Warangal: With incessant rains continuing to lash erstwhile Warangal district, authorities shifted at least 5,000 people to safety in various parts of the erstwhile district. The water level of Godavari at Ramannagudem Pushkar Ghat in Mulugu district touched 9.90 metres on Sunday, prompting authorities to evacuate at least 1,000 people from low-lying areas in Eturunagaram village which is located near the river.
More than 3,000 people were shifted to 13 relief centres in Warangal city as the low-lying areas were submerged by the flood waters. Chitakodur Vaagu in Jangaon district was also overflowing due to incessant rains. The house of one Dandu Renuka had collapsed due to the heavy rain at Bommera village in Palakurthy mandal.
Another 1,000 people have also been shifted to relief centres in Mangapet mandal from villages situated on the banks of Godavari. Zilla Parishad chairperson Kusuma Jagadeeshwar and Mulugu MLA Seethakka are overseeing the evacuation process.
Meanwhile, the overflowing Jampanna Vaagu which runs along the Medaram shrine has resulted in inundation of several villages. Road connectivity was also cut off to several villages with Jeedi Vaagu also in spate.
The road near the historic Ramappa temple has been submerged by flood watesr causing disruption to vehicular movement between Venkatapur and Ganapuram mandals. One of the most sought after tourist place, Laknavaram Lake is overflowing six feet above the weirs.
Venkatapuram (Nuguru) mandal recorded 23.36 cm of rainfall on Sunday. In Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, road connectivity was snapped to several villages as the Morancha Vaagu and Chali Vaagu are overflowing. People are being shifted to safety as the water entered houses in villages of Mahadevpur mandal. Coal production was halted in the open cast mines in Tadicherla and Bhupalpally. The water level in Godavari touched 11.74 metres near Kaleshwaram.
In Warangal Rural district, road connectivity has been cut off to Muddunur village in Duggondi mandal, Patha Govindapur, Kondapur and Ashravelli villages in Nallabelli mandal. Pakhal Lake is also overflowing from the weirs.
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