Hyderabad : In view of the red alert following the unprecedented rainfall in Telangana, Chief Minister K ChandraShekar Rao has announced a holiday on 28th September, 2021.
Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to very heavy, and extremely heavy rainfall in the wake of Cyclone Gulab crossing Andhra Pradesh- Odisha coast. Issuing a red alert, IMD said extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) may occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sirsilla, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Kamareddy District.
In an official statement, the Chief Minister's office said, "All government offices, educational institutions in the state, would remain closed on 28th September, 2021. Chief secretary Somesh Kumar has directed collectors to take appropriate action including rescue. However, emergency departments like revenue, police, fire services, municipal, panchayati raj, Irrigation, roads and buildings should be on emergency duty to ensure that no property or lives are lost due to heavy rains".
According to Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, NDRF teams are on high alert across all the districts and control rooms have been set up. Rescue and relief teams have been kept on high alert to quickly respond to any situation.
Rainfall recorded in Telangana on 27th September:
Tirumalayapalem mandal falling in Khammam district of the state recorded 151.5 (15 cm) of rainfall ending 27th September 8 PM, the highest received in the state. While Wyre, Chityal, Kamapur and Mulugu received closed to 14 cm rainfall. Most parts of Telangana recorded heavy to very heavy rains accompanied by thunder and lightening. Atleast 15 districts have been placed under red alert. IMD has sounded massive water flooding on roads and low lying areas in most places. Meanwhile the day temperatures plunged following the rains.