Orange alert: IMD forecasts heavy rain on Ganesh immersion day

For Friday, a yellow alert has also been issued in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Jangaon, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, and Nagarkurnool.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  8 Sep 2022 3:54 AM GMT
Orange alert: IMD forecasts heavy rain on Ganesh immersion day

Hyderabad: IMD has forecasted heavy rain on September 9, the day of the immersion of Ganesh idols in the state.

An orange alert has been issued in Mancherial, Jagtial, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapalli, Jayshankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem. In all these districts, heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur.

For Friday, a yellow alert has also been issued in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Mahabubabad, Warangal, Hanamkonda, Jangaon, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvanagiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, and Nagarkurnool.

According to IMD, heavy rain is expected to continue in the state till 12 September.

T Balaji popular as Telangana Weatherman tweeted, "No respite ahead for Hyderabad from rains and super rains to lash almost every day for the next five days. Especially from Thursday to Sunday looks tough as heavy rains are expected in many places."

On Wednesday, Hyderabad Commissioner CV Anand also issued traffic diversion in the city in view of the Ganesh idol immersions.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, heavy rains lashed the city waterlogging many areas, especially at the Moosarambagh bridge, Attapur, etc. Videos from Moosarambagh bridge and nearby areas showed vehicles struggling to find a way out from the waterlogged roads.

According to sources, later entry to Dilsukhnagar, and Amberpet areas were closed due to waterlogging. Houses in many low-lying areas like Abids, Hayathnagar, Lower Tank Road, Prakashnagar, Kavadigua, etc. were submerged in rainwater. Due to the heavy rains, a heavy traffic jam was also experienced in some areas of the city.

On Wednesday evening, the water level in Osman Sagar reservoir was 1787.50 feet against the full tank level of 1790 feet. The water level in Himayath Sagar was 1761.450 feet against the full tank level of 1763.5 feet.

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