The Indian Meteorological Department on Thursday predicted heavy rainfall in West Telangana, particularly Adilabad and Nirmal. The department issued a weather warning stating that the southwest monsoon over the state has been ‘vigorous’.
Adilabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Jagitial, Karimnagar, Kamareddy and Medak would witness heavy rainfall, predicted IMD. However, the department said that that the heavy rainfall would take place only on Thursday.
“Adilabad and Nirmal, in particular, will witness heavy rainfall. Karimnagar may not witness heavy rainfall. From Friday, the rainfall would be normal,” said Raja Rao, a scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department, Hyderabad.
In response to the weather alert, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has instructed the state official machinery to be alert and vigilant.
The CM also asked the authorities to be prepared for the state witnessing incessant rainfall over a couple of days.
The CM, who held a review meeting with the Chief Secretary, DGP and other officials on Thursday, instructed them to be on high alert.
He further instructed ministers, MPs, MLAs and MLCs to be available for the people in their respective Districts and Constituencies and monitor the relief work.
He also ordered the State Secretariat and a senior officer to review the situation round the clock.
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Utnoor in Adilabad district, Chennur in Mancheria
Meanwhile, the neighbouring state of Kerala is reeling under severe crisis due to unprecedented torrential rains, which have left 75 dead and several homeless.
Transport services like railways, metros have been suspended owing to the flooding. On Wednesday, even the airport was shut down till 2 pm on Saturday.
On Thursday, a red-alert was issued in 14 districts by the Kerala government. The NDRF, Army and the Navy are engaged in relief works to rescue the stranded victims.