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14 Oct 2020 | 06:36 AM UTC

India: Casualties reported following heavy rain across Andhra Pradesh as of October 14

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At least five people reported dead following heavy rain across Andhra Pradesh as of October 14; further rainfall expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/14/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/17/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

At least five people have been reported killed following heavy rainfall and flooding across Andhra Pradesh state as of Wednesday, October 14. In Visakhapatnam district, at least three people died, two in the Munagada area following the collapse of a wall, and one person drowned in the Varaha river in the Cheedikada area. Two other fatalities were reported in Rajamahendravaram City and Vijayawada. Several homes were damaged by floodwaters, and significant disruption to transportation has been reported. A warning remains in place for the Prakasam barrage on the Krishna river, and homes along the river have been asked to remain vigilant.

Further rainfall is expected over the coming days, with continued risks of flooding and landslides. A disruption to business, transportation, and utilities is likely while rains continue.

Advice

Those in affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, including evacuation orders. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

 

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