Khammam villages cut off yet

Published: 21st August 2012 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2012 02:00 PM   |  A+A-

Due to heavy rain on the upstream of Godavari river and in the neighboring state of Chhattisgarh streams and rivulets are overflowing in the district.

 As many as 25 villages in the remote Vajedu mandal remained cut off from the mandal headquarters due to overflowing streams in the remote areas and transport facilities were also snapped on Monday.

 Four villages -- Gummadidoddi, Ippagudem, Dulapuram and Sundaraiah nagar in Vajedu mandal were surrounded by flood waters as the Kongala and Dulapuram streams were swelling by the heavy inflows.

 The only means of transport for the people is country- made boats and the interstate passengers were also put to lot of inconvenience as the road connectivity to Bhopalapatnam in Chhattisgarh was also damaged.

 About 32,000 cusecs of flood water was released into Godavari from Taliperu project in Charla mandal on Sunday night and around 15,000 cusecs on Monday morning.

 And the water levels in Sabari river have also increased as 8,000 cusecs of water was released into the river by lifting the APGenco project gates at Motugudem.

 About 20 cm of rainfall was recorded at Peruru village in Vajedu mandal.

 The water levels in Godavari river have reached to 31 feet at Bhadrachalam.

 Following this, RDO Sam Prasad has alerted the tahsildars of flood-prone mandals and directed them to take up releif measures in Vajedu and Venkatapuram.

 Additional teams of doctor teams were also sent to flood-hit areas to prevent outbreak of diseases.

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