Rayachoti remains isolated as rain hits Andhra town, one drowns – The New Indian Express


Through Express news service

KADAPA: Heavy rains have hit the town of Rayachoti, while moderate rains have hit other parts of Kadapa and parts of Anantapur districts since Friday evening, disrupting life. While one person was swept away in an overflowing stream, another was rescued by the residents of Veeraballi mandal.

The rains damaged growing crops in several mandals. The highest rainfall of 11.12 cm was recorded at Lakkireddypalle, followed by Rayachoti with 11.06 cm. Rayachoti was the most affected by the flooding of much of the city. Road connectivity between Rayachoti and the rest of the district has been cut. All of the city’s main roads were flooded. Rainwater entered several houses in the lower areas.

Lake Inayat Khan near Rayachoti overflows with road connectivity to Gunnikuntla, Pemmadapalle, Garugupalle and other villages. All areas crossed by the Mandavya River were flooded.

Some two-wheelers were washed away by the floods. Rayachoti tahsildar Narasimha Kumar urged residents of low lying areas to be careful for the next few days in the face of flooding. Local MP G Srikanth Reddy sent fire tenders to the 34th Ward to pump rainwater from flooded communities.
Food packages were distributed to people affected by the rain.

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