Chandrababu Naidu, 38 others told to move to safer places
In the wake of the rising water levels and threat to dwellers in areas near Krishna River in Guntur district upstream of Prakasam Barrage, former Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu, among 38 others, either owners or tenants, in Undavalli and Thulluru villages were served flood alert notices by the government authorities on Saturday morning.
“Notices were served to all the property owners and tenants in 39 buildings as per the flood manual. As a precautionary measure, they were only asked to move to safer places temporarily as the flood level was increasing,” Guntur Collector I. Samuel Anand Kumar told The Hindu.
The inflows to Prakasam Barrage crossed 8 lakh cusecs and the same quantum of water was being discharged as of Satuday morning, intensifying the flood situation. Hundreds of houses were marooned and thousands of people were displaced in Guntur and Krishna districts.