Extreme Rainfall In The Kothagudem: 2 Die In Khammam

Kothagudem/Hyderabad, Dec 6 (Maxim News): cyclone Michaung has brought extremely heavy rainfall in several mandals in the district in the past 24 hours inundating low lying areas and affecting normal life 

An extremely heavy rainfall of 31 cm was recorded in Aswaraopeta mandal from 8.30 am on Tuesday to 8.30 am on Wednesday. At maddukuru of chandrugonda mandal 30.8 cm rainfall was recorded. 

Similarly, several parts of Dammapeta, Annapureddypally and Kothagudem mandals received extremely heavy rainfall ranging from 26 cm to 21.2 cm.  12 mandals received very heavy rainfall while a heavy rainfall was recorded in nine mandals in the district during the period. 

40 sheep died at Bhimavaram of Aswapuram mandal due to extreme cold weather.  Two gates of Kinnerasani project in Paloncha mandal were lifted to release 8,000 cusecs of excess water downstream.  Excess water was also being released from Peddavagu project at Gummadavelli village of Aswaraopet  mandal. 

Paddy fields were inundated with flood waters following a breach in the bund of Parental tank at Dammapeta mandal headquarters. Standing crops in thousands of acres were affected as rainwater was standing in the agriculture fields.  Coal production in SCCL opencast mines came to a standstill.

Superintendent of Police Dr. Vineeth  informed that vehicular movements were restricted on several roads in Dammapeta, Aswaraopet, sujatha nagar, Julurpad, Aswapuram and Mulakalapalli mandals as rainwater was flowing over the roads. .

Precautionary measures such as setting up barricades on the inundated roads were taken to stop people from crossing them.  People should cooperate with the police to prevent any untoward incidents occurring due to heavy rains, the SP said.  


In Khammam, 10 mandals received very heavy rainfall while the other mandals received heavy to light rainfall.  A couple. N Pulla Ra and Lakshmi died following a wall collapse at cheruvu Madaram village of Nelakondapalli mandal. (Maxim News) 

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