Keep helicopters stand by and Set up Flood Control rooms: CM KCR

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In view of the continuing incessant rains and subsequent overflowing of canals and tanks, Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to be on high alert.

CM reviewed the rain and flood situation in the State with Chief Secretary, DGP and the Ministers. The CM also reviewed the situation district-wise and made suggestions accordingly. The CM wanted the setting up of two Control Rooms in Hyderabad and instructed the Ministers to stay put in their respective districts, coordinate with the Collectors and police officials on a regular basis.

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He said since several tanks were filled to the brim, they may breach, roads may be inundated and low-lying areas may be flooded. He said the united Karimnagar and Warangal districts have recorded the highest rainfall and tanks in these districts are filled to their capacity. The CM said officials should be more alert in these two districts.

On the instructions from the CM, the officials have kept two helicopters ready and they will be utilised to rescue people stranded during the flood. Along with the Helicopter owned by the State, one Chopper from the Military is also kept for use.