ANANTAPUR: Heavy rains hit all parts of Anantapur and caused massive damage to crops and disrupted life all over. The south-west monsoon entry brought along whirlwinds and heavy rains in the state.
Heavy rains were recorded in most parts of Anantapur district. More than 12 cm rainfall was recorded in BK Samudram mandal and 10 cm rainfall in NP Kunta and Puttaparthi and Anantapur for the past couple of days.
Hundreds of electricity poles and trees were uprooted in Anantapur and other parts of the district since Friday. Several roads were inundated and damaged. A big check dam breached at Jellipalli in Kambadur mandal, causing a traffic jam on the Bellary-Tumkur road.
Scientists from Rekulakunta staion, Shadeva Reddy and Ashok Kumar, predicted rains for four more days in the district even as temperatures are expected to remain at 35-36 degree Celsius in the district. The horticulture department said huge losses were caused to the growers....