Heavy rains are now engulfing most parts of Nellore, Chittoor, Kurnool, Kadapa, Anantapur and Prakasam districts. This is due to the influence of depression originated in the Bay of Bengal. Leaving no stone not turned, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has directed the relevant officials to extend necessary help to those who are on an oncoming risk.
Addressing collectors from the above six districts through a video conference from Vijayawada, the CM has directed the NDRF personnel to be on standby for rescue and relief operations. He has directed the collectors to take steps to ensure that tanks are not breached and take up any repairs on priority in case of a fall out.
Mr Naidu also wanted a special officer to be posted at all the water bodies. He has duly investigated about the flood situation in Chittoor, a spot where minor rivers and streams are in spate. Reservoirs like Kalinga and Krishnapuram are now filled beyond capacity. It is also to be noted that for the first time in the last 15 years, all the water bodies in Tirumala, that including Akasa Ganga, Gogarbham and Kalyani are full. Heavy inflows to Somasila Reservoir were also reported. The CM told his officials to enumerate the losses at the earliest possible time.
During this VC, Mr Naidu was informed that streams and rivers in Kadapa are exposed to threat and the road connectivity between Railway Kodur in Kadapa and Tirupati has been presently cut off. To this effect, the officials were asked to act on immediate restoration of road connectivity for the citizens.