- Title: INDIA: Floods threaten villages in south
- Date: 7th October 2009
- Summary: SRISAILAM DAM, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA (OCTOBER 06, 2009) (ANI) THE SRISAILAM DAM VARIOUS OF WATER FALLING FROM DAM HOUSES SUBMERGED IN FLOOD WATER WATER LEVEL FLOWING NEAR THE BRIDGE AERIAL VIEW OF HOUSES SUBMERGED IN WATER LOCALS STANDING NEAR THE TRUCK LOCALS STANDING VILLAGERS CARRYING WOODEN LOGS LOCALS COMMUTING ON A SMALL ROUND BOAT A TRUCK LEAVING VILLAGERS VACATING THE VILLAGE LOCALS BOARDING LUGGAGE ON THE TRUCK LOCALS TALKING TO EACH OTHER MORE OF LOCALS TALKING
- Embargoed: 22nd October 2009 12:31
- Location: India
- Country: India
- Topics: Disasters / Accidents / Natural catastrophes
- Reuters ID: LVAH2S4PKYWWT4WY54XXU20PIBP
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3
- Story Text: The threat of more areas coming under floodwaters looms large over the Kurnool district of India's southern Andhra Pradesh state, as the outflow of water from the Srisailam dam doubled.
Locals residing in surrounding villages are moving to safer places as the floodwater submerges fresh areas.
Two powerhouses situated at the foot of the dam are submerged in water, despite a retention wall constructed along with the dam separating it from the river course.
The flooding, described by officials as the worst in many decades in south India, has killed some 250 people, mostly in the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
At least five million people are crammed in temporary government shelters.
Flood waters have swamped millions of acres of cropland, including sugarcane plantations, prompting worries of a fall in sugar output in Karnataka, the country's third-biggest producer.
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