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HyderabadHeavy rains lash Hyderabad; citizens asked to stay indoors

Heavy rains lash Hyderabad; citizens asked to stay indoors

Published: 2nd Sep 2021 10:16 pm

Hyderabad: Heavy rains lashed the city for over two hours in the evening on Thursday, with the downpour continuing in several areas late into the night. The heavy rains prompted the GHMC’s Enforcement Vigilance and Disaster Management (EV&DM) Director to tweet, asking people to stay indoors.

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The rains, which began around 7 pm, continued across the city, triggering waterlogging in several places, affecting traffic and also entering the cellars of several apartments in different areas. By 9 pm, the Telangana State Development Planning Society’s weather stations recorded 68.8mm of rain in Balanagar, 66.8mm in Jubilee Hills, 64mm in Yousufguda, and 58.8 in Srinagar Colony. There were reports of heavy downpour in LB Nagar and surrounding areas well.

There were videos being shared on Twitter of flooded streets in Srinagar Colony and other areas. At 8.40 pm, the Director, EV&DM, GHMC tweeted pointing out that moderate to heavy rainfall would continue over the city for the next one hour. “Citizens are advised to stay indoors. Dial 040-29555500 for DRF assistance,” the EV&DM director tweeted.

The rains also triggered traffic snarls in Paradise area, Somajiguda, Aramghar, Gachibowli, Shaikpet and other areas.

 

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