Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Michaung affects four lakh people

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Cyclone Michaung has devastated life in eight districts across the coastal area in Andhra Pradesh. The cyclone impact has shattered the lives of 3,97,376 people in 308 villages in the coastal districts, according to the reports of the State government on Wednesday.
Among the people affected by the cyclone storm, 3,69,663 people were from Konaseema district while 11,926 in Krishna district, 6,077 in Nellore district, 5,113 in West Godavari district, 3,386 in Tirupati, 872 in Kakinada and 339 in Bapatla district.
As it is the time for harvesting paddy, the crop has been damaged in thousands of hectares in the West Godavari, Konaseema, Kakinada, Krishna, Bapatla, Prakasam, Nellore and Tirupati districts and the government is gearing to start enumeration process to assess the crop losses once the water recedes.
A total of 131 huts were damaged in which 78 were in Tirupati and 48 in Konaseema and 62 houses were partially damaged in Konaseema. As many as 232 houses were marooned in Tirupati district and there were no instances of the same in the rest of the districts. As many as 25 villages were inundated of which 21 were in Bapatla district and the rest four in Tirupati district and no incident of village inundation was reported in the rest of the districts.
A total of 308 villages affected due to Cyclone Michaung in which highest number of 114 villages were in the Nellore district, followed by Tirupati with 54 villages, Krishna  52 villages, 41 in Konaseema, 21 in Bapatla, 18 in Prakasam, five in West Godavari and three in Kakinada district. A total of 77 Mandals in AP were affected including 25 in Tirupati, 19 in Nellore, nine in Konaseema, seven each in Krishna and Bapatla, five in Prakasam, three in West Godavari and two in Kakinada district.
Regarding cyclone relief camps, a total of 236 relief camps were opened of which 124 were in Nellore, 37 in Konaseema, 36 in Tirupati, 27 in Bapatla and 12 were opened in West Godavari district. The officials evacuated 16794 people, and shifted them to relief camps of which 6077 were shifted to cyclone relief camps in Nellore district, 5113 in West Godavari, 3386 in Tirupati, 1308 in Bapatla and 910 in Konaseema district.
The cyclone damaged 1266.9 km length of surface roads, of which 495 km of roads are in the Nellore district followed by 311 km in Prakasam, 285 km in Bapatla, 95.4 km in Tirupati and 80.5 km in Konaseema district. As many as 14 sources of minor irrigation were damaged in Tirupati district, 3162 villages remained in darkness in which power was restored in 2,338 villages and works were under progress to provide power to the rest of the 824 villages.

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