Roanu impact on Andhra Pradesh wanes

Last Updated 20 May 2016, 20:28 IST

 Even as the impact of the cyclone Roanu over Coastal Andhra Pradesh has considerably come down on Friday, several parts of the state received very heavy rainfall since Thursday.

Kalingapatnam recorded 15 cm of rain, Vizag 8 cm, Machilipatnam recorded 7 cm, Amalapuram, Kakinada, Narsapuram and Ongole recorded 6cm, Gannavaram, Bapatla and Tuni recorded 3 cm of rain.

In north Coastal Andhra Pradesh close to Odisha coast — Srikakulam and Vizianagaram — endured heavy rainfall coupled with squally winds. In Nizampatnam port, all the 18 fishermen who went missing in the sea, since the beginning of the storm, returned safely in two batches. In Tidhini village of Patapatnam, Srikakulam district, rain also brought fish with it surprising the villagers, who collected it with zest.

3 die in Telangana

Meanwhile, Cumulonimbus clouds accumulated due to hot weather in Telangana have resulted in heavy rainfall here on Friday evening coupled with stormy weather and lightening. In all three people died in Hyderabad and neighbouring Medak district. However, weather office said that the system is not connected with the ongoing cyclone.

For one-hour, the people of Hyderabad witnessed the ire of the weather. While traffic snarls brought the movement of vehicles to a standstill, low-lying areas were flooded with rain water. A massive hoarding near Banjara Hills Check Post fell on several vehicles parked on the street.

Uprooting of electric poles and trees resulted in power outages in large parts of the twin cities. In several places hailstorm gave people much-needed relief from heatwave.

(Published 20 May 2016, 20:28 IST)

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