Heavy rains: Telangana Chief Secretary directs officials to be on high alert

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In the wake of forecast of heavy rains in some parts of the state, Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday held a video conference with district collectors and senior officials.

Heavy rains lashed the city and at isolated places in some districts on Monday night causing waterlogging in low-lying areas and localities.

Heavy rainfall of over 9 cm was recorded in some parts of the city on Monday night. Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams attended to emergency calls and citizen assistance, officials said. As per the directions of Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, a teleconference was held with all the district collectors and senior officials today, an official release said.

Somesh Kumar informed that the Chief Minister, who is in Delhi has been closely monitoring the heavy rainfall situation in the state. The Chief Secretary directed all the officials to be on high alert and ensure that there is no loss of human life.

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He mentioned about the flow in the Musi river which has resulted in huge inflow of water into Himayat Sagar and Osman Sagar near here. The Managing Director of Water Board has been asked to work in close coordination with GHMC (Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation) and regularly monitor the water flow in these tanks, it said.

Relief camps have already been identified by the GHMC and if needed people to be effected by the letting of flood waters from these tanks have to be shifted to these camps, Somesh Kumar said.

Similarly all the district collectors were told to be vigilant regarding causeways, low-lying areas, breaches to roads and tanks.

All officials have to be stationed in their headquarters and any untoward incident has to be brought to the notice immediately for taking necessary action, he said, adding all the line departments should work in close coordination.

Special Chief Secretary Municipal Administration and Urban Development department Arvind Kumar, Additional DG Jitender, GHMC Commissioner Lokesh Kumar, and other officials participated, the release added.

The Met Centre of IMD here in its daily weather report issued at 8.30 AM today said heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in Rangareddy and very heavy rain at isolated places in Vikarabad district and heavy rainfall occurred at few placesin Adilabad, Hyderabad, Narayanpet and at isolated places in Mahabubnagar, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Warangal Rural districts. Southwest Monsoon has been active over Telangana, it said.

Vikarabad received 13 cms rainfall, Hayathnagar in Rangareddy 12 and Damaragidda in Narayanpet district received 11 cms rainfall.

In its weather warning issued at 1 PM today, it said heavy to very heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Rangareddy, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak districts till 8.30 AM on Wednesday.


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