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31 Killed as Heavy Rains Batter Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, Wreak Havoc in Karnataka

Rescue operation being carried out for locals to maneuver them to safer locations following heavy rain, at Al Jubail colony in Hyderabad, on Wednesday. (PTI)

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy and guaranteed them of all doable assist and help from the Centre within the rescue-and-relief work.

  • New Delhi
  • Last Updated: October 14, 2020, 11:42 PM IST

At least 25 rain-related deaths had been reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, whereas heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Karnataka as a deep melancholy within the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast in Kakinada, forsaking a path of destruction within the southern states.

Six extra individuals, together with 4 members of a household, had been killed in a wall collapse triggered by heavy rains in Pandharpur city of Maharashtra’s Solapur district through the day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Telangana Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after the 2 southern states had been hit by heavy rains and guaranteed them of all doable assist and help from the Centre within the rescue-and-relief work. “My thoughts are with those affected due to the heavy rains,” he wrote on Twitter.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is intently monitoring the state of affairs in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the central authorities will present all doable assist to the 2 states.

While 15 individuals died in Hyderabad following incessant rainfall, which led to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas within the metropolis, 10 individuals had been killed in rain-related incidents throughout Andhra Pradesh within the final 48 hours.

The deaths in Hyderabad had been principally attributable to wall and home collapses triggered by the heavy downpour. The Telangana authorities had declared a vacation on Wednesday and Thursday for all personal establishments, places of work, non-essential companies inside Outer Ring Road right here in view of the rains. People had been suggested to remain indoors. Three members of a household, together with a toddler, died in a home collapse in Gaganpahad space of Shamshabad. Ten individuals died in two wall collapse incidents within the Chandrayangutta police station limits.

A 40-year-old lady and her daughter died after the roof of their home fell on them within the Ibrahimpatnam space of town on Tuesday evening. Several localities within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits obtained very heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall resulting in waterlogging on a number of roads and low-lying areas. Rivulets and different water our bodies had been in spate in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district within the state following heavy rains and the administration has suggested individuals to not journey on or cross such rivulets and inundated roads.

Police groups and personnel of Disaster Response Force (DRF) of GHMC and NDRF evacuated a number of households from completely different localities that had been flooded, whilst rescue efforts had been on in lots of different areas. Several bushes and electrical energy poles had been uprooted as a result of deluge. Power provide was suspended in most elements of the state capital on Tuesday as a precaution.

Later within the night, the troops of the Army’s Bison Division launched aid and rescue columns within the Bandlaguda space Hyderabad. The forces evacuated stranded individuals and offered meals packets together with medical aid to these affected.

In Andhra Pradesh, heavy rains brought about injury to roads and disrupted energy provide at a number of locations. For the second time in lower than 20 days, river Krishna remained swollen on Wednesday because it obtained a heavy flood attributable to rainfall over the past couple of days.

An announcement from the Chief Minister’s Office mentioned 10 individuals have died in rain-related incidents within the state within the final two days. The chief minister ordered that ex-gratia be instantly paid to the victims’ households. He requested officers to concentrate on restoration of energy provide and restore broken roads on a war-footing.

A breach occurred to the Sarada river bund close to Yalamanchili in Visakhapatnam district, inundating over 2,000 acres of agricultural fields within the neighborhood. The flood impression was felt in Chodavaram, Payakaraopeta, Yalamanchili and Anakapalli mandals within the district.

The well-known nurseries at Kadiyam close to Rajamahendravaram had been flooded attributable to downpour in East Godavari district. The Vamsadhara river in Srikakulam district obtained heavy flood underneath the impression of heavy rain within the catchment space in neighbouring Odisha.

In Karnataka, all main dams within the Cauvery and the Krishna basins are brimming and their floodgates had been opened. Officials mentioned Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Bidar had been severely affected as small streams had been in spate with many lakes overflowing and inundating villages. In Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district, the stop-gates of Nagarala and Chandrampalli lakes had been opened, flooding close by villages. Normal life was paralysed as a significant lake overflowed in Aland taluk of Kalaburagi district.

In Yargol village of Yadgir district, water gushed out of weir of the lake, leading to injury to crops and water-logging. Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) mentioned winter may very well be colder this season as a result of prevailing La Nina situations.

“As weak La Nina condition is prevailing, we can expect more cold this year. The El Nino and La Nina conditions play a dominant role if you consider the large scale factor for the occurrence of cold wave conditions,” IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra mentioned. He was addressing a webinar on ‘Cold Wave Risk Reduction’ organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). “La Nina conditions are favourable for cold wave conditions, while El Nino conditions are unfavourable for it,” he added.

An IMD climate bulletin mentioned heavy to very heavy rainfall with extraordinarily heavy falls (>20 cm per day) at remoted locations was very possible over Konkan and Goa and heavy to very heavy falls at remoted locations over coastal Karnataka and madhya Maharashtra on October 15.

Fishermen are suggested to not enterprise into the ocean over Gulf of Mannar, Comorin space and Southwest Bay of Bengal, alongside and off Karnataka-Kerala coats and north Andaman Sea throughout 14th-15th October, east-central and adjoining north-east Arabian Sea and alongside and off Maharashtra-south Gujarat coast throughout 14th-18th October, the division mentioned.

(With inputs from PTI)

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