Heavy rains lash Telugu states, projects overflow

Heavy rains are lashing Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the last two days.

HYDERABAD: Heavy rains are lashing Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for the last two days. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, low pressure has formed in the vicinity of Odisha in the northwest and the west-central Bay of Bengal, adjacent to the coast of South Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh, resulting in heavy rains in Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts on Saturday. North coastal Andhra districts and erstwhile East Godavari districts are also receiving heavy rains.

Due to moderate to heavy rains in the Guntur district for the past three days, roads and streets have been submerged under water in many places. The power supply was interrupted in many places. The electricity officials and staff immediately restored the electricity regardless of the rains.

The IMD announced that the state received an average of 14.1 mm of rain on Saturday with Vizianagaram district recording the highest rainfall of 67.2 mm followed by Srikakulam district at 37.6, Parvathipuram 31.4, Alluri Seetharamaraju at 34 mm, Visakhapatnam district 32.5, Anakapalli district 21.7, Kakinada district 13.4 mm, Ambedkar Konaseema district 12.5, East Godavari district 20.9, West Godavari 17.1, Eluru 15.4 mm, Krishna 19.8 mm, NTR district 26.4 mm, Guntur 15 mm and Palanadu 16.9 mm respectively.

There will be heavy rains for the next two days due to the speed of the monsoon and low pressure.

On the other hand, heavy to very heavy rains lashed North Telangana on Saturday. Hyderabad Meteorological Department Director K. Nagaratna said that the state would receive heavy to very heavy rains for two more days. She said that eight districts of Telangana have been on red alert due to heavy rains due to a low-pressure trough.

Nagaratna said that a red alert was announced for Jayashankar Bhupalapalli, Peddapalli, Mulugu, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Adilabad, and Mancherial districts. There were chances of heavy to very heavy rains in these districts. She said that an orange alert was given to the rest of the districts. The IMD said an average rainfall of 40.1 mm was recorded across the state on Saturday with a maximum rainfall of 206 mm recorded in Navipet of Nizamabad district.

The heavy rains continue to lash Telangana state for the last two days due to which the rivers, bunds, and canals across the state are breaching. The people are facing hardships due to incessant rains over the last two days.

The IMD forecast very heavy rains for the next three hours across North Telangana on Sunday. Heavy rains will lash all over Asifabad, Adilabad, Nirmal, Mancherial, Nizamabad, Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Warangal, Karimnagar, Hanmakonda, Jagitial, Kamareddy, Siricilla district respectively.

While in Hyderabad, rains are said to increase in coming hours as the rains from Warangal - the Siddipet stretch are moving in. Non-stop moderate isolated heavy rains expected in next 4hrs.

Jedi River is flowing on the national highway at Ethurunagaram of Mulugu district, disrupting traffic. Ponds are overflowing due to heavy rains in Warangal district's Narsampet on Sunday. Bhupalappalli district has been receiving heavy rains and water is being released downstream from the Medigadda barrage.

Meanwhile, despite heavy rains for three days, devotees offered prayers to Nandiswara at Sri Rudreshwara Thousand Pillar Temple on the Tholi Ekadashi of Ashadam.

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