Nellore, Chittoor in south AP inundated

Nellore, Chittoor in south AP inundated

Nellore, Chittoor in south AP inundated

Rains continue to lash Nellore and Chittoor in south coastal Andhra Pradesh for the third consecutive day after a brief lull from the earlier spell.

Normal life has been disrupted in the two districts, with flood water from overflowing reservoirs inundating roads and low-lying areas.

In Nellore district, traffic has been disrupted between Gudur-Ravuru, Gudur-Venkatagiri routes with the flood water washing away parts of the roads.

One woman doctor reportedly fell to her death when the vehicle she rode was drowned in a ditch brimming with rainwater in Gudur.

Nellore recorded 5 cm rains on Monday, and before Tuesday the district received 6 cm further downpour. Kavali reported record breaking 9.5 cm rains during the day. District authorities shifted 800 people from low-lying areas to relief centres with the help of NDRF and fire fighting teams.

In Chittoor, rainwater flooded all the streets, causing troubles for daily commuters.

In rural areas, standing crops were damaged in thousands of hectares with the Kalangi River in spate. In KVB Puram mandal, a causeway was washed away when irrigation officials lifted flood gates of the reservoir.

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