Andhra Pradesh state is on high alert as a flood situation prevails in the state. The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) on Sunday released a report on the damages that occurred based on its preliminary study and estimates.
The report estimates the total damages caused due to floods in Godavari stood at Rs 64,58,378. The report said maximum damage was caused to the infrastructure like roads and buildings.
At least 52,500 persons residing in 32 villages in East Godavari district and over 21,000 persons residing in 39 villages in West Godavari district were severely affected due to the floods.
Over 17,000 people were evacuated to relief camps in East Godavari. Medical camps were set up in West Godavari district.
The report accounts the outflows as on Sunday 12pm at a discharge rate of 13,43,836 cusecs per hour from Dowleshwaram barrage in Rajamahendravaram. First warning alert was issued when the water level rose to 43 feet.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted moderate to heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh for the next two days. Authorities are gearing up to the event of increasing flood situation in the state.
In view of the floods that displaced so many people, State government of Andhra Pradesh announced the distribution of 25 Kgs of rice along with other essential commodities to the affected families.
Essential commodities like Kerosene, onions, palm oil, dal and potatoes were distributed to the victims.
Communication lines have been cut off with at least 19 villages and two bridges were submerged in West Godavari District causing difficulty in transportation. Roadways were severely affected.