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 â€œIncidentally 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.
Upon request from the state govt, NDRF and Army battalions are on stand-by at Hyderabad, to assist the state government in relief activitiesâ€” Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) September 23, 2016
Colonel Vashist and his team just joined us at CnCC. Thanked them for their efforts & support pic.twitter.com/xLVZXFsMokâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) September 23, 2016
Today the police Santoshnagar took initiation and closed the pits at new Santoshnagar colony pic.twitter.com/oaJeOdOfPSâ€” hyderabadpolice (@hydcitypolice) September 23, 2016
Respective govt agencies are working round the clock to provide relief to Hyderabad citizens pic.twitter.com/lvTfSjlktfâ€” Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) September 23, 2016
An emergency cell is opened to oversee contingencies entering out of ensuring rain spell. pic.twitter.com/qlWVgA6sImâ€” HMWSSB (@HMWSSBOnline) September 23, 2016