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1 Dead, Thousands Evacuated As Cyclone Nivar Brings Heavy Rain In Andhra

Winds with a velocity of 45-65 kmph lashed SPS Nellore and Chittoor, bordering Tamil Nadu.

Amaravati:

Normal life was thrown out of drugs as heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall starting from 6 cm to 30 cm battered not less than half of Andhra Pradesh beneath the affect of cyclone Nivar, leaving one useless.

Another farmer was feared washed away whereas NDRF personnel rescued two others from a reservoir in Chittoor district.

According to the State Disaster Management Authority, SPS Nellore, Chittoor, Kadapa, Krishna, Prakasam and East Godavari districts acquired heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall at greater than 177 locations.

Other districts like Anantapuramu, Kurnool, Guntur and West Godavari had been additionally receiving reasonable to heavy rainfall beneath Nivars influence.

It stated winds with a velocity of 45-65 kmph had been lashing SPS Nellore and Chittoor districts bordering Tamil Nadu. Tirumala Hills, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, has been receiving incessant rain since Wednesday, inflicting loads of hardship to a whole bunch of devotees stranded there.

In SPS Nellore district, which was the worst hit with rainfall as excessive as 30 cm, not less than 3,363 individuals had been shifted to 115 reduction camps from susceptible areas, district Collector Chakradhar Babu stated.

The Swarnamukhi river in SPS Nellore district was in spate whereas the Somasila reservoir acquired an influx of 65,000 cusecs.

State Water Resources Minister P Anil Kumar visited some reduction camps and spoke to the affected individuals.

He later reviewed the scenario together with his division officers and directed them to make sure that there have been no breaches to tanks.

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Reservoirs in SPS Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts crammed to the brim following which extra water was being let loose into the streams and rivulets downstream.

This has resulted in water overflowing on roads at many locations, chopping off highway communication, and likewise inundating agricultural fields.

Uprooted timber additionally blocked site visitors on roads in Kadapa, Chittoor and SPS Nellore districts.

The rain left standing crops in a number of hundred acres inundated in some districts, in accordance with preliminary studies acquired on the State Disaster Management Authority.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy reviewed the scenario with prime officers and requested the respective district Collectors to be on excessive alert and render each help wherever required. The Chief Minister requested SPS Nellore district Collector to render all help to the household of the one that died of electrocution on Wednesday.

In Chittoor district, three farmers went to their fields to fetch electrical motors however had been all of a sudden caught in a swirling flood from the Mallemadugu reservoir on Thursday. While NDRF and State Emergency Response and Fire Services personnel rescued two farmers, one other was washed away and efforts had been on to hint him.

“We tried to deploy a helicopter for the rescue operation but inclement weather did not permit it. Still, our teams are continuing the search operation for the missing farmer,” Chittoor district Collector Narayana Bharat Gupta stated.

He requested individuals to not enterprise out of their houses for 2 days in view of the turbulent scenario.

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