In Telangana, heavy rains hit several northern districts of the state in the past few days. They include Warangal, Mulugu, Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Asifabad, Nirmal, Adilabad, Bhadradri-Kothagudem, Khammam, Rajanna Sircilla and Karimnagar districts.
An NDRF team has been sent to Rajanna Sircilla to carry rescue operations following heavy rains since yesterday. People are facing inconvenience at many places following flood water entering into several residential colonies and the low-lying areas are under a sheet of water. Several people were reported to be stranded in overflowing canals while roads to several villages have been cut off.
Sircilla in particular bore the brunt with several colonies inundated. Water entered into the bus stand complex as well as the newly constructed District Collectorate while residents of several colonies are facing hardships as water entered into their homes. A Control Room has been set up and holidays have declared to educational institutions in view of the heavy rains. District Collector Anurag Jayanthi said, efforts were underway to assess the losses to property and crops and exhorted people to report their losses to district authorities through the Control Room (Ph. No 9398684240).
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, presently in New Delhi, has asked the Collectors of all districts to be on alert and take steps to meet any eventuality in view of the heavy rainfall forecast for the next couple of days. He is expected to hold a review meeting with senior officials later in the day to assess the situation and take steps accordingly.
IT and Municipal Affairs Minister K. Taraka Ramarao held a teleconference with Rajanna-Sircilla District Administration and directed them to intensify relief and rehabilitation measures. Relief camps should be set up and people in the low lying areas should be moved to safer areas. It may be recalled that the India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over Telangana till tomorrow.