Telangana Rains: Orange alert in Hyderabad as several areas flooded
Telangana CM KCR Sounds Alert as Heavy Rains Trigger Flood Situation in State
Several areas in Hyderabad have been flooded due to incessant rains over the last three days. The weather office has predicted more rains in the next three days. They have also sounded a high alert has been sounded in many areas of Telangana.
The flooding has affected around 500 houses and the low-lying areas around Warangal and Bhupalpally districts. Over 1,000 people have been moved to a safer location, and 13 were rescued by the dire department
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to be on high alert for any incidents of flooding. He has also directed the concerned officials to be on alert.
Two choppers have also been deployed for rescue operations. In Jayshankar Bhupalpally district, 12 farmers from Kundanpally village were rescued by a helicopter. The National Disaster Response Force or NDRF has deployed teams for rescue and relief. Two control rooms are being set up in Hyderabad.
The Chief Minister said there was a threat of inundation due to overflowing tanks in Warangal and Karimnagar. Hanumakonda town and adjoining areas have turned into lakes.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy spells in J. Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Warangal, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Mancherial districts on Saturday and Sunday.