Heavy rain in the Kurnool district on Sunday flooded several areas in the towns of Mantralayam and Kurnool. The road connection between Kurnool and Kodumuru as well as Kurnool and Adoni was interrupted.
The weather forecasters said Kodumuru received 12 inches of rainfall in 24 hours, while the district received an average of 3.5 inches of rainfall until 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. In the afternoon there were still heavy downpours.
“The staff of the Yemmiganur fire department rescued 30 farmers who were trapped in a stream near Nadavadam. The staff took help from ropes and brought the farmers to safety, ”said District Fire Brigade Officer Srinivas Reddy.
At Tummalavanka vagu on Kurnool-Adoni-Strasse, a truck with gas bottles with the driver got stuck in the cabin. When he called for help, the villagers reached the truck with the help of ropes and rescued the driver. They also pulled the truck out of the creek after working for an hour.
The Yeyyimagnur-Ralladoddi road was cut and traffic on many state highways was brought to a standstill by noon. The drains in the city of Kurnool began to overflow and flooded some lower-lying areas. Fire brigade personnel also rescued 70 cattle and a shepherd, Nageswar Rao, who was trapped in the waters of the Hundri near Remadur in the Kallur mandal.
The district fire officer said when he received a call from Kallur Tahsildar, the Kurnool unit went to the scene and used inflatable rafts to rescue the cattle and the shepherd. Senior Fire Officer Prabhakar of the Kurnool Unit led the rescue operations.