Telangana on high alert due to rainfall prediction


Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has put the state machinery on high alert following the instructions from the Chief Minister with regard to the heavy rainfall prediction.


Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has asked people in the State to be careful and alert as there is a likelihood of heavy-to-very heavy rains lashing the State in the next two days. Heavy rainfall is reported from several places in the State on Sunday.

The metrological department also predicted heavy to very heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday also. The CM also wanted all the officials to stay put in their places, watch the situation and extend the necessary relief measures. The CM also asked the people to be alert as the heavy rainfall may cause floods and flooding.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary instructed all the district Collectors and Superintendents of Police to be on high alert suggested precautionary measures to be taken to avoid any untoward incidents in the wake of expected flooding, stagnation of water, blowing winds etc. due to which uprooting of trees, breach of canals, water bunds, the collapse of old buildings etc. might take place. Hence, he wanted to vacate people from low-lying areas as a precautionary measure.

He also instructed the District Administration to issue advisories in this regard especially not to allow people to cross low-level causeways, bridges, inundated roads etc. and ordered them to report to the headquarter from time to time.