Amaravati: Normal life was disrupted across the state due to heavy rain on Monday. Several low-lying areas in Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore and Rayalaseema districts were inundated due to flood in local streams and rivulets.
The situation in East Godavari and West Godavari districts was similar. There has been no report of casualties anywhere in the state due to the rain. Crops in about two lakh acres are feared marooned in flood waters. Hundreds of villages lost road connectivity due to flash floods in local streams.
Many villages in Sattenapalle, Amaravati, Pedakurapadu, Tadikonda, Thullur, Rajupalem, Krosure, Atchampet, Kakumanu, Prattipadu mandals in Guntur district witnessed heavy rain since Sunday night and it continued throughout Monday.
Locals breached roads to reduce the impact of floods in many areas. The flood water marooned thousands of cotton fields in Krosure, Amaravati and Pedakurapadu mandals. Road transport between Sattenapalle and Amaravati was stopped due to flash floods.
With heavy inflows to Nagarjuna Sagar project, the authorities started letting out nearly three lakh cusecs to the downstream which has resulted in Pulichintala project reaching its full capacity. The irrigation department has also decided to release nearly two lakh cusecs of water to Prakasam barrage prompting the district collectors in Guntur and Krishna to put the river bank villages on high alert.
Guntur district collector I Samuel Anand Kumar said the administration has opened emergency control rooms in Guntur, Tenali and Gurazala to handle the flood situation. He appealed to people living along the river bank to immediately move to safer locations. The collector directed tehsildars to evacuate people from Lanka villages to the relief camps.
Kattaleru in Gampalagudem mandal and Tammileru in Chatrai mandal in Krishna district were also inundated to heavy rain in the upstream. Vehicular movement between Krishna and West Godavari districts was hit after a bridge on the highway between Chinnampet and Chatrai mandal was breached due to the floods.