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Five districts in the State marooned in floods
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Five districts in the State marooned in floods

CM announces Rs.1 lakh relief to the families of persons killed by thunderbolts

Hyderabad, September 18, 2007

Widespread rain in the State continued for the second day, the Tuesday, in an inundated manner marooning at least 70 villages in Kurnool, Kadapa, Warangal, Nalgonda and Karimnagar districts. Many of the regions are cut off from road links. The Tungabhadra is threatening to inundate hundreds of villages along its banks in Kurnool and Mahaboobnagar districts on Wednesday.

Warangal is the most affected after an unprecedented rainfall of nearly 74cms lashed the district during the past twenty four hours. In Guntur district, four persons were washed away in flash floods in several riverlets on Monday night but the family members realized about it only on Tuesday. All the deaths occurred in Narasaraopet Revenue division. As if the flood water menace is not enough, thunderbolts caused additional damage. At least nine persons are killed, five of them in Karimnagar and two each in Warangal and Khammam due to thunder strike.

The State Government has put the entire Rayalaseema region and Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam and Nellore on high alert following a heavy rainfall warning issued to them. Authorities opened the crest gates of Nagarjunasagar, Srisailam, Jurala and Prakasam as nearly 4 lakh cusecs flowed into River Krishna. The Chief Minister, Dr. YS Rajasekhara Reddy canceled his scheduled tour to Nellore area and reviewed the flood situation along with Disaster Management Commissioner Preeti Sudan and announced an ex-gratia of Rs.1 lakh to the families of persons killed in thunderbolts.

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