Hyderabad, July 24 (INN): Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy directed Chief Secretary Dr P K Mohanty to ask the collectors to continue relief measures in the flood-affected areas, wherever necessary.
The Chief Minister reviewed the flood situation, rains forecast, water levels in various reservoirs etc. at the Secretariat on Wednesday. Flood levels in Godavari, Pranahita, Penganga, etc., are receding slowly. Major inflows into Jurala continuing and out flows from Jurala is 1.47 lakh cusecs, from Tungabhadra is 90,000 cusecs and these outflows reaching Srisailam dam. Rainfall: Average rainfall recorded on Wednesday is 4.5 mm as against 22.3 mm on Tuesday.
The total rainfall received from June 1 to July 24 is 333.8 mm as against normal rainfall of 256.5 mm with deviation of (+) 30 per cent. Highest rainfall recorded in Adilabad is 53.4 mm. Bazar Hatnoor in Adilabad dt recorded 155 mm. In Adilabad, five mandals recorded more than 100 mm and 17 mandals recorded more than 50 mm.
In Adilabad district one person was washed away in Sirpur which increased the total death toll to 19. Five persons were also injured in Warangal due to collapse of wall.
The TRANSCO has reported that power was witched off as a precautionary measure in 269 villages in Adilabad, Karimnagar and Khammam and 132 villages in East and West Godavari districts Relief and Rescue operations: Two helicopters in Bhadrachalam used for relief operations. One helicopter stationed at Rajamundry. In addition to the 7 NDRF teams which are already in place in 6 Districts, one additional team positioned at Narasapur in West Godavari and Asifabad in Adilabad District.