Many areas along the coast have been evacuated.

More rain in store for Andhra says IMD hundreds evacuated from low-lying areasImage for representation
news Rain Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 08:56

The India Meteorological Department(IMD) on Friday forecast moderate to heavy rainfall at many places in Andhra Pradesh, following the reported formation of another low-pressure area over Telangana.

Many areas along the coast have been evacuated as authorities braced themselves to face the rain for the next 48 hours.

The Times of India reported:

Till Friday, the low-pressure was close to the north coastal districts and as a result, most of the coastal districts received moderate to heavy rainfall. Visakhapatnam district received 36.6 mm of rainfall, while Srikakulam district recorded 36.7 mm and Vizianagaram district recorded 36.6 mm of rainfall. 

Srikakulam collector P Lakshmi Narasimham told TOI "As the water levels in Nagavali and Vamsadhara rivers have risen alarmingly, our officers will keep a watch at the 231 vulnerable villages close to them."

NDTV reported:

Andhra Pradesh reported four new rain-related deaths which took the number to nine - six in Guntur district, three in Visakhapatnam... the K L Rao Sagar reservoir is almost filled due to copious showers in Guntur and the upper catchment areas of the Krishna river. Train services between Guntur and Secunderabad remained suspended for the second consecutive day.

Meanwhile, the road to the state's capital of Amaravati and also its temporary capital at Velagapudi was washed away.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that there were multiple requests to repair the road earlier, and added that the road was the only link between old Amaravati and Vijayawada, the temporary Secretariat at Velagapudi, Uddandarayunipalem, Tullur and other villages of the Amaravati core capital and the capital region.

The report also adds that APSRTC was forced to cancel services to old Amaravati.


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