Telangana: Heavy to very heavy rains affected normal life in several parts of the state
In Telangana, heavy to very heavy rains affected normal life in several parts of the State during the last 24 hours, particularly in the northern districts. The swollen River Godavari flows on the spate near Bhadrachalam due to heavy inflows and several streams are overflowing.
Meanwhile, the Hyderabad Meteorological Centre has informed that a low-pressure area lying over southern Odisha-northern Andhra Pradesh with associated cyclonic circulation will move in the west-northwest direction in the next two days.
The Met officials also forecast heavy to very heavy rains for the next 48 hours at isolated places in Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, and Nizamabad districts of the State. The Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS) in a separate bulletin, said the cumulative average rainfall this monsoon in the State has been recorded as 19 per cent above normal yesterday.
The State government declared a holiday for the second consecutive day today for offices and educational institutions in GHMC and in rain-affected districts. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has directed to keep the administration in all the districts on high alert to take necessary steps to minimise losses to the properties and save the lives of the people.