Andhra Pradesh: Godavari floods leave 30 villages inundated, heavy rainfall warning till August 5

Amaravati: Godavari river caused heavy floods on Friday evening leaving over 30 villages in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh inundated. The district administration is on constant vigil, making arrangements for possible evacuation of people from the villages if the flood-level rises further. Essential commodities, including milk, were being supplied to the affected villagers through the Civil Supplies Department. Roads have been damaged and and power supply to the marooned villages, however, remain cut off. Inflow at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram remained steady since Friday evening at 7.12 lakh cusecs. The water resources department personnel have been discharging 7.11 lakh cusecs from the barrage into the Bay of Bengal.

The Andhra Pradesh Weather Forecasting and Early Warning Research Centre (Aware) issued a moderate to heavy rainfall warning, valid till August 5, for five coastal districts of the state. Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea with tides touching a height of 2.5 to 4 metres, Aware said in a press release. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari and West Godavari would receive moderate to heavy rainfall with gusty winds of 50-70 kmph.

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