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Rains inundate low-lying areas in Mahabubnagar

Published: 5th Sep 2021 9:49 pm

Mahabubagar: Following heavy rains in the early hours of Sunday, several low-lying areas in Mahabubnagar were inundated with rainwater. According to Met Department, the district recorded 8 cm rainfall till 8 am on Sunday. Though there was no property loss, Sports and Excise Minister V Srinivas Goud directed the district administration to stay alert and monitor the situation constantly.

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Upon receiving a call from Navkanth, a resident of Shiv Shakthi Nagar at around 3.30 am regarding heavy rains and inundation of the area, the Minister reached the area immediately on a bike. Suspecting a breach to the Pedda Cheruvu, the Minister rushed to the Pedda Cheruvu, Ramaiah Bowli, neighbouring areas of Shiv Shakthi Nagar and heaved a sigh of relief on noticing there was no breach to the Pedda Cheruvu bund. Following heavy rains, rainwater had entered into few colonies. The Minister