Andhra Pradesh: Flood water enters low-lying areas in Krishna district

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 16, 2019 15:11 hrs

Villagers of Gani Atkuru using boats to travel across the village after the region was hit with heavy rainfall. Photo/ANI

Krishna (Andhra Pradesh): Normal life came to a standstill after water entered in low-lying areas in Krishna district owing to heavy rainfall in the region.

Chevitikallu, Munnaluru, Gani Atkuru, Moguluru, Kunikinapadu, Ustepalli, Kasarabad, Kodavatikallu, Eturu, Sangallapalem, Punnavalli and Pokkanuru villages in the district were partially submerged with floodwater on Friday.

70 crest gates were lifted at Prakasam Barrage on Wednesday due to huge inflows of water in Krishna River from the upstream.
One villager of Gani Atkuru said " It is for the first time in the last nine years that floodwater has entered our village. The farmers have incurred grave losses. We request the government for financial support."

The situation in the area may further worsen after Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted Light to Moderate rainfall at many places and Heavy rainfall in isolated places for Krishna district over the next three days.