Monday , July 23 2018

Cyclone Vardah: Restoration of power supply underway in Nellore

In Andhra Pradesh, the district administration in Nellore is working on the war footing to restore the power supply in the cyclone hit mandals.

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image from Nellore

Nellore: In Andhra Pradesh, the district administration in Nellore is working on the war footing to restore the power supply in the cyclone hit mandals.

Power supply to the several villages was interrupted due to strong gale winds, which uprooted an electric poles.

Power supply was disrupted nearly in 594 villages in 18 mandals and work has been going on in some parts of the coastal areas and the  90% of power was restored in urban limits.

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As many as 820 poles were damaged across the district and of which 598 poles have been restored.

About 220 poles in agriculture fields are however to be restored.

Upland areas in the  Nellore district received 8.6 cm rainfall on an average due to cyclone Vardah and even and yet the rainfall has been very useful to the farming community, the cyclone has devastated vast areas in coastal areas.

Cyclone brought rains damaged crops like banana and vegetables and about 30 to 40% of banana trees were uprooted due to a strong gales.

Meanwhile, the reservoirs are constantly receiving the waters from inflows in the upper areas.

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