Rainfall triggered by a cyclonic circulation in the Arabian Sea and low pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal and flash floods in the last days killed at least 32 people in Andhra Pradesh, according to the state’s government. The state government has announced an ex-gratia for the family of each of the deceased persons.The rainfall submerged highways and roads,completely isolating some villages and blocking access to food and water for drink. Nearly 58,000 people have been evacuated from their homes to 294 relief camps in the state. They have been lodged in relief camps in Chittoor, Anantapuramu, Kadapa and SPS Nellore. At least 30 people remain missing. Hundreds homes had been damaged by the rain. Crops were affected. Bengaluru and Chennai were also flooded.
The rain has caused extensive damage to Bengaluru Urban, Bengaluru Rural, Tumakuru, Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Ramanagar and Hassan districts. Rainfall across the region are predicted to decrease and increase again during the coming days. “Light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Karnataka, Kerala & Mahe and Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during next 5 days. Isolated heavy rainfall over Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and Kerala & Mahe during next 5 days and over Coastal Karnataka on 21st Nov,” the India Meteorological Department said in a tweet on Monday.