200 houses in Khammam town marooned; road, rail services hit
KHAMMAM: Several localities in Khammam town and villages under the Wyra project are facing flood threat following heavy rain which paralysed normal life in the district.
All the streams and Munneru river, a tributary of Krishna, are in spate affecting road and rail services. Irrigation tanks are also full and there is a threat that bunds of some tanks are likely to breach. A flood alert has been sounded in two villages -- Musalimadugu and Lakshmipuram -- under the Wyra reservoir as the project received heavy inflows. Moves were afoot to evacuate some 3,500 people from the two villages.
Villages cut off
Cheruvu Bazar locality in Khammam town was marooned after flood water from Lakkaram tank entered some 200 houses. The flood level in Munneru crossed 18.5 feet in Khammam and is likely go up by another six to seven feet by midnight.
Some 25 villages in Gundala mandal were cut off from rest of the district as the Kinnerasni river is over flowing and the 60 km stretch between Yellandu and Gundala was inundated at different places. Road links between Kukkunoor and Aswaraopet, Madhia and Kallur, Madhira and Nandigama (in Krishna district) were cut off. Movement of vehicles on Yellandu -Kothagudem road was also hit.