The Army and the NDRF have been roped in to evacuate people in low-lying areas.

No respite for Hyderabad just yet IMD predicts another five days of rainsImage: PTI
news Hyderabad Rains Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:41

Even as many low lying areas in Hyderabad were inundated on Friday, after incessant rains battered the city for the third day, the Met department has reportedly warned that a second low-pressure area was forming in the Bay of Bengal.

This would mean that Hyderabad would continue to witness rainfall for another five days.

"Its far from over. We have issued a five-day alert now and the intensity of the rains could be the same," Times of India quotes Dr Y K Reddy, director (in-charge), Indian Meteorological Department (Hyderabad) as saying.

Speaking to TOI, Mahesh Palawat, chief meteorologist, Skymet added “Incidentally there is a fresh system, running from northwest India up to the centre of the well-marked low pressure area across Vidarbha and Telangana," 

Other parts of Telangana also witnessed heavy rains.

Writing for TOI, Shiva Kumar Pinna reported:

15 residential colonies got inundated with flood water in the Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation limits following a heavy downpour since Thursday night. Warangal district received a total of 426.2 mm rainfall with Hanamkonda registering 160.4 mm...About 6,000 residents were shifted to rehabilitation centres in Warangal.

Meanwhile, in Hyderabad, the GHMC has deputed a workforce across the city to do temporary patchwork on the roads until the rain stops, to prevent accidents.

State minister K T Rama Rao also took to Twitter to inform people that the authorities were also working to prevent the spread of communicable diseases in the aftermath of the rains.

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