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Response Bulletin Andhra Pradesh Floods, 2015 (Vol- 1 January Issue, 2016)

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After the deep depression in Bay of Bengal shifted towards Andhra Pradesh on 18th November, unprecedented heavy rainfall has been received after a long years. The major affected districts are Nellore, Kadappa, Chittor and East Prakasam where the incessant rains led to inundation of low-lying areas in towns and villages.

Moderate rains are expected at isolated places of Guntur, Krishna and West Godavari during the next two days. As per IMD Weather warning, there may be moderate to rather heavy rainfall at isolated places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Pennar River is the major river flowing through the District into Bay of Bengal from Somasila Reservoir. The other rivers flowing in the District are Swarnamukhi, Pambaleru, Kalangi, Tsallakalva, Royyala kalva and Venkatagiri-yeru. Tributaries to Penna like Kandaleru and Boggeru serve the remaining area. Due to the rivers flowing in spate many lakes and small reservoirs have been breached and have cause much damage to property and loss of life. Including Nellore city, where other major towns in Nellore district and far most count of numerous villages were deadly affected by the cyclone effect and all backwater areas got drowned in the down coast areas of villages and were fully submerged.