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Flood situation grim in Andhra, crops worst hit

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Hyderabad, October 28, 2013
First Published: 01:07 IST(28/10/2013) | Last Updated: 01:30 IST(28/10/2013)

The flood situation continues to be grim in several parts of Andhra Pradesh especially Srikakulam which had suffered cyclone Phailin. earlier.

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Though the rain has subsided in several districts, overflowing rivers, streams and lakes have inundated crops and houses. Large stretches of roads — including national highways were cut off — severely affecting transportation. Several trains were cancelled especially towards north Coastal Andhra.

Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam witnessed more rains on Sunday, while many villages in the Godavari districts were inundated.

All major reservoirs — Nagarjuna Sagar, Sirsailam, Jurala etc — are filled to the brim. Revenue minister Raghuveera Reddy pegged preliminary losses at Rs. 1727 crore.

Over eight lakh hectares of crops was affected badly.


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