Vijayawada gets season’s highest rainfall
By Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 10:44 AM |
VIJAYAWADA: Vijayawada is experiencing season’s highest rainfall so far this year. Since last week the monsoon rains have actively intensified in the coastal areas resulting in moderate continuous rainfall. The low lying roads in the city are filled with water and garbage in the dumper bins is getting decomposed. Sanitation drives in schools and hospitals have been interrupted due to incessant rains.
The whole of Krishna district has received excess rainfall till date this monsoon. The entire district is expected to receive heavy rainfall in coming three days and moderate rains with thunderstorms in rest of the places could be seen. On Monday, places like Kambhampadu, Garikapadu, Jaggayyapeta, Vijayawada rural received rainfall of 6.4 cm. Urban areas in Vijayawada city received rainfall of 3 cm to 4.5 cm during the day on Monday.
Earlier this week the district experienced good amount of showers with moderate rains and cool winds. For the next 1 week, the entire district would be receiving rainfall more than 6 cm and might also go up to 10 cm during nights.Speaking about weather trends in the state,YK Reddy, senior scientist and weather forecaster at IMD, said, “The entire coastal region will receive heavy rains this entire week. For coming three days, the rains will be severe with heavy winds and thunderstorms. Isolated places and rural areas will receive more rainfall than urban areas. An average 5 cm rainfall is expected, which might also go up to 10 cm.”
Low lying areas in the city are filled with water and in many areas, the drainage is seen over flowing. The sanitation programmes taken by VMC are also futile due to heavy rains. The fogging and spraying done to control mosquito breeds are being washed away. The open garbage bins filled with trash and waste are getting soaked in water and clogging the roads.
Sanitation programmes in government schools have been put on hold. Due to the presence of garbage bins beside the school premises, students and staff have to bear the foul smell. Added to that are flies attracted to the garbage bins and going around the classes.“We have shifted garbage and dumper bins located nearby educational institutions. ,” said Gopi Naik, CMHO VMC.