NELLORE: The district received heavy rainfall from Sunday night to Monday evening. Venkatagiri witnessed the heaviest rainfall of 11 cm in the district due to upper air cyclonic circulation.
Many mandals received heavy rainfall on Monday. Many coastal mandals, places close to Chennai and western parts of the district have been receiving heavy rains for past couple of days.Venkatagiri received 11.2 cm; Marripadu, Rapur, Tada and Pellakur mandals received 7.2 to 8.4 cm; Ozili, Balayapalli, Sydapuram, Dakkili, Atmakur, Nellore city, Kaligiri, DV Satram, and Kondapuram received 5.1 cm to 6.3 cm; and other mandals received 304 cm on an average rainfall.
Nellore city received 4.7 cm only on Monday. However, it faced severe trouble with flood water inundating the roads. Pedestrians also had a tough time at Gandhi Statue centre, underbridges at Ramalinga Puram and Atmakur bus stand areas with overflowing water.According to official sources, Somasila reservoir is receiving water with the areas from upper catchment of Penna river in Rayalaseema and other parts due to heavy rains in the region.
Now, the water storage level of the reservoir reached 50.447 tmc as against its full reservoir level of 78 tmc. Officials have consequently been releasing 4,000 cusecs of water to Kandaleru reservoir through Somasila Kandaleru Flood Flow canal.With heavy rains lashing the district for last two days, many parts in the district have reached excess and normal situation in terms of seasonal rainfall, except Allur mandal with 8.5 pc deficit rainfall in the entire district. On an average, the district witnessed 21.7 per cent of excess rainfall till now since June 1.