Heavy rains lashed Kadapa district on Saturday night. As a result, roads were inundated and flood waters entered homes in several areas.
It rained non-stop for four hours in Kadapa city. The bus stand area, NGO Colony, Cooperative Colony, Om Shanti Nagar, R.K. Nagar, Prakashnagar, Mrityunjaya Kunta and Beedi Colony were inundated.
Cooking utensils could be seen getting washed away from several houses in Mrityunjaya Kunta. Motorists were hit hard by knee-deep water on the roads. Two houses collapsed, one in old Kadapa SC Colony and the other in Chakrayapeta.
Various reservoirs in Kadapa district have been receiving heavy inflows. About 12,000 cusecs of water reached Gandikota Reservoir, which released water to the downstream Mylavaram Reservoir.
In addition, pumps were activated and water lifted from Gandikota to Chitravati and Paidipalem projects. As Mylavaram Reservoir too is full, its six gates have been lifted and 9,000 cusecs of water is being released downstream.
District Collector Chevuri Harikiran has warned people of Penna river basin to be vigilant. People of low-lying areas have been advised to move to safer places.
Gates of Vankamarri Dam have also been raised to release excess waters. Sagileru Canal flooded due to heavy rains on Saturday night. Brahmgarimatham revenue and police officials have asked people of Godlaveedu, P. C. Palli, Mallegudipadu, Tummalapalli, Dirasavancha and Peddirajupalle villages to remain vigilant.