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Andhra Pradesh – About 74,000 people affected by flood in Godavari districts.

The continued heavy flood in Godavari stream affected over 74,000 people in parts of East and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday with nearly 18,000 of them being shifted to relief camps, officers said.

A second warning signal was issued at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowaleswaram as water flow within the stream, that has been in spate since last week following serious monsoon rains, crossed the thirteen 100000 cusecs mark on Sunday morning and nearly the whole quantum was being unchained into the Bay of bengal.

However, there have been no casualties according and teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the State Disaster Response Force reached out to the affected areas with essential provides and food.

All needed measures are taken by the Collectors of those 2 districts and therefore the situation was under control, the state Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) said in a unleash.

Power offer remained bring to an end whereas road and communication network were badly broken within the 2 districts, it said.

As per preliminary estimate, harm to roads and alternative infrastructure was Rs vi.45 crore.

The serious floods battered a minimum of six mandals within the 2 districts with the impact additional on East Godavari wherever 52,500 folks were affected, the SDMA said adding a complete of 21,568 were hit in West Godavari.

In all, people in 280 villages in each the districts were facing the force of the flood fury, the authority said.

The famous Goshpada Kshetram on the banks of Godavari at Kovvuru was inundated, following that temples here were closed.

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