Revanth asks CM KCR to help rain victims

Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President & MP A. Revanth Reddy on Wednesday demanded that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao conduct a high-level review meeting on the present rain situation in the State.

“The torrential rains have disrupted the normal life of the public. In specific, the situation in northern Telangana districts is horrendous. Kadem project is on the brink of danger, and the authorities concerned have already issued a RED notice. At a time when the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted heavy to extremely heavy rains for the next two to three days, there is a need for Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to wake up from his deep slumber.

If the state government doesn’t respond even now, there is a high probability of facing a huge disaster,” Revanth Reddy said in a media statement.

Revanth Reddy said that the Chief Minister should conduct a high-level review meeting with all the departments concerned, and alert the residents of under the purview of the Kadem project. He said that the residents in the flood-affected areas have no scope to come out of their residences. “

The residents are facing the threat of collapsing of houses or other structures, in case of old and deteriorated houses. The government machinery should identify such old structures on war footage.

The common public has no idea has to where the Chief Minister, while the situation becoming grimmer,” he said.

The TPCC Chief demanded that the Chief Minister immediately respond to activate the timely reviews and rescue operations at the war footing. (INN)

Chief Secretary holds video conference with District Collectors on the rain situation

Hyderabad: As per the directions of Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar held a video conference with the Collectors of all districts and took stock of the situation arising due to heavy rains in the state.  He directed the Collectors to work in close coordination with all the line departments and take all preventive measures and see that no untoward incident takes place. 

The Chief Secretary said that as the state is witnessing heavy rains over the last three days the Collectors should be on high alert and take all steps to prevent loss of life, cattle, or damage to any property.  Chief Secretary directed the collectors to step up vigil by setting up a control room in the Collectorate. Irrigation, Panchayat Raj, Municipal Administration and Energy departments should ensure that no problems arise due to the incessant rains.

Somesh Kumar stated that heavy rains have been reported in the districts of Asifabad, Nirmal, Nizamabad, Peddapalli, Siricilla, Bhupalpally and Mulugu.  As the tanks, ponds and reservoirs are in spate, officials should be on high alert and see that sandbags are kept ready if breaches to vulnerable tanks take place.  People living in low-lying areas may be shifted to special camps if necessary.  Any damages to roads should be immediately repaired, he added.

Sunil Sharma, Special Chief Secretary Energy, Arvind Kumar Special CS MAUD, Jitender Addl DG, Satyanarayana CDMA, Lokesh Kumar Commissioner GHMC, Sandeep Kumar Sultania Secretary PR&RD, Muralidhar ENC ,   M Hanumantha Rao Director PR&RD, Rahul Bojja Secretary Disaster Management, and other officials participated in the video conference. (INN)

CM KCR announced a holiday on Tuesday in the wake of heavy rains

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao this evening reviewed with Chief Secretary to the Government Somesh Kumar the situation created by the heavy rains across the state due to the impact of the Gulab cyclone. 

The Chief Minister said that all government offices, schools, colleges and educational institutions in the State would remain closed on Tuesday due to heavy rains for another two days.

Chief secretary Somesh Kumar directed Prl Secretary GAD to take appropriate action as per the directions of the Chief Minister. However, the Chief Secretary said the emergency departments like Revenue, Police, Fire Services, Municipal, Panchayati Raj, Irrigation, Roads and Buildings should be on emergency duty to ensure that no property or lives are lost due to heavy rains. (INN)

CM KCR reviews rain situation

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao took stock of the situation in the State due to heavy rains with Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Monday. 

The Chief Minister directed the CS to take all necessary precautions against any loss of life or property due to heavy rains across the state for another two days due to the impact of the Gulab storm.  He stated that the Revenue, Police, and other departments should work in coordination. Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar once again held a teleconference with District Collectors in the wake of heavy rains in the State.  Apart from the Chief Secretary, DGP Mahender Reddy, Special CS (Roads and Buildings) Sunil Sharma, Panchayati Raj (Secretary) Sandeep Kumar Sultania and Disaster Management Secretary Rahul Bojja were also present in the conference.

CS Somesh Kumar said Collectors have been directed to remain vigilant in the wake of warnings from the Meteorological Department that there will be heavy rains for another two days across the state. He said the Revenue, Police, Panchayati Raj, Irrigation and Fire departments in the district should work in coordination.  Somesh Kumar noted that tough measures should be taken to prevent loss of life and property.  He said the services of NDRF teams in Hyderabad, Kottagudem and Warangal should be utilised, if necessary.  He stated that a separate control room should be set up in each District Collectorate office and information should be provided to the control room set up in the Secretariat.  The situation should be reviewed by appointing Special Officers at problematic areas such as inland areas, ponds, ditches and bridges, he added.

