After 111 years, Hyderabad records 2nd highest rainfall for September

Hyderabad: This is the second time since 1908 that Hyderabad registered its second highest rainfall for the month of September on Tuesday. The rainfall in Hyderabad city in 24 hours on September 24, 2019 was 132 mm, its all-time record stands at 153 mm recorded on September 27, 1908.

Thunderstorm and heavy rains lashed Hyderabad, and various parts of the city witnessed waterlogging and inundation. Important institutions like hospitals and police stations were affected. Doctors and patients could be seen wading through the waterlogged emergency ward of the Railway Hospital in Lallaguda. A similar situation was witnessed at the Nacharam police station. The visitor’s lounge was partially submerged.

The road between Lotakunta and Yapral caved in and is being repaired on priority currently by the army. The road will be closed for 24 hours from today.  Fallen trees in and around Begumpet caused inconvenience to commuters. Water stagnation was witnessed in and around commercial areas such as Dmart in Secunderabad and other low-lying areas, causing difficulties to passengers and roadside vendors alike.

Fallen tree in Begumpet Fallen tree in Begumpet

 

The Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams in Hyderabad have been actively tackling the situation since yesterday night.

Yesterday’s torrential downpour also led to the rise in the water level in Hussain Sagar Lake. Water level in the lake is at 513.7 metres, which is above the Full Tank Level (FTL) capacity of 513.41 metres. GHMC officials have confirmed that there is no reason to panic.

In Medchal district, a poultry farm was affected by the floods, leading to the death of around 5,000 chickens. In Boduppal town, water has been surging through residential areas including Dwarakanagar.

 

Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued weather warnings for the state of Telangana. IMD forecast says, “Heavy rains are very likely to occur in isolated places in the districts of Jaya Shankar Bhupalapalle, Warangal, Mulugu, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Mahbubabad, Khammam, Suryapet, Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet, Wanaparthy, and Jogulamba-Gadwal on Wednesday.”

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