Five districts on alert as Godavari level rises in Andhra Pradesh

The water level is expected to reach 53.81 feet, up from the current 49.60 feet At Bhadrachalam in Telangana.

Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy held a video conference with the Collectors of Alluri Sitharamaraju, Eluru, Ambedkar Konaseema, East, and West Godavari districts to assess the flood situation caused by incessant rains. He instructed them to remain vigilant as the water levels of the Godavari river continue to rise.

At Bhadrachalam in Telangana, the flood level is expected to reach 53.81 feet, up from the current 49.60 feet. This surge will result in an increase in the inflow and outflow at Dowleswaram Barrage, reaching 16 lakh cusecs from the current 13 lakh cusecs.

The Chief Minister emphasized the need for humanitarian relief and rescue efforts in vulnerable areas. He urged the Collectors to ensure excellent facilities at relief camps and provide support to the affected families. Individuals affected by the floods will receive Rs 2,000, and families with damaged houses will be given Rs. 10,000 each for repairs, regardless of the extent of damage.

For those residing in submerged areas, the Chief Minister directed the distribution of essential items, including 25 kg of rice, and 1 kg each of potato, red gram, onion, and palm oil.

In preparation for the flood situation, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy called for the establishment of control rooms at the village to district levels. He also emphasized the importance of ensuring uninterrupted drinking water supply and having sufficient medicines, including those needed for treating snake bites, in village clinics and Primary Health Centers.

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