Cyclone Vardah: Restoration of power supply underway in Nellore

Nellore [India], Dec. 14 : In Andhra Pradesh, the district administration in Nellore are working on war footing to restore power supply in the cyclone hit mandals.

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

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

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

Cyclone induced rains damaged crops like banana and vegetables and about 30 to 40 per cent of banana trees were uprooted due to strong gales.

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

Source: ANI