As the stats started celebrating its first rains for this season, it didn’t turn out to be as peaceful as expected. So far our state Andhra Pradesh has been recorded with highest rainfall all over the country. The heavy downpour also took away 13 lives so far. Unofficially, the death count is much more than this and is expected to be 30 or 35.
The mishaps occurred in many parts of the state like Adilabad, Hyderabad suburbs region and in many districts in Coastal Andhra. The officials expected adequate rainfall, but it turned out to be heavy rainfall especially in Coastal Andhra and Telangana regions.
The MET department says that this will continue till tomorrow that is 24 July 2012, and reduce later on. Visakhapatnam’s Anakapalli village claimed lives of two siblings and two sons of a farmer; Kurnool district recorded 4 deaths in the past 3 days. Other Rayalaseema places affected with rains are Adoni, Yemmiganur and Mantralayam on Saturday 21 July 2012.
Not just the human loss; cattle and crops were also destroyed in rains. Close to 2000 acres of paddy fields were ruined near Srikukalam district yesterday. The main river in that area is Vamsadhara River. Adilabad and Khammam districts in Telangana, Bhadrachalam, Mallanavagu, Murredu, Tativagu are other places severely affected with rains in the past 3 days.
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