Vijaywada turns into island as floodwaters of Krishna River swells

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Hyderabad, Oct 5 (ANI): Floodwaters from the Krishna River have cut off the town of Vijaywada from rest of Andhra Pradesh.

The Krishna River contains over 10 lakh cusecs of water received from the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.

Vijaywada's Prakasam Barrage has not received this much water in over a decade.

The district administration is busy trying to minimise losses by shifting people residing in lower areas to safer places.

The inflow of water at Srisailam is estimated to be over 25 lakh cusecs the highest in 100 years and way beyond the full reservoir level.

The first casualty has been the 770 MW powerhouse located next to the dam.

Kurnool, Mahbubnagar, Krishna and Guntur are the worst affected districts in the state with over 18 lakh people of nearly 400 villages being affected by the floods.

Floodwaters have inundated 180 villages in Kurnool, 89 in Mahbubnagar, 100 in Guntur and 22 in Nalgonda District. (ANI)

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