IMD issues red alert for Telangana again, rainfall to lash several districts

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Aug 2020 9:46 AM GMT
IMD issues red alert for Telangana again, rainfall to lash several districts

Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Telangana for Sunday, August 16th as well. The state has received continuous rainfall in the last two days, which has also lead to several regions witnessing water-logging.

Light to moderate rains continued in Telangana over the last 24 hours, mostly due to low-pressure areas in the Bay of Bengal. There was also scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall in some districts.

The IMD has said that heavy rains are expected in northern Telangana in the next 24 hours due to low pressure.

The districts of Adilabad, Komuram Bhim, Manchiryala, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Siddipet, Karimnagar, Warangal Rural, Urban, Medchal, Malkajgiri and Hyderabad in the northern Telangana districts will be experiencing heavy and intermittent heavy rains.

They are likely to receive 12-20 cm of rainfall. Low-lying areas may be inundated due to extremely low pressure. The Meteorological Department further warned that water levels in reservoirs may rise, leading to possible flooding in nearby areas.

Road, rail, and air transport may also be hindered due to waterlogging. It was also said that extreme rainfall may hit the districts in the next 48 hours.

There have been several reports of water-logging and partial flooding in districts of Mulugu and Warangal.

Warangal (Urban) recorded 16 cm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. Rescue operations were conducted by police officials to extract citizens from waterlogged areas. The districts of Venkatapuram, Komuram Bhim, Atur Nagaram, recorded 23 cm, 18 cm, and 15 cm respectively.

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