Floodwater damages crops, enters homes

August 27, 2011 12:42
Floodwater damages crops, enters homes

Floodwater damages crops enters homesWater from the Kondaveetivagu stream inundated 40,000 acres of fields damaging chilli, cotton, paddy, jute and horticulture crops in Amaravathi, Tullur, Tadikonda and Mangala-giri mandals of Guntur division. Due to heavy rain in the last three days the Kondaveetivagu stream is in spate causing a breach at Krishnayapalem village of Mangalagiri mandal on Wednesday. In Amaravathi mandal, a tank breached at Yendrai village, leading to crop damage.

Water entered fifty houses in S.C. Colony in the mandal and partially damaged another 25 houses. The joint director of agriculture, Mr E.Sridhar, said, “If flood water recedes in the next one or two days, there will no crop loss. Meanwhile a trough of low pressure extending from Vidharbha region to Tamil Nadu via Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh is likely to bring more rains to the coastal AP, Telangana and Rayalaseema regions, said the director of Cyclone Warning Centre, Mr V.L. Prasada Rao. He said an upper air cyclonic circulation also lay over the same area and under its influence, rain or thundershowers may occur in several parts of the state in the next 24 hours. Both the systems have been keeping the Southwest monsoon active over the state, he said. There is no deficit of rainfall in any part of the state.

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