Many vehicles were stranded on Guntur Narasaraopet Road due to flooding on Thursday.
Heavy rains crippled life across Andhra Pradesh on Thursday. A look at the ground situation in various parts of the State
Guntur district was battered by incessant rain, with Chilakaluripet, Gurazala, Narsaraopet, Piduguralla, Sattenapalli and Tenali towns and their surrounding areas reeling under downpour. Vehicular movement between Guntur and Hyderabad was interrupted due to flooding.
Many parts of Palnadu area received heavy rain, which also caused flooding of the railway track at a few places. The Hyderabad-bound Palnadu Express was stopped at Reddygudem village in Rajupalem mandal. Similarly, the Falaknuma Express was held up at Bellamkonda and the Macherla passenger at Piduguralla.
Basavannavagu and Yerravagu streams have swollen, inundating the villages in their vicinity. A truck was caught in the swirling waters of river Naguleru near Dachepalli and efforts were on to rescue its driver and cleaner.
Kurnool city, Mahanandi and other towns in the district received heavy rain during the last 24 hours. Paleruvagu near Koilakuntla village overflowed and low-lying areas in several villages were inundated. Traffic on the Nandyal-Ongole Highway was obstructed due to flooding.
Most parts of the East Godavari district received rain, causing a rise in the water level of the Dowleswaram barrage to10.8 feet and resulting in release of nearly two lakh cusecs into the sea.
As the Met Department has forecast more rains, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has instructed Chief Secretary S.P. Tucker and district collectors to move people in the low-lying areas to safety and ensure necessary relief measures are taken without any delay.