Hyderabad: Several parts of Hyderabad and surrounding districts were inundated following heavy rains since Wednesday night that flooded residential colonies.
In October last year, rain-triggered flash floods had wreaked havoc in many parts of the city.
The southwest monsoon lashed Telangana during the past 24 hours. Chegunta in Medak district recorded 226.5 mm of rain while Abdulapurmet in Rangareddy recorded 216 mm rain from Wednesday 8:30 a.m to Thursday 8:30 a.m. Several areas in Hyderabad recorded 100-200 mm of rainfall last night. Bandlaguda recorded 212.5 mm of rain while Vanasthalipuram recorded 192.3 mm of rain.
Areas around Saroornagar lake were inundated and water entered the homes as the area received close to 20 cm of rainfall. A similar situation was witnessed in Thirumala Nagar Colony, Hayathnagar, Hastinapur, and some areas of the Old City.
Here are some photos from Thursday after the city reported record-breaking rainfall:
Overall, the city received 69 mm of rain. 14 July was the third-rainiest day in the month for Hyderabad in the last 10 years. According to the Indian Meteorological Centre in Hyderabad, the city recorded 115.1 mm of rains on 21 July 2012, followed by 86.4 mm on 12 July 2013.
Meanwhile, the director of enforcement, vigilance, and disaster management, GHMC, said the disaster response force and officers on the field are monitoring the situation. It advised citizens to stay indoors and dial 100 or 040-29555500 for any emergency assistance.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) received 80 rain-related complaints from Wednesday till Thursday noon. The GHMC officials said 67 of these complaints have been resolved.