In Telangana, heavy rain continued to lash several parts of the state. More than half of the 33 districts of the state have been put on alert as flood levels rising in both Godavari and Krishna Rivers. The Met officials warned that the heavy to very heavy rains likely at many places for the next two days dur to low pressure area formed in the Bay of Bengal and active Southwest monsoon.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao reviewed the situation and directed the officials, Ministers, peoples’ representatives and officials to swing into action on a war footing to carry our rescue and relief measures and ensure that people residing in low-lying areas do not suffer.
Considering the very heavy rain in the Western Ghats in Maharastra, the State authorities are expecting an increase in flood levels of Krishna River catchment areas. The Chief Minister asked the Chief Secretary to depute senior officials to Nagarjuna Sagar and Jurala projects to monitor the dam safety and take necessary measures. The flood levels in projects on Godavari River are also increasing especially SriRam Sagra Project, Kadem, Yellampally, Swarna and Kaleswaram project catchment areas. The authorities have asked people not to venture out and observe caution in the wake of heavy to very heavy rains for next few days. The District Collectors, SPs, Revenue and other officials to have been put on alert on safety measures.
NDRF teams and Helicopters have been deployed for rain hut areas especially in northern districts. The Chief Minister also directed to form seven member ‘Flood Management Team’ to deal with flood conditions.