HYDERABAD: Heavy rains lashed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, throwing normal life out of gear, for the third day running on Monday. Adilabad district was the worst-hit in Telangana, receiving as much as 91.2 mm rainfall.
Similarly, parts of Khammam received 42.6mm rainfall and Karimanagar district 34 mm.
In the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh, West and East Godavari districts received the maximum rainfall, with Palakoderu recording 32.4 mm. Several low-lying areas were inundated in both the States.
Officials sprung into action in Khammam district and alerted all division and mandal level flood rescue teams to evacuate people from low-lying areas. Joint Collector D Divya and Bhadrachalam revenue divisional officer S Anjaiah visited bathing ghats in the temple town and appealed to devotees not to venture into the Godavari.
Road connectivity to at least 25 villages was cut off in Wazeedu mandal.
Meanwhile, the 150 fishermen, who had been missing for the last one week, reached the shores in Kakinada on Monday. As many as 17 boats in Kakinada, five boats in Visakhapatnam and three boats in Srikakulam reached safely to the shore.
About 198 fishermen in 33 boats had gone for fishing on June 16th and 17th but failed to return.