Rains hit 15 mandals in Khammam and Bhadradri

Situation may worsen today

KHAMMAM: Incessant rains for the last three days have hit hundreds of habitations in fifteen mandals of Khammam and Bhadradri-Kothagudem districts.

The life of the people in Tallada, Wyra, Konigerla, Kallur, Konigerla, Kamepalli, Penuballi, Chintakani, Bonakal and Vemsoor in Khammam district and Dummugudem, Bhadrachalam, Aswapuram, Manuguru, Chandrugonda and Paloncha in Bhadradri district was adversely impacted by overflowing rivulets and streams. Ramachandrapuram, a village in Tallada mandal was surrounded by flood water when a rivulet flooded the adjoining area. As a result, traffic movement to villages like Kothavenkatagiri, Gudur, Muvvagudur and Venkataramulathanda came to a grinding halt.

Wyra reservoir has been overflowing and it is at 19 feet against its full reservoir level of 18.3 feet. Flood water entered Indiramma colony and rescue teams managed to bring out five families. Predictions are that the flood condition would be most severe on Friday.

Traffic between Musalimadugu and Sthanala Laxmipuram has also been affected while the overflowing Pagideru, a rivulet in Lalapuram, has affected transportation in fifteen villages. A similar plight is being witnessed in Buggavagu. Eight villages, including Eswaramadaram, Mangalithanda, Rajupet, Narasimhagudem and Krishnapuram in Kusumanchi mandal remain cut-off.

Lankasagar reservoir in Penuballi mandal is expected to touch its full reservoir level of 16.4 by Friday.

Bethupalli project in Sattupalli mandal is in spate and officials released water to the alternative channel of NTR canal to fill up 52 tanks in Vemsoor mandal in Khammam district.

In Bhadradri district, Kinnersani reservoir in Paloncha mandal is receiving 8000 cusecs of water and officials are releasing 2000 cusecs to the downstream by opening two gates.

Naracheerala prantham in Parnasala is inundated while Chinnagubbalamangivagu is overflowing. A house belonging to one T Nagamma in Chandrugonda collapsed due to rains.

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