The rain fury shifted to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts on Monday, even as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy announced a relief package for the flood-affected people.
Due to this situation people are suffering a lot in West Godavari district. Its really big tragedy has taken place at all over Andhra Pradesh.
Four children were burnt alive in a fire that broke out following short-circuit caused by water-logging in West Godavari. The rain-related death toll rose to 29. Crops in over 15 lakh acres suffered damage.
With the Met department predicting more rainfall over the next 24 hours, flooding seems to be major concern. Sources say that 68,000 people have been evacuated from low lying areas to relief camps. Sources further say that due to heavy rain 5 lakh hectares of crop have been destroyed in the state.
The skies opened up over the three north coastal districts, causing flash floods in most rivers and tanks, converting vast expanses of fields and habitations into cesspools. Rivers Nagavali and Vamsadhara flowed ferociously at Srikakulam, breaching tanks and inundating villages and crops, throwing life out of gear. A bridge on the Palakonda-Parvatipuram route developed cracks.
The chief Minister addressed letters to Prime minister Manmohan singh to depute a Central team.