Water enters homes in Adilabad, locals fault officials

ADILABAD: Incessant rains threw normal life out of gear in erstwhile Adilabad district as flood waters inundated several low-lying areas and water entered houses in Adilabad town, on Saturday.

Flood water entered houses in GS Estate Colony on the outskirts of the town and damaged furniture and other essentials.

The house owners alleged that flood water entered their houses from a nearby tank after it overflowed, and expressed displeasure at officials for failing to take steps to prevent inundation despite repeated appeals. House owners said that their vehicles were also damaged. Flood waters had entered homes last year as well.

Streams and rivulets are overflowing as rains continue to lash many districts in the state.

The Mathadi Vagu project received heavy inflows, owing to rains in upstream Maharashtra. Officials discharged 10,000 cusecs of water by lifting three gates.
Flood water inundated the Yellamma temple in Pusai village of Jainad mandal. Villagers demanded the state government to construct a check dam to control the flow of water.

There are also heavy inflows into the Korata-Chanaka barrage, constructed on the Penganga River. The barrage has 1.90 lakh cusecs of water flowing in and the gates have been opened. While the full tank level of the project is 213 metres, water level is currently at 212.2 metres.

The Sathnala irrigation project also received heavy inflows and officials have discharged the water.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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