The Hyderabad Met Department predicts mild to moderate rains and thundershowers in most parts of Telangana.
The continuous rain pounded portions of Hyderabad, producing serious flooding and traffic gridlock in the Telangana capital. In the midst of the rain, the district administration proclaimed Monday a vacation for all educational institutions.
Hyderabad district collector Anudeep Durishetty wrote on X (previously Twitter), “Important Announcement: In light of the heavy rainfall predicted in Hyderabad, the government decided to make today a holiday for all educational institutions in Hyderabad.” Keep indoors and keep safe.”
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert for the city on Tuesday, while the Hyderabad Met Department forecasted light to moderate showers and thundershowers in most places across Telangana, with an orange alert issued in some districts today.
Today’s orange alert includes Mancherial, Karimnagar, Jagityal, Rajanna Sirsilla, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, and Wanaparthi.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has requested residents to stay indoors unless there is an emergency, as municipal teams of over 3,000 people are working to clean flooded areas around the city. In the event that citizens want assistance, a helpline number has been established.
“Please don’t leave your house unless it’s absolutely necessary for the next few hours,” the civic authority warned. Our teams of approximately 3000 people are removing water logging around the city. For GHMC-DRF help, phone 040-21111111 or 9000113667.”
Apart from Telangana, heavy rain is expected in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, Kerala, and Mahe from September 4 to 8.