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Andhra Pradesh: Flood fear grips Chintoor Agency as inflows into Sabari, Godavari on the rise

A damaged house in Chintoor Agency which bore the brunt of the Godavari floods in July.

A damaged house in Chintoor Agency which bore the brunt of the Godavari floods in July.

The people living in the tribal habitations along the Sabari and the Godavari rivers in Chintoor Agency of Alluri Sitarama Raju district are a worried lot, with the water level rising again. The rising inflows into the Sabari is giving the jitters to the residents of Chintoor and V.R. Puram mandals.

The tribal people living along the Sabari, mostly Koyas, are yet to resume their normal life after they were hit by the flash flood in the Godavari in July.

“We have started relief operations in the Chintoor Agency. The recent experiences will help tackle the flood situation. We have started arranging commodities for supply,” said ASR District Joint Collector Ganore Suraj Dhananjay.  

Meanwhile, an Inter-Ministerial team of the Central government will visit the Chintoor Agency on Wednesday to assess the damage during the July flash flood. On August 11, the team will inspect the damage in Konaseema.  


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