Flood waters recede, laying bare losses

Rajahmundry: The water level at Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage at Dowlaiswaram fell to 14 feet on Monday evening and 13 lakh cusecs of water is being discharged into the sea. Authorities are hopeful the first warning will be withdrawn by Tuesday.
But as floods recede in the Godavari river, most of the houses in the region have sustained continuous rainfall over a fortnight and are now about to give way.
In four merged mandals under Chinturu ITDA, 25 villages are without connectivity though power has been restored while in 33 habitations in Devipatnam mandal are still cut off.
In Velerupadu, Kukunoor and Polavaram mandals in West Godavari, initial estimates point to massive property loss as most houses are in a state of collapse. Nineteen villages in Polavaram are cut off and 30 villages submerged in Velerupadu and Kukunoor.

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