ELURU:The rivulets and drains in West Godavari are in spate due to heavy rains lashing the district for the past 24 hours. The highest rainfall of 101 mm was recorded in Nidadavole mandal.
Under the influence of north-east monsoon, heavy downpour was witnessed in various parts of the district since Saturday night. In the delta area of Narasapur division, the farmers are worried about their paddy crop.
Meanwhile, Nakkala, Kaja, Valluru, Bhaggeswaram, Gontheru and Mogalturu drains are flooded with rain water, thus inundating as many as 5,000 acres of crop in Palacole and Yalamanchili mandals.
Heavy rain lashed the Pancharama Kshetram in Palacole on Saturday night. The Palacole town witnessed 55.4 mm rainfall during the last 24 hours. The Narsapuram mandal including Narsapuram town received 73.7 mm rainfall, whereas Yalamanchili mandal recorded 54.6 mm rainfall.
Due to incessant rain, several low-lying areas in Palacole and Narsapuram towns were flooded.
According to reports, Jalleru and Byneru rivulets in Buttayagudem mandal of the agency are overflowing, as they are receiving heavy inflows due to continuous rains in Khammam and West Godavari districts. About 15 villages in the mandal have been inundated and cut off from the outside world. Meanwhile, officials stated that river Godavari did not receive flood water so far.
Nidadavole mandal recorded the highest of 101 mm rainfall followed by 81.3 mm in Poduru during the last 24 hours.
The rainfall recorded in other areas: Bhimavaram 80 mm, Penumantra 79.3, Achanta 76.8, Narsapuram 73.7, Yalamanchili and Palacole 55 each, Penugonda 66, Veeravasaram 65, Ganapavaram 75, Pentapadu 66, Tanuku 60, Nidamarru 74.2, Unguturu 41, Kovvuru 36, Chagallu 30.7, Attili 40, Iragatvaram 45, Bhimadole 34, Unguturu 41, Tadepalligudem 29, Devarapalli 19.8, Nallajerala 37.2 and Jangareddigudem 12. The other places registered below 9 mm rainfall.