Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam on Tuesday, causing heavy inundation on highways and residential colonies around the district. The Chennai-Kolkata national highway has also been swamped. A total of 140 metres of rainfall, which started on Monday evening, was recorded in Srikakulam and 150 meters in Ghara Mandal. Tekkali and Palasa recorded less rainfall. Srikakulam collector Srikesh also visited the flood-affected areas.
Referring to the continued ancient flow of Indian consciousness, PM Narendra Modi said that India is not just a land mass but is an expression of civilisation, culture, harmony and possibilities. Modi said many other civilisations perished as they could not adapt to the changing times, but Indian civilisation has endured for thousands of years.