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.
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.