Dhavaleswaram barrage continues to see steady flow of floodwater

The inflow and outflow at Dhavaleswaram is 25.80 lakhs of cusecs and is still continuing with the third warning signal. People living in the Godavari have been directed to stay alert till the floodwaters recede completely.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 July 2022 10:56 AM GMT
Dhavaleswaram barrage continues to see steady flow of floodwater

East Godavari: As the Godavari waters recede slightly, Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA) MD Dr. B.R Ambedkar said that currently, there is a steady flow at Dhavaleswaram Cotton Barrage.

The inflow and outflow at Dhavaleswaram is 25.80 lakhs of cusecs and is still continuing with the third warning signal. People living in the Godavari have been directed to stay alert till the floodwaters recede completely. Mr. Amebdkar said they have been regularly monitoring flood flow from the state control room.

A total of 10 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and 10 State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are at the Godavari flood-affected areas, conducting rescue operations.

Around 62 mandals, 324 villages in six districts, including Alluri Sitarama Raju, Ambedkar Konaseema, West and East Godavari districts, Kakinada, and Eluru districts were affected by the Godavari floods. In the last two days, flood water has reached another 191 villages.

"So far, 76,775 people have been evacuated and shifted to safer places. Another 71,200 people have been sent to 177 rehabilitation centers. We have conducted 243 medical camps to check the health status of the affected people," the official added.

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