safe places. District Collector Neetu Prasad said people in low-lying villages were asked to move to safe places.

The heavy rains that battered north Telangana districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Warangal and Khammam in the last five days have claimed 10 lives. The rivers, rivulets, streams and tanks in the region were overflowing, inundating several villages.
The state government has already deputed special officers to the affected districts and formed help centres to monitor rescue and relief work.

Agriculture Minister Kanna Lakshminarayana said crops in one lakh hectare area were damaged due to the rains and floods. He said paddy, soyabean and cotton crops which were at nursery stage were damaged.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
A girl carries utensils after filling them with water from a pipe that supplies water to trains...

A girl carries utensils after filling them with water from a pipe that supplies water to trains...

Students and teachers of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia during their protest march against ABVP...

Students and teachers of Delhi University, JNU and Jamia during their protest march against ABVP...

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju with Minister of State in the PMO..

Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju with Minister of State in the PMO..

Father of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a Kansas bar in the US last week...

Father of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead at a Kansas bar in the US last week...

MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger addresses at the launch of new 'New E-Class'...

MD & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, Roland Folger addresses at the launch of new 'New E-Class'...

Environmentalist staging protest against Kukkarahalli Lake developmental works...

Environmentalist staging protest against Kukkarahalli Lake developmental works...

A man stands outside a closed bank due to the bankers' nation-wide strike against the Centre...

A man stands outside a closed bank due to the bankers' nation-wide strike against the Centre...

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally during the ongoing UP Assembly polls..

RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav during an election campaign rally during the ongoing UP Assembly polls..

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses an election rally in Azamgarh...

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav addresses an election rally in Azamgarh...

BSP supremo Mayawati addresses an election rally in favour of party candidates in Mau...

BSP supremo Mayawati addresses an election rally in favour of party candidates in Mau...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523