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Flood situation in Andhra improves

india Updated: Oct 03, 2009 12:25 IST

The flood situation in Kurnool and Mahaboobnagar districts of Andhra Pradesh has improved with water levels receding, Chief Minister K Rosaiah said on Saturday.

"I have information from Kurnool district that water levels have come down by two-three-feet; people are feeling safe for now in Mahaboobnagar district also as water has come down by a couple of feet," he told reporters in Hyderabad.

The situation would improve further if inflows from upper reaches reduces, Rosaiah said.

Army and airforce helicopters were yesterday pressed into service to rescue 25,000 people marooned in the worst-ever floods in Kurnool following heavy rains and release of water from over-flowing dams.

The Andhra Chief Minister said he would ask his Karnataka counterpart B S Yeddyurippa to hold back release of water from the dams in the neighbouring state if their capacity allowed.