Flood situation remains grim in Godavari districts

Rajahmundry: Flood situation continued to worsen in the two Godavari districts. Water level was recorded at 8.6 feet at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage in Dowlaiswaram and 6.33lakh cusec of water is being released from the barrage. Devipatnam mandal in East Godavari is still surrounded by water and Devipatnam, Pudipalli, Posamma Gandi, Yenugula Gudem, Ganugula Gondi, Agrharam, Moolapadu, Penikala Padu and Manturu villages remain cut off.
While locals are being evacuated, ration depots have also been marooned. Water has also entered the junior college in Thoyyeru. People in Konaseema island villages stare at grim days as water rises in the Godavari tributaries Vasishta and Vainateya.
The Kanakayalanka causeway at the border of the two districts is already inundated.

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