Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), on 20 September, predicted heavy rains in isolated places of Telangana for the next 48 hours.

The IMD also predicted waterlogging in low-lying areas of the city and massive damage to trees and electric poles leading to disruption of transport in some areas of the city for a few hours to a few days. The city is also likely to witness clogged drains and traffic congestion.

Heavy rain is very likely to occur in isolated places of districts like Adilabad, Komarambheem, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagtial, Mancherial, Kamareddy, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddaplli, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mahbubabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, and Khammam.

Meanwhile, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has reviewed the rainfall situation with chief secretary Somesh Kumar. The latter has directed all SP’s and district collectors to stay alert and keep an eye on the situation. All officers have been directed to be available at the headquarters and take all measures to prevent the loss of lives and properties.

Due to the heavy rainfall in the past four days, the disaster response force (DRF) teams working under the directorate of enforcement, vigilance, and disaster management of the GHMC has handled 203 complaints like clearing water stagnation and providing assistance to citizens.

All DRF teams and supervising officers in the GHMC limits are on alert and on-field to attend any disaster or emergency. Citizens are advised to stay vigilant and dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance in view of the continuing rains.

“A low-pressure area is likely to develop over north-east Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood by 20 September 2020. It is likely to become more marked over north-west Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood during the subsequent 24 hours. The cyclonic circulation over Telangana and adjoining Vidarbha extending up to 0.9 km above mean sea level has become less marked,” read IMD’s weather inference for Saturday.

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