Woes of flood victims continue

Staff Reporter
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People complain of short supply of essential commodities in Khammam district

Road from Bhadrachalam to Kunavaram cut off due to floods in Khammam district
Road from Bhadrachalam to Kunavaram cut off due to floods in Khammam district

The turbulent Godavari continue to wrought havoc in the low-lying areas in as many as 14 mandals in Bhadrachalam and Palvancha divisions even as the river flowed above the danger mark of 53 feet till midnight on Thursday. However, it showed a slight falling trend when the last reports came in. People in over 300 villages reeled under the impact of floods for the seventh consecutive day with many villages being cut off from the rest of the district and several marooned under a sheet of floodwaters.

The travails of flood victims still continued with complaints of "short supply" of essential commodities and relief material at some of the flood-hit villages as well as a few relief camps poured in.

An ailing tribal woman of Gamallakota in Chintur mandal reportedly fell unconscious for want of timely medicines while being shifted to a health centre in a boat in the afternoon, sources said.

Kunavaram bore the brunt of the latest spell of flash floods in the Godavari as floodwaters entered several low-lying areas including Udaybhaskar Colony in the mandal headquarters on Thursday morning. The road communication between Kunavaram and rest of the division was cut off as the floodwater flowed over the main road near Tekulaboru. A low-level culvert on the main road in Kunavaram mandal was reportedly washed away by the flash floods.

Several low-lying localities including Vista Complex, Annadhana Satram and other areas close to the main temple complex in Bhadrachalam remained under a sheet of floodwater . The unhygienic conditions prevailing in the areas surrounding the temple complex evoked flak from not only local residents but the devotees.

Meanwhile, Collector I Srinivas Sri Naresh visited flood-hit areas in Charla and Dummugudem mandals along with the officials of the allied government departments. He personally monitored the implementation of flood relief operations at Devarapalli in Charla and Sunnambatti in Dummugudem mandals. He directed the flood relief teams to focus on sanitation and prevention of outbreak of diseases in the flood affected areas.

  • Floodwaters enter low-lying areas

    in Kunavaram

  • District Collector visits Charla, Dummugudem mandals

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