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Soldiering on: Children wading through an inundated road at K.R.M. colony in the city on Thursday.
Soldiering on: Children wading through an inundated road at K.R.M. colony in the city on Thursday.

Special Correspondent

Between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., the city received two cm of rain, says the weatherman

The downpour catches people unawares

Vehicles are caught in the loose soil

VISAKHAPATNAM: After a scorching morning, heavy rain lashed the city and suburbs on Thursday afternoon, brining relief to Vizagites. The rain lasted about half an hour and the cloudy weather continued.

Monsoon active

The cumulo-nimbus clouds got locally activated and with the monsoon being active, the city received a good rain, according to the Cyclone Warning Centre. Between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m., Visakhapatnam received two cm of rain.

The heavy rain caught the people unawares including schoolchildren and college students returning home. The roads were waterlogged for some time and water flowed over the drains. In the low-lying areas and places like KRM Colony, people had to wade through knee-deep water.

Vehicles were once again caught in the loose soil on the road dug up to lay underground drainage pipes or water pipes.

The monsoon was moderate to vigorous and the coastal area and south peninsula received good rain, according to the CWC.

Gopalpur received five cm of rain, Nellore two cm and Kalingapatnam and Kakinada one cm of rain each between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m.

The chief amounts of rainfall recorded during the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Thursday (in cm) were: Peddapuram 8, Chintalapudi 6, Polavaram 4, Tuni and Prattipadu 3 each, Rajahmundry, Nandigama and Dowleswaram 2 each, Manchiryal and Bheemga 8 each, Madnoor (Nizamabad dist.) and Sriramsagar 7 each, Nixamabda and Banswada five earcy, Koida, Eturunagaram and Koonavaram 4 each, Kaleswaram, Nizamsagar, Khammam, Kamareddy and Navipet 2 each, Armoor, Nalgonda and Hanmakonda 2 each, Kalyandurgam6, Kanekal 5, Nandyal 4, Rayadurg 2.


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