Floods cause ₹672 crore loss in Kurnool district

Crop in 30,771 hectare lost, 19,000 houses damaged

September 21, 2019 12:33 am | Updated 12:33 am IST - Kurnool

Gone to waste: Damaged corn crop in Nandyal mandal on Friday.

Gone to waste: Damaged corn crop in Nandyal mandal on Friday.

The flash floods caused by the heavy rain in the last few days in the district have resulted in a loss of over ₹672 crore, according to district authorities.

Collector G. Veerapandian told reporters that 118 villages in 13 mandals had been hit by floods, affecting 66,083 people out of which 24,760 had been moved to secure locations. One person, Arshad (17) from Alamur village in Rudravaram, was reported missing.

Excess rainfall

Crop in about 30,771 hectare was lost, and about 18,881 houses were marooned or inundated. About 60 roads were damaged.

Mr. Veerapandian said that 45 relief camps and 15 medical camps had been set up. Rains have started to lash Allagadda again, after a respite of two days. On Friday, the mandal received over 144 millimetres rain, registering an excess of 431%.

The officers have been told to remain alert across the district, to meet any emergencies.

On the other end of the district, the Adoni revenue division has also been receiving significant rain though not as much as the Nandyal division. There were minor instances of flooding in Adoni town and rural parts of Mantralayam mandal.

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