After Nilam cyclone heavy rains continue to lash coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. The death poll has risen to 32 till now.
Vishakapatnam, Prakasam, East Godavari and Viziana-garam have received close to 25 cm of rainfall since Saturday. People from low lying areas have been evacuated to relief camps. More rainfall is expected in next 24 hours according to MET Department.
The rainfall on Sunday was such that Narasapur in West Godavari district received a record 31 cms of rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by 27 cms in Amalapuram, 25 cms in Rajahmundry (both in East Godavari district), 25 cms in Yelamanchili (Visakhapatnam dist), 23 cms in Koderu (West Godavari district).
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy directed chief secretary Minnie Mathew to put all concerned departments on high alert and closely monitor the flood and heavy rains situation.