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Andhra Pradesh Governor conducts aerial survey of flood-affected regions

Governor Biswa Bushan Harichandan on saturday conducted aeria survey. Photograph:( ANI )

ANI Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh, India Aug 17, 2019, 01.42 PM (IST)

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bushan Harichandan on Saturday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected regions of the state.

Several villages in East Godavari, West Godavari, Guntur and Krishna districts are reeling under flood following heavy rainfall. 

The administration has asked people residing in low lying areas to shift to safer places.

Last week, Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy had conducted a survey of flood-affected areas near the Godavari, particularly those inundated near Polavaram and West Godavari district.

The water level in the Godavari and Krishna rivers are also rising rapidly.

On Friday, IMD predicted heavy rainfall in coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh from August 18 to 20.