Villages on banks of Godavari warned of flash floods

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ADILABAD: Residents of villages positioned on the banks of Godavari and Pranahita rivers and low-lying areas within the neighborhood have been alerted to the potential for flash floods on account of flooding of upstream Adilabad and the discharge of water into the Godavari from Maharashtra’s Babli venture.

The Kumuram Bheem, Satnala, and Yellampalli irrigation initiatives additionally obtained a heavy water circulation. One gate of the Kadam venture has additionally been opened.

Whereas folks have suspended boating actions because of the heavy water circulation, officers appealed to residents to not enterprise into the Godavari river for non secular causes, comparable to taking a holy dip.

Officers alerted fishermen and requested them to chorus from venturing out in downstream areas, in addition to canals.

In the meantime, heavy rains inundated the agricultural fields of Adilabad. Village roads and connecting roads have been closely flooded, affecting connectivity to different areas.

Animals have washed away in a number of situations, whereas folks have been additionally caught within the floodwaters as officers launched water from a couple of irrigation initiatives with out prior warnings.

Farmers are fearful that the heavy rains might uproot their crops, which have been beginning to sprout over the previous few days on account of a late or second spherical of sowing.

Among the many worst-affected areas was close to the Khanapur tank in Adilabad city, the place these residing on encroached land of the tank have been badly hit. Officers are but to relocate these households to safer locations or present them with everlasting housing.

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