Heavy rains have disrupted life in Andhra Pradesh
The incessant rain created havoc in Andhra Pradesh. At least six districts in the state were hit by a severe cyclone in the western central Bay of Bengal. Nearly 371 villages were affected by the floods and about 1,470 kilometers of roads were damaged.
Heavy rains continued to pour in Andhra Pradesh, causing damage to roads and disrupting power supply in several places. For the second time in less than 20 days, the river Krishna remained swollen yesterday, as it received a heavy flood due to rainfall over the last couple of days. Even the transportation has been effected road have been submerged with flood waters at several pockets in the State.
According to Department Of Agriculture Officials initially estimated that about two lakh acres had been damaged by heavy rains. Two lakh acres of crops were damaged In Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Kurnool districts. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy held a high-level meeting and reviewed the situation.
The CMO said in a release that 10 people died in rain-related incidents in the state in the last two days. Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S . Jagan Mohan Reddy and assured of all possible support and assistance from the Centre in the rescue-and-relief work.
The AP CM has instructed the Collectors of Guntur and Krishna districts to be prepared for any contingency and to take care of the families displaced by Krishna river in Vijayawada.
As the rains stopped pouring, the public by and large come out of their homes and attending their day today activities.