Monday, 27 October 2014

More rains predicted for Andhra Pradesh

Intermittent rains have disrupted power supply and threw normal life out of gear.

Heavy rains continued to lash parts of Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions under the influence of deep depression and active North East monsoon on Monday leaving agricultural fields in some districts submerged under water and disrupting traffic movement on several stretches.
Met authorities said heavy rains and thunder showers would occur during the next 24 hours and the Cyclone Warning Centre issued a warning for the fishermen along the coastline not to venture into the sea till Tuesday morning.
Authorities said Macherla in Guntur district received 29 cm rain, Udayagiri in Nellore recorded 21 cm, Rentachintala recorded 15 cm, Bapatla 11 cm, and Karamchedu 10 cm, while Nandyal and Jammalamadugu received 9 cm each.
Intermittent rains since Sunday disrupted power supply and threw normal life out of gear. A few lakes and rivulets were overflowing disrupting traffic movement on key roads.
In Guntur district, traffic between Sattenapalli-Achampeta stretch was affected due to overflowing water from Eddulavagu rivulet and it is reported that a truck was stuck on the road in the swirling waters from Basavamma rivulet.
In Krishna district, several low lying areas in Nuzvid, Gudivada, Tiruvur, Jaggaiahpet and others were inundated and people had to walk through knee-deep water on the roads. Paddy and groundnut fields in Anantapur district were covered under sheets of water. Bunds of Nilakantapuram Lake suffered breaches blocking the movement of traffic to several villages that remained cut off.