Though the flood situation in Andhra Pradesh showed marked improvement, the death toll in the deluge today shot up to 55 with 17 more fatalities reported from the affected districts overnight.
The situation showed signs of improvement with the state having a clear weather, but reports of flood-related deaths continued to pour in with official toll standing at 55 so far.
A population of little over 15.75 lakh continued to reel under the impact of floods that submerged large areas of human habitation and damaged crops in five districts of Kurnool, Mahabubnagar, Krishna, Guntur and Nalgonda.
Over 3,59,799 flood victims have taken shelter in 277 relief camps, officials sources said.
The water level in Prakasam Barrage is 21.8 feet where the inflow stood at 10.97 lakh cusecs and outflow 10.8 lakh cusecs, according to the latest official information.
The water levels at Srisailam and Nagarjuna Sagar Dams this afternoon stood at 892.40 feet (Full Reservoir Level 885 feet) and 587.1 feet (Full Reservoir Level 590 feet) respectively and was receding. The outflow was recorded at six lakh cusecs and 6.59 lakh cusecs respectively.
The state government has already demanded an interim aid of Rs 6,000 crore from the Centre.
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi had yesterday undertaken an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts to take stock of the situation.
Bangalore : With the recovery of three more bodies, the toll in the rain havoc in northern and coastal regions of Karnataka has gone up to 197, officials said on Tuesday.
Two bodies were recovered from Chikkaballapura district and one from Karwar in Uttara Kannada district where a landslide triggered by the rains had occurred last week.
As many as 1,469 villages have been affected, 2,81,315 houses either collapsed or damaged due to the rains, officials said.
As many as 6,17,633 rain-hit people have been accommodated in 1,619 relief camps, they added. PTI