DGP Mahender Reddy informed that he had directed the police commissioners and SPs to work in coordination with the district collectors.  He said a teleconference was conducted with police officers to this effect. (INN)

Met Dept issues heavy rainfall warning in Telangana for next 5 days

Hyderabad, Aug 28 (INN): The India Meteorological Department on Saturday issued a warning for heavy rains/thunderstorms in Telangana during the next five days.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana,” the Met Department said in its weather forecast for Telangana State for the next five days.

“The Low-Pressure Area over Northwest adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal off south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending up to 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting south-westwards with height persists. The east­west shear zone now runs roughly along Latitude 15°N between 3.1 km & 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height. The cyclonic circulation over east Vidarbha and neighbourhood at 3.1 km above mean sea level has become less marked,” the Met Department said in its bulletin. (INN)

Met Dept issues heavy rainfall warning in Telangana for next 5 days

Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department on Friday issued a warning for heavy rains/thunderstorms in Telangana during the next five days.

“Light to moderate rain or thunder showers are very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana,” the Met Department said in its weather forecast for Telangana State for the next five days. Stating that the South-West Monsoon has been active over Telangana, the Met Department informed that a a low pressure area formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha & Gangetic West Bengal coasts with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto mid tropospheric levels persists. It is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours and move west north westwards across Odisha. “A Trough runs from a low pressure area over North West Bay to Telangana over Odisha,” the Met Dept said.The rainfall and thunderstorm are likely to be accompanied with lightning and gusty winds of about 30-40 kmph in isolated areas. (INN)

Met Dept predicts rainfall in next five days in Telangana

Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rain or thunder showers at isolated places over Telangana State during the next 5 days.

According to Met Department, heavy rain was very likely to occur at isolated places over Telangana on Saturday.

The Met Dept also informed that the south-west monsoon has advanced into Telangana and covered most parts of Telangana on Friday.

Heavy rain occurred over Isolated places in the districts of Jangaon, Karimnagar, Peddapalle, Warangal Rural, Kamareddy and Jayashankar Bhupalpally. However, heat wave conditions prevailed at Isolated pockets in the districts of Khammam and Peddapalle of Telangana. (INN)

Heavy rains: CM puts official machinery on alert

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the State official machinery, to be alert and vigilant, in view of heavy rains and also in view of possibility of heavy rains all over the Telangana State in the coming couple of days.

The Chief Minister has reviewed on Thursday the situation arising out of rains and effect of floods in Adilabad and other districts. He spoke to Chief Secretary S.K Joshi and DGP Mahender Reddy.

The Chief Minister has instructed that the Special Officers, who have been already appointed to handle the situation, to monitor the flood situation in the districts for which they are in charge and take up where ever necessary relief and rehabilitation work in close coordination with local officers.

CM KCR has also instructed that Ministers, MPs, MLAs, MLCs should be available to the people in their respective districts and constituencies and should monitor relief works where ever required in coordination with police and other officers.

He said that in State Secretariat also a Senior Officer should review the situation round the clock.

The Chief Minister wanted that efforts have to be made and steps to be taken in such a way that no inconvenience is caused to people as there is a possibility that the river lets, and streams here and there might over flow.

Met Dept forecast light rain in many parts of TS

Hyderabad: Weather Forecast for Telangana State during 5 days:

Light to Moderate Rain or Thunder Showers very likely to occur at many places over Telangana.

Heavy Rainfall Warning during 5 days:
Day 1 (14.08.2018): Nil.
Day 2 (15.08.2018): Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of ADL,KMB,MNCR,PPL,JSKB,BDDK, KHM, WRGL, SRPT, MBB, NRL, JGTL, KRM & NLG of TS.
Day 3 (16.08.2018): Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of ADL,KMB,MNCR,PPL,JSKB, BDDK, KHM, WRGL, SRPT, MBB, NRL, JGTL, KRM & NLG of TS.
Day 4 (17.08.2018): Nil.
Day 5 (18.08.2018): Nil.

Met Dept forecasts heavy rain in TS

Hyderabad: Rain Warning for next five days for Telangana
Day 1 (11.08.2018):. Heavy to very heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of ADL, KMB,MCRL,PPL,JGTL,KRM,JSKB,WRGL,MBB,BDDK,JNG,KHM,SRPT,NLG & NGK of Telangana.

Day 2 (12.08.2018): Heavy rain very likely to occur at isolated places in the districts of ADL, KMB, MCRL,PPL, JGTL,KRM, JSKB,WRGL,MBB,BDDK,JNG,KHM,SRPT,NLG & NGK of Telangana.

Day 3 (13.08.2018): NIL
Day 4 (14.08.2018): NIL
Day 5 (15.08.2018): NIL