Telangana on high alert in wake of heavy rain

NewsBharati    12-Oct-2020
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Hyderabad, October 12: In view of the heavy rain forecast due to deep depression in the Bay of Bengal., Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Sunday has put all its administration of all the districts in the state on high alert and instructed officials as well as people to remain vigilant and cautious for the next two days.
 
 
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According to the India Meteorological Department IMD, heavy rains have been lashing several places across the State for the past two days due to deep depression in the Bay of Bengal.
 
He also instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to place the entire administration on high vigilance and to monitor the situation in coordination with District Collector, Superintendents of Police, and Police Commissioners at regular intervals for taking up necessary relief measures. The officials have been directed to remain stationed in their headquarters and respond to people to avert unnecessary loss to lives and property.
 
Somesh Kumar said heavy to very heavy rainfall was likely to occur over isolated parts of the State especially in the erstwhile districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, and Khammam. He cautioned that massive flooding and water-logging was anticipated in low-lying areas.
 
The Collectors and SPs were asked to put the entire district administration on alert and strictly follow the flood protocol communicated earlier. He also wanted them to attend to cases pertaining to the uprooting of trees and electric poles at the earliest to prevent disruption of power supply and other activities.
 
Last week IMD has issued a warning that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over isolated parts of Telangana state especially in the erstwhile districts of Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Warangal, and Khammam. Massive flooding and water-logging is anticipated in low-lying areas.