Heavy rains in Odisha trigger flash floods in coastal Andhra Pradesh
Heavy rains in southern Odisha have triggered flash floods in Nagavali river which crisscrosses through Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh.
The flooding has inundated several villages and has damaged crops in the districts while train services between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha are also hit.
In Vizinagaram districts, the administration on Sunday released 29000 cusecs of flood water from the Thotapalli barrage while in Srikakulam district the administration has alerted the people, particularly residents along Nagavali river in Srikakulam town. While there is no flood-like situation in Vamsadhara river, which also crosses the district but the administration is worried that if rains continue it might also swell making the situation worse.
In Srikakulam, the flood water has entered into Narayanapuram, Annavaram, Kollivalasa villages. The flood water has also affected the vehicular movement on Vizainagaram-Srikakulam National Highway.
Meanwhile, the IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in all the districts of coastal Andhra Pradesh on July 17 and 18.