Heavy rainfall battered normal life in Telangana

  • | Saturday | 26th September, 2020

The weather department has predicted that thunderstorm will make a comeback on September 29 after a brief break of two days. 

Heavy rainfall continued to disrupt Telangana for the second consecutive day on Saturday, leading to waterlogging in several districts which affected the usual life.

As per the Telangana State Development Planning Society, south Hasthinapuram in LB Nagar received the highest amount of rainfall of 133.8mm followed by 99mm in Kandigal gate and 90.5mm at Lingojiguda. Madhapur, Pashmylaram, KPHB, Gachibowli received 30-50mm rainfall at 12pm.

In view of heavy rainfall, Wanaparthy district administration opened helpline number for public to contact in case of emergency. Following continuous rainfall, Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao directed chief secretary Somesh Kumar to alert all the district collectors.

The press release from CM office stated ‘’no leaves and permission for public holidays. Special vigil should be maintained in low-lying and vulnerable area regular update on rains should be given to the control room’’.

Various districts in state are flood like situation there were also reports of vehicles skidding with drivers finding it difficult to drive on Friday night. Waterlogging was reported in Narayanguda, Gulzar House near Charminar, Mirchowk etc. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s disaster response team and traffic cops from Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda were on the field to pump out water from waterlogged areas.

In Siddipet, the KUdavalli stream is overflowing as a result of which water has stormed out on bridge. Vehicular movements have been affected on the roads leading to the bridge between Mirudoddi and Lingampalli.

The IMD has issued alerts across Telangana and has predicted that thunderstorm would make a comeback on September 29 after a brief break of two days.  


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