Heavy rains hamper normal life in Nellore district
South coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh have been witnessing heavy rainfall. Nellore district has been facing incessant rains for the past three days
NELLORE: South coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh have been witnessing heavy rainfall. Nellore district has been facing incessant rains for the past three days. The low-lying areas and railway underpass were severely hit by the rains. Several houses and roads were inundated, which halted traffic and affected commuters throughout the city.
According to reports, parts of the Nellore district reported heavy rainfall of 64.5mm. The Somarsila reservoir in the district received a steady flow of rainwater nearly 16,000 cusecs on Sunday evening. The road connecting 20 villages under Kondapuram, Jaladanki and Kavali Mandals was submerged due to heavy rains. Locals in Nellore city could not leave their homes. Reportedly, drains overflowed in several colonies in the city causing great inconvenience to the residents.
Similarly, coastal regions of Prakasam district and Tirupati also reported heavy rainfall. Tangutur of Prakasam district registered the highest rainfall of 118mm, while Satyavedu in Tirupati recorded the highest rainfall of 77.2mm. According to reports, low pressure in the southeast of the Bay of Bengal is the reason behind the heavy downpour.