Telangana on alert after IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall for next 48 hours

By Sumit Jha  Published on  12 Oct 2020 6:40 AM GMT
Telangana on alert after IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall for next 48 hours

Hyderabad: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in different parts of Telangana for the next 48 hours.

IMD said heavy to very heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Komaram Bheem, Nirmal, Mancherial, Jagtial, Peddapale, Nizamabad, Rajanna Sircilla, Jayashankar Bhupalapalle, Mulugu, Karimnagar, Warangal Urban, Warangal Rural, Mahabubabad, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, and other districts of Telangana.

It also predicted thunderstorm accompanied by lightning to occur at isolated places over Telangana.

The state government has issued an advisory to all the district collectors, commissioner of police, and Superintendent of Police in the state to remain alert to meet any exigency.

“Massive flooding and waterlogging are likely to occur in low lying areas. The uprooting of trees and electric poles can lead to disruption of normal activities. Reservoirs, tanks, and streams may overflow causing inundation of low-lying areas and cause low bridges and causeways to overflow, posing threat to traffic and people,” said Somesh Kumar, Chief Secretary, Telangana.

According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, highest Rainfall of 140.2 mm was recorded at Kothaguda Mandal in Mahabubabad district in the state.

It also said that 196 mandals received excess rainfall of 20 to 59 percent, while 192 mandals received more than 60 percent of rainfall.

Around 187 mandals in the state received normal rainfall and only 14 mandals saw a rainfall deficit till October 11.

“The depression now lies over the west-central Bay of Bengal and expected to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. It is expected to move west northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coasts during the night of 12th October 2020. The cyclonic circulation over North Interior Karnataka & neighbourhood extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level persists. Under its influence, enhanced rainfall activity is expected over the state from 11th to 13th October,” reads TSDPS weather interference report of October 11.

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