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Nw : Rain continues to batter parts of coastal district for fourth day

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TIRUPATI: Rain continued to lash SPSR Nellore, Tirupati, Chittoor and Prakasam districts for the fourth consecutive day under the influence of cyclone Mandous, on Monday, affecting frequent existence and inundating low-lying areas.

Reasonable to heavy rains at frequent intervals from Sunday night time to Monday afternoon led to swollen drains, disruption of vehicular web site visitors and bringing frequent existence to a standstill in the urban areas of Nellore and Tirupati and its suburbs.

Per actual time recordsdata, the cumulative rainfall realistic in SPSR Nellore district used to be 33.5mm, Prakasam 34.4mm and Tirupati district 23.7mm, for 24 hours ending by evening on Monday. In Nellore, the Ulavapadu mandal recorded the final phrase rainfall with 120.8mm, followed by Kandukur with 114mm, Allur with 52.4mm and Vorativaripalem with 51.6mm. In Prakasam, the Ponnalur mandal bought 84.2mm rainfall followed by Yerragondapalem with 82mm and Marripadu with 65.4mm.

In Tirupati, the Balayapalli mandal recorded the final phrase rainfall of 58mm as a lot as 7pm. The cumulative realistic rainfall in Tirupati urban on Monday from 8.30am to 7pm used to be 35.2mm with the realistic rainfall being 30.8mm in Tirupati division.

From Sunday night time till Monday morning, Tirupati had realistic to severe rainfall. Around noon, one other wave of heavy rain hammered the temple city, flooding plenty of low-lying areas. Because overflowing sewers, waterlogging used to be noticed on roadways and other predominant intersections.

Three shrimp homes, which were built on the predominant drain, partly collapsed in Bandaru colony of Tirupati city on Monday evening. Local MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy alongside with civic officials rushed to the field and rescued the inmates, who suffered minor accidents. The MLA assured the victims of all serve and compensation from the authorities.

Meanwhile, the Chillakuru police, in coordination with the earnings division, rescued residents of Tippagunta Palem village in Chillakuru mandal under the Gudur division after the avenue connectivity to their village used to be chop due to the overflowing of the Uppeteru circulation.

Gudur RDO Kiran Kumar, assisted by police and boats, rescued a dialysis affected person and a pregnant girl who considerable instantaneous medical consideration. They were despatched to the Gudur authorities sanatorium in an ambulance.

Chittoor district has some respite from the cyclonic storm as rains private subsided in quite lots of mandals. The district’s cumulative rainfall realistic, from 8am to 8pm on Monday used to be 19.5mm, with Somala mandal receiving the final phrase rainfall of 45.2mm, followed by Chowdepalli with 35.8mm.

As the heavy rains inundated a spacious extent of agriculture fields in the district, paddy at the harvesting stage has been destroyed on about 199.12 hectares.

Heavy rains also destroyed groundnut on 224.6 hectares, maize on 66.6 hectares, gloomy gram on 38.4 hectares, and sugarcane on 19.6 hectares. Horticulture vegetation such as brinjal, cauliflower, tomato, potato, vegetation, chilli, banana, beans, gourds, betel vine and cabbage, spread across 149.6 hectares were damaged. In all, around 377 horticulture farmers incurred an estimated total lack of Rs 2.1 crore.


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