Since Wednesday night, floods have flooded Hyderabad and surrounding districts in the wake of heavy rain.
Sleepless night was spent in lower areas while intense rain flashes hit the city and suburbs, with SW monsoons becoming more vigorous under the influence of cyclone in the upper air.
At least 40 areas have registered 10 to 20 cm of precipitation in Hyderabad and surrounding districts in the last 24 hours.
In some L.B. Nagar, Hayatnagar, Abdullapurmet, Saroornagar, Uppal, Ghatkesar, Boduppal, Peerzadiguda and elsewhere, water flowed in houses. Residents complained of the problem of flooding every year because authorities did not guarantee proper drainage and storm water systems.
When he visited some of the flooded areas, MLA Sudheer Reddy was caught up in the floodwater in LB Nagar. The MLA was pushed by the stranded vehicle with its staff.
Some of Saroornagar Lake’s residents woke up to a Deluge. The roads were completely overflooded and manholes flooded the houses with overflowing water.
There is an immersion in the Hayatnagar Road Transport Corporation (RTC) depot. The local court and fire station saw a similar situation.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams were on site in the areas affected by the disasters.
Citizens were advised by authorities to call 100 or 040-2955500 for emergency aid. Abdullapurmet recorded the highest rainfall of 21.6 cm, according to the data provided with the Telangana State Development Planning Society.
Uppal has had 21.25 cm of rainfall from the Bandlaguda. Several places received over 19 cm rainfall in Hayathnagar. Few places saw medipally more than 15 cm of precipitation in Saroornagar, Uppal.
Police in Rachakonda rescued 30 individuals who had been stuck in Mallikarjuna Nagar in floodwaters, Ayyapa colony, in LB Nagar district. They were transferred to a Nagole community hall.
Pickets were posted to all vulnerable inundated areas by the police. Last year’s floods in Hyderabad and suburbs rekindle the heavy rains and floods.
More than 50 people were murdered in October last year following heavy rain in the state capital during the flash floods.
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Meteorological Center has issued a warning to Hyderabad and to various other Telangana districts.
Heavy and extremely heavy rainfalls are predicted to take place in Rangareddy, Medchal Malkaygiri, Yadri Bhuvanagiri, Vikarabad, Nizamabad, Kamareddy, Siddipet, Jangaon, Adilabad, Nirmal, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet and Mahabubabad on Thursday.
The precipitation is expected to be high. Heavy to very heavy rains in many lowland regions in these districts could result in water logging. It also warned that transport by rail/road would be disrupted in just a few districts.