Hyderabad: After four days of heavy downpour in Warangal, GHMC’s Disaster Response Force deployed 40-person teams to take relief measures and rehabilitate the flood victims.
The DRF team is completely fitted with a boat, and will support the public in any way possible. The team will carry out the rescue operations for the next 24 hours and the operation will be extended for another 24 hours depending on the situation, said Viswajit Kampati, director of Compliance Vigilance & Disaster Management, Telangana.
Mr Kampati has asked the DRF workers to take all steps to protect the victims of the floods and, at the same time , to ensure their health, as they would not be able to protect others unless they take precautions.
During the last three days Warangal has received excessive rainfall. On August 16, a 99.2 mm rainfall was reported in Warangal Rural and 93.7 mm in Warangal Urban, which as of today is 60 per cent higher than normal rainfall.
Heavy rains disrupted normal life in Warangal district, Telangana. The constant rain in the last four days led to flood-like situations in several parts of the district. (INN)