HYDERABAD: The Chief Minister Dr K Rosaiah today asked the
District Collectors and other officials to closely monitor the flood situation
in the affected districts in the State and take all necessary precautionary
measures to minimize the loss of lives and property and damage to crops.
The Chief Minister Dr. Rosaiah reviewed the latest
situation in the districts with Chief Secretary S.V.Prasad and Commissioner,
Disaster Management, T.Radha at his residence. He directed them to be in
constant touch with the district Collectors regarding the measures to meet the
situation whenever and wherever necessary.
The Chief Minister told the Chief Secretary that if there
are any reports of breaches of minor tanks or road blockades, it should be
rectified immediately. He wanted the water to be drained out from the inundated
areas. He asked the CS to direct all the line departments to coordinate and see
that normalcy is restored in all the rain-affected areas.
As per the details furnished by the Commissioner, Disaster
Management today, the rainfall as on 06.09.2010 in the State as a whole is
(+) 33% [i.e., 684.6mm as against the normal rainfall of 515.3mm], Coastal
region: (+) 49% [730.3 mm Vs 490.0 mm], Rayalaseema region: (+) 44% [442.4mm Vs
307.9 mm] and Telangana region: (+) 22% [764.3mm Vs 621.1mm] .
Rainfall status: Excess - 18 districts and above and
normal – 5 Districts.
% of Reservoirs levels with reference to gross
capacity is as follows:
Godavari River (IRRIGATION DEPARTMENT):
At Badrachalam (Danger Level 53.00 FT)
43.9 FEET at 11.00 am and falling (SECOND WARNING ISSUED)
At Davaleswaram (Danger Level 13.75 FT)
14.40 FT at 12.00 noon and falling
Discharge at Davaleswaram
14.21 lakh CUSECS
PRECAUTIONERY MAESURES TAKEN UP IN KHAMMAM DISTRICT: The
District Collector informed that, due to floods in Godavari river, Control room
opened at Collector’s office at Khammam and Sub-Collector’s office at
Bhadrachalam and all Tahsil offices in Bhadrachalam Division. Precautionary
measures are taken up. Relief camps and medical camps organised. Food and
water packets were being provided to the victims at the relief camps.
EAST GODAVARI DISTRICT : Control rooms were opened in Mandal, Division and District level. Flood water entered on the roads of
A.Veeravaram to Devipatnam. All special officers were alerted and informed to
proceed to their flood duty places. 10 country boats and 2 engine boats are
arranged at Devipatnam mandal and one launch at Seethanagaram mandal for relief
operations. Medical teams were sent to Kondamodula, Katchuluru, K.Gonduru
villages of Devipatnam mandal and other other flood affected villages in other
Mandals. (40) Families in Rajamundry urban mandal have been evacuated on
The District collector has takenup wireless set conference
on 6-9-2010 and issued instructions to all the RDOs and Tahasildars concerned
to tackle the flood situation effectively and take utmost care in extending
evacuation of people and their rehabilitation wherever required.
Forecast: Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would
occur over Orissa, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, South Chhattisgarh, Vidharbha,
Coastal Karnakata etc. during next 48 hours. Fairly widespread
rain/thundershowers would occur over Orissa, Chhattisgarh and north Andhra
Pradesh during next 48 hours and decrease thereafter. Isolated heavy rainfall
would occur over South Orissa, Telangana, and north coastal Andhra Pradesh
during the next 48 hours.