Residents of Hyderabad were in for a rude surprise in the early hours of Friday after their sleep was interrupted due to heavy rains and winds between 3 am and 4 am that damaged property.
In areas like Kapra Circle, Chaitanyapuri, Vijayapuri colony, RK Puram, Karmanghat ,Uppal, Ramanthpur and LB Nagar, many residents stepped out of their house to find uprooted tress because of the winds.
The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation(GHMC) has alerted its staff from the engineering wing not to handle electric wires manually.
Emergency teams have also been deployed to clear the waterlogging in different areas of the city.
There was no power in most parts of the city on Friday morning and areas like Rajendranagar witnessed a traffic jam due to clogged roads.
Three rooms were also badly damaged in the Abhishray girls hostel in Ashoknagar.
A wall collapsed at Mathrusri Apartments beside Hyderguda MLA quarters, damaging five cars.
Harsha Sai, a resident of Anand Nagar said, "With stormy winds, trees around my place have collapsed, leading to power cut. I wouldn't like to start a day with such a gloomy picture in the morning. When it's summer, it needs to be summer. Uninvited rains just disrupt everything."
Due to bad weather (heavy rainfall) at Hyderabad, all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected. (1/2)â€” SpiceJet (@flyspicejet) May 6, 2016
The feeling of constant lighting and thunder storm this morning was as if city being bombed by enemy fighter jets. I tell you it was scary.â€” Raj Karsewak (@rajkarsewak) May 6, 2016
Heat wave followed by cyclonic storm. #Hyderabad witnessing abnormal weather patterns. Serious cause of concern for what the future holds.â€” Radhakrishna (@arkaytimes) May 5, 2016