Heavy rains continue to grip Telangana

The Telangana state is likely to witness heavy to very heavy rains for the next four days according to the Indian Meteorological Department. Several districts recorded moderate to heavy rainfall and many other places were hit by incessant drizzle. The floods in some districts brought life to a grinding halt. The transportation of essentials like vegetables, milk and other items from the rural areas was affected at various places all over the state.

The IMD predicts there will be heavy rain for the next four days due to the depression in the sea. It has issued a red alert warning to five districts and an orange alert to seven districts. The district collectors were on their roes visiting the affected areas in their respective districts. They were keeping a tab on the lowly placed culverts, low-lying areas, and flood levels at water bodies and roads.

As the water level was steadily raising in the Godavari River at Eturunagaram, district collector Ila Tripathi went on a visit to the river bank and the habitations abutting the river. She said disaster relief force teams were put on alert, arrangements were made to shift people from hamlets adjoining the Godavari River to relief and rehabilitation camps.

“We are in touch with the officials of other districts as well and monitoring the situation continuously. She said she spoke to the collector and officials of Kothagudem district on the flood situation and Godavari river water level at Bhadrachalam. In Eturunagaram, all the tribal hamlets are warned to be on alert. We are geared up for all exigencies,” she told the media persons. Certain localities in the state capital Hyderabad witnessed continued moderate rainfall.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao