Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours, Telangana govt declares 2-day holiday, IMD sounds 'Red Alert' in 10 north Karnataka districts

by National | 14-10-2020 | 919 views

Hyderabad saw its highest rainfall ever in 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. IMD Hyderabad Meteorologist B Raja Rao said, "In GHMC limits so far, the record rainfall is 24cm at Begumpet in August 2000...Now in the last 24 hours till 5am around 29.8cm of rainfall has been recorded in GHMC limits at Hayathnagar."

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy showers with thunder and lightning for 10 districts in north Karnataka. A 'Red Alert' was sounded for Bagalkot, Gadag, Haveri, Vijayapura, Dharwad, Belagavi, Raichur, Kalaburagi and Yadgir districts for Wednesday and Thursday. Rains were triggered by the formation of cyclonic circulation owing to the deep depression over Bay of Bengal.

Nine persons including a 2-month-old have died after a compound wall collapsed due to heavy rains and fell on about 10 houses last night in the old city of Hyderabad. AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi reached the spot in Mohammedia Hills, Bandlaguda where the boundary wall fell. Heavy rainfall triggered waterlogging and flooding in different parts of the city.

Several vehicles were seen almost completely submerged in flood water as extremely heavy rain lashed Hyderabad on Tuesday. Many cars not only remained submerged but were seen floating and being swept away with the water current, according to visuals emerging from various parts of the city. Notably, Hyderabad recorded its highest rainfall ever in 24 hours.

Telangana government has declared holiday for Wednesday and Thursday for all private institutions, offices and non-essential services with work-from-home advisory. Twelve people have died in Telangana in rain-related incidents, following incessant rainfall that lashed different parts of the state, leading to water-logging on roads. People are advised to stay indoors unless there is an emergency.

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