A flooded Penganga river continue to ravage parts of Adilabad on Thursday though it started receding during the day. Some five villages in Koutala mandal and two in Sirpur (T) mandal were surrounded by water as local streams could not discharge into the Penganga which flows on the border that this district shares with Maharashtra.
The river, a tributary of Godavari, came into spate down stream before getting converted into Pranahita, due to release of flood waters from two irrigation projects in the neighbouring district. The road link to the two mandals was cut off at Tonkini as the level of Tatichettu Orre stream rose submerging the bridge.
Anxious residents at this village came onto roads fearing that the flood waters may enter the village. A team of Revenue officials headed by Sirpur (T) Tahsildar T. Ramesh Goud reached the village in country boats to allay their fears and be ready to provide relief.
In Koutala the villages of Beervelli, Tatipalli, Ranvelli, Pardi and Tummi Hatti were surrounded by flood water from a swollen Pranahita river. P. Vishwambhar, the Tahsildar reached the villages on country boats to initiate relief measures.