Heavy rains lash East Godavari district; alert sounded     

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Rajahmundry: Oct 23: Following heavy rains in East Godavari district, the administration has issued an alert and taking necessary precautionary measures, an official said.

"The district administration has issued an alert and taking all precautionary measures, including shifting people from low-lying areas to safer places, monitoring the water level at irrigation sources," the official said.

Rajahmundry city witnessed heavy rains last night due to the low pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal. The crop was damaged in Kajuluru Mandal in the district due to heavy downpour, the official said.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.

The Visakhapatnam weather office has predicted heavy rainfall in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema and rains in Telangana due depression formed in the bay of Bengal.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Meanwhile, the SpiceJet and Jet Airways today suspended their one flight each to Hyderabad from the Rajahmundry airport due the inclement weather conditions in the district, an airport official said.

"Due to bad weather conditions prevailing in the district for the last couple of days, two services of Jet Airways and SpiceJet to Hyderabad were suspended," a spokesman of Madhurapudi airport said.

PTI

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