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Islands in Krishna district cut off

Fri 09th Oct 2009 09:26 AM
Islands  in Krishna  district  cut off
Islands in Krishna district cut off

Hyderabad/Vijayawada, Oct 6: The  flood waters  of Krishna  are now   showing  their   vent against   a  district  which is named after   the river Krishna. On the second day of the flood along the 200-km river course, from Nagajunasagar to Hamsaladeevi, on Tuesday, the waters submerged 30 more villages in Guntur  and Krishna  districts. Most of  these  villages   fall in the  mandals of  Diviseema, Nagayalanka, Avanigadda  and  Koduru  at the  mouth  of  Bay of Bengal in  Krishna  districts. The death toll in the  districts of  Guntur  and  Krishna has gone  up  to five, with many reported missing.There is  a great  danger to the island  villages  at the mouth of Bay of Bengal in Krishna  district. Several islands in Diviseema were cut off completely from the world. The  services  rendered   by  the district  authorities,  who are making every  effort  to  rescue the  villagers   trapped  in  the  flood hit villages,  are  inadequate to the  huge  task  at  hand.

The threat of more areas  being  submerged  looms  large with Prakasam Barrage across the River Krishna still receiving inflows from Nagarjunasagar.The situation in some localities  of Vijayawada city, the commercial capital of the Coastal Andhra, is no less grim with several areas abutting the flood embankment inundated. Tullur and Amaravati in Guntur  district were cut off and many roads came under deep water. The flood waters are closing in on to the Amaralingeswara Swamy temple at Amaravati.Meanwhile,  the  evacuees  who have  been shifted to  the relief  camps  are   having a harrowing time,  not because of  lack amenities  but  due to the  rumours and concern  about their relatives who  were left  behind  or  trapped  in some marooned  villages.

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These sudden rumours  like the  boat  carrying  24  people capsized  in Edla Lanka, a village  at the mouth of Bay of Bengal  make   them  go  frantic.Air-dropping of food and water sachets continued in marooned villages but not  sufficient to meet the needs of all the marooned people in the villages.