The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the next three days. The Weather Department has issued an orange alert to district administrations of both states, asking them to be prepared for floods.
The IMD predicts flooding in low lying areas, which could lead to submerged agricultural lands and flooding in certain parts of cities, due to overflowing reservoirs. The IMD has directed district administrations to regulate traffic and restrict the movement of people in affected areas. The IMD has also issued a yellow alert for October 14 and 15, predicting thunderstorms, lightning and rain.
Among the affected districts, the highest rainfall was recorded at Siddipet in Habshipur of the Dubbak mandal (97.3 mm), followed by the Kohir mandal of Sanareddy district (90.5 mm) in the last 24 hours.
Within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) limits, the Serilingampally mandal received the highest rainfall (63.3 mm) in the last 24 hours. The Paancheru mandal recorded the second-highest rainfall (62.0 mm), according to data from the Telangana State Development Planning Society (TSDPS).
Bibraj Shadrach, a scientist at the Cyclone Warning Centre of the IMD in Vizag, tweeted that a depression has formed over the west-central Bay of Bengal. This is likely to intensify into a deep depression by Monday and cross the north Andhra Pradesh coast during the night of October 12. The scientist gave a three-day code orange warning for Andhra Pradesh.
A Depression formed over westcentral Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into Deep Depression by tomorrow and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast during 12th night. Next 3 day warnings for AP @cwcvsk @IMDWeather @ChennaiRmc @moesgoi pic.twitter.com/J0u4Kt7Alb— Bibraj Shadrach (@bibrajshadrach) October 11, 2020
The Cyclone Warning Centre has also issued an alert for squally winds reaching 45 kmph or more, and light to moderate rainfall for the next three hours across several districts of Andhra Pradesh.
11.10.2020/14:55IST:Moderate Thunderstorm likely over SRIKAKULAM,VIZIANAGARAM,VISAKHAPATNAM,EAST GODAVARI, WEST GODAVARI, KRISHNA, GUNTUR, PRAKASAM, KADAPAM, KURNOOL districts & YANAM within next 03 hours, with squally winds reaching 45 kmph or more & light to moderate rainfall. pic.twitter.com/HooJ5oK9ia— Cyclone Warning Centre Visakhapatnam (@cwcvsk) October 11, 2020
In the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, police and fire department officials rescued two persons from being washed away in a river in the early hours of Sunday. The two youths were on a bike, and fell off the edge of the road and into the river by accident. The boys managed not to get swept away; a passer-by saw the duo and reached out to the fire department for help.
Police as a SAVIOUR - SI Pakala Sri K.Rajasekhar & his staff with the assistance of Fire department personnel rescued two persons who were accidentally fall down in a flood flow in the early hours of Sunday.#chittoorpolice@appolice100 pic.twitter.com/e76huzJB0v— Chittoor District Police (@ChittoorPolice) October 11, 2020