Low-lying areas inundated as heavy rain lashes city

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TOUGH TASK: A man driving through a water-logged street in the city on Thursday.
TOUGH TASK: A man driving through a water-logged street in the city on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Several places like Poorna Market and One Town are under a sheet of water

VISAKHAPATNAM: Heavy rains lashed the city on Thursday, inundating several low-lying areas.

From the early hours of the day, the city experienced sporadic rainfall at certain places. By afternoon, the momentum picked up as a thick blanket of grey clouds poured down aggressively over the region.

Several places like Poorna Market and One Town area were under a sheet of water as the city experienced incessant rain throughout the day.

The market area was in a mess with overflowing drains. People had to wade through knee-deep water in several areas. Office-goers had a harrowing time as they were caught unawares when it suddenly started pouring heavily in the afternoon. The kids had their share of fun in the rain.

They took out bright umbrellas and raincoats and enjoyed the sudden change in the weather. The more adventurous among them hurled umbrellas up in the air and watched them splash into water - all this, completely unmindful of all the books in the bag getting wet.

Meanwhile, weather officials have predicted more rainfall and thundershowers in the next 48 hours under the influence of a trough of low pressure over the west central Bay off the coastal AP and its neighbourhood.

Isolated rain likely

Isolated heavy rain is also likely over coastal AP during the same period. According to reports from the Cyclone Warning Centre, Waltair received 48.2 mm of rainfall while Vizag airport recorded 36.2 mm. Koderu in West Godavari, received 5 cm of rainfall, the heaviest rainfall recorded in the State during the past 24 hours.

While Vizag region received very less rain during the whole of September, weather officials said that the region is expected to receive heavy rainfall throughout the month of October.

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