Normal life was affected at various places in Telangana on Monday due to the incessant rains lashing the state for the past few days which inundated several low-lying areas. The flood level in Godavari river at Bhadrachalam was 60.7 ft, crossing the 3rd Warning Level, at 1300 hours on Monday, official sources said.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy on Tuesday announced Rs 2,000 relief for every household in districts affected by floods in the Godavari river which has been in spate for the last two days after heavy rains.
State Health Minister Eatala Rajender visited the submerged areas and the roads that suffered damage in his Assembly constituency of Huzurabad. Rajender said the north Telangana districts like Karimnagar, Warangal and parts of Khammam received heavy rains which led to rivulets and other water bodies overflowing.
The Godavari River is also getting good flows due to rain in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Telangana. River Godavari at Kunavaram and Dowlaiswaram Barrage (Sir Arthur Cotton Barrage) in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh is flowing in severe flood situation.
The flood situation in Bihar remained grim on Monday, while central authorities warned some hill districts in the north of likely flashfloods and landslides as heavy rains disrupted normal life in parts of the country.
Meanwhile, an IMD forecast said enhanced rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy falls is very likely over northwest India including Western Himalayan region till August 20 and decrease thereafter.
As monsoon rains continue to batter parts of India, the Central Water Commission issued a flood advisory for several states Tuesday, including Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, warning some hill districts of possible flash floods and landslides. It also said heavy rainfall will lead to more inflow of water into reservoirs in several states. In an advisory for Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana said heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over Odisha and Chhattisgarh during next 4-5.
An advisory for Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh said heavy-to-extremely heavy rainfall is likely in the coming days. And the water level in Sutlej, Ravi, Beas, Ghaggar, Yamuna, Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Ganga, Ramganga, Sarda, Sarju and Ghaghra would rise. "There is a likelihood of flash floods in some of the hill districts. Necessary precautions have to be taken for possible landslides and blockages of river flows due to landslides in high ranges of these states," the advisory said.