Over 70,000 people affected by floods in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

AMARAVATI: A total of 74,068 people was affected in Andhra Pradesh due to the floods in river Godavari.

According to the reports, at least 17,632 were shifted to relief camps as the heavy flood battered at least six mandals in East and West Godavari districts.

As per the report, the impact was more on East Godavari where 52,500 people were affected and the remaining 21,568 were from West Godavari.

In West Godavari, officials organised 47 medical camps in the flood-hit areas to prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases.

According to the State Disaster Management Authority, Power supply remained cut off, road communication network was also badly damaged in the two districts.

As per the preliminary estimate, damages to roads and other infrastructure were to the tune of Rs 6.45 crore.

National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force reached out to the affected areas with essential supplies and food.

Over 35,000 food packets have been distributed for them on Sunday afternoon.

The second warning signal issued at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram continued as 13.58 lakh cusecs of floodwaters flowed in.

About 7,500 cusecs of this was being let out into the delta canals and the rest into Bay of Bengal.

The water-level touched 29 metres at Polavaram dam construction site, but all access to the project remained cut off as the main approach Kademma sluice bridge submerged.

The Yedduvagu and Siddaramvagu bridges in West Godavari district remain submerged, cutting off transportation to villages in the region.

All required measures have been taken by the Collectors of these two districts and the situation is under control.

State Panchayat Raj Minister Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy spoke to Collectors of the Godavari districts and reviewed the situation.


With inputs from PTI

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