Deep Depression crosses north Andhra Pradesh coast; Heavy rain in several districts

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The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

 

The deep depression in Bay of Bengal that crossed the coast close to Kakinada in East Godavari district on Tuesday morning left a trail of devastation as it brought with it a massive downpour in several districts of Andhra Pradesh.

The Deep Depression crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast close to Kakinada between 6:30 am and 7:30 am on Tuesday. 

As per the report, the Deep Depression crossed the coast with win speed of of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.

Rainfall ranging from 11.5 cm to 24 cm was recorded in more than 100 places in the state, primarily in East Godavari, West Godavari, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Krishna districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin said that the Depression moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past six hours and lay centred about 120 km nearly south-southwest of

Vishakhapatnam and close to Kakinada and 100 km nearly east-northeast of Narsapur.

The Deep Depression originating in the Bay of Bengal is expected to bring in heavy rainfall in Telangana, Karnataka, Rayalaseema, south Konkan, Goa, central Maharashtra and Marathawada.

A cargo vessel from Bangladesh, which lay anchored in the sea, was swept close to the Tenneti Park beach in Visakhapatnam city due to the heavy wind that accompanied the storm.

The Visakhapatnam Marine Police said the ships anchor got snapped because of which it was swept ashore but the 15 crew members have been rescued.

Boats of fishermen were swept ashore in the storm but no casualties were reported.

While roads in Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and Krishna district remained battered, power distribution network also suffered damages, official sources said.

Agriculture and horticulture crops in hundreds of acres in the two Godavari districts were inundated due to the deluge.

Reports from the districts said some 'kutcha' houses collapsed due to the incessant downpour. The downpour also left hundreds of houses in many districts flooded.

As per the report, small rivers like Tandava, Sarada, Gostani, several rivulets and streams in these districts were overflowing due to the unabated rainfall for the last two days..

 

With inputs from Agency

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