Rains pounded several parts of Telangana on Monday, even as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that heavy rains are expected at isolated places in different districts of the state over the next 48 hours.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao took stock of the situation with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar.
Rao directed the Chief Secretary to take all necessary precautions against any loss of life or property due to heavy rains forecast across the state for another two days due to the impact of cyclone Gulab, an official release said.
The IMD, which issued a red alert for 14 districts in the state, warned that heavy to very heavy rain with extremely heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Mahabubabad, Warangal (Rural), Warangal (Urban), Janagaon, Siddipet, Kamareddy districts on Monday.
The rains will result in massive water pooling on roads and low lying areas in most places and agriculture land submerge /crop damage, it said, adding, thunderstorm accompanied by lightning with wind speed 30-40 kmph is very likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts.
Bachodu in Khammam district received highest rainfall of 151.5 mm followed by Wyra (141.5 mm) till 3 pm on Monday. Similarly, several parts of Hyderabad also witnessed rains since Monday morning.
The downpour caused waterlogging on some roads and low-lying areas.
The IMD further warned that heavy rain is very likely to occur at isolated places in Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak and Kamareddy districts of Telangana between 0830 hours of September 28 to 0830 hours of September 29.
Thunderstorm accompanied with lightning is very likely to occur at places in all the districts of Telangana.
Meanwhile, Somesh Kumar once again held a teleconference with District Collectors in the wake of heavy rains.
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