Several areas across Hyderabad were inundated as torrential rainfall pounded the city on Wednesday morning. In just three hours, the city received more than 6cm of rainfall.
Although the rains stopped by the afternoon, water levels in many inundated areas did not recede as quickly, and fallen trees, submerged vehicles, and stranded motorists, were just some of the problems the city faced.
CM KCR expressed grief at the loss of life due to heavy downpour and announced Rs 2 lakh ex gratia to the families of deceased. This is in addition to the Rs 1 lakh compensation announced by GMHC.
GHMC operations to clear water-logging across the city are underway.
Image: Ameerpet area
Image: Waterlogging in Punjagutta
Image: A waterlogged road at Tankbund
Between tarnaka and habsiguda few minutes back pic.twitter.com/tw3TFHFLluâ€” DharmaVirodhi Aditya (@almostinfamous) August 31, 2016
Monitoring the Hyderabad rains & resultant situation with Mayor Rammohan & GHMC Commissioner. Met dept predicting more rains next 24-48hoursâ€” KTR (@KTRTRS) August 31, 2016
Image: Mayor and GHMC commissioner monitoring situation
In view of heavy downpour in and around Hyderabad, citizens can reach @GHMCOnline Emergency Call Center at 040 21111111 or 100 for help.â€” Min IT, Telangana (@MinIT_Telangana) August 31, 2016
Acc to GHMC, #Hyderabad drains can take 20mm/hour rain but rainfall btwn 7am & 11am was 60mm/hour. So it will take time for water to recedeâ€” T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) August 31, 2016
The following pictures were taken on Wednesday morning.