Hyderabad: Sircilla town and some other parts of the Rajanna Sircilla district in Telangana were flooded after heavy rainfall on Tuesday.
Since Monday evening, a massive downpour has inundated low-lying regions and turned roadways into cesspools. The Bus Stand, Pragati Nagar, Karimnagar Road, and other locations, which are often busy, were flooded.
Water infiltrated some colonies, causing residents to have a restless night. The lake that borders Sircilla highway overflowed, submerging the road. The lake’s adjacent residential areas were flooded.
A lake near Sircilla was also overflowing, raising concerns about a breach. Residents living near the lake were concerned about the situation.
Rainwater has also made its way into the District Collector’s office, creating major disruption to staff. The relief efforts in the affected areas were supervised by District Collector Anurag Jayanti and Superintendent of Police Rahul Hegde.
Due to severe rainfall and flash floods, the state government has declared a holiday for all government and private schools in Rajanna Sircilla district.
Satavahana University has postponed all exams scheduled for Tuesday due to the heavy rains.
According to the Telangana State Development Planning Society, Nadikuda in the Warangal Rural district had the most rain in the last 24 hours, with 38.8 cm falling between 8 a.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. on Wednesday. In Karimnagar, Malliala received 30 cm of rain, while Bornapalli in the same district received 29.3 cm.
Fourteen locations in the districts of Warangal Rural, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Warangal Urban, Rajanna Sircilla, Mulugu, and Bhadradri Kothagudem had extremely severe rainfall of more than 20 cm. (IANS)