Heavy rain in AP and Telangana disrupts life

Under the influence of a low pressure area over the west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal off north Andhra and south Odisha coast, heavy rain lashed several areas in coastal Andhra Pradesh in the past 24 hours. 

With monsoon remaining active over Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh, several places in these areas are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rain.

The cyclone warning centre in Visakhapatnam has already warned fishermen not to venture into seas as strong winds, reaching up to 45-55 km per hour, are likely to prevail along and off the coast.

The forecast is that similar weather conditions would prevail in coastal AP and parts of Telanagana. The National Disaster Response Force  teams have already been summoned to help the local administration in coastal districts to help rescue stranded villagers and animals.

The highest rain fall so far was recorded in Dharpalli in Nizamabad district and 12 cm in Parigi in Rangareddy district of Telangana and 10 cm rainfall was recorded at Mentada in Vizianagaram district of Andhra Pradesh. Incessant rain in Rangareddy district have cut off several villages, affecting the traffic on the Hyderabad-Mahbubnagar section. The Kagna River is in spate near Veerasettipalli village and the seasonal streams of Mansanpalli and Kandinelli are also in full spate cutting hundreds of villages off in Rangareddy district.

Several villages  are under darkness as power lines were affected. Similarly, Godavari river is on the rise giving sleepless nights to authorities as the present level of the river near the temple town of Bhadrachalam of Khammam district in Telangana is 27.7 feet.

Heavy rain hit normal life in north coast of Andhra. While one person was killed when a wall collapsed in Visakhapatnam district, heavy rain were reported from  Pachipenta, Poosapatirega Mentada, and Bondapalle, in Vizianagaram district.

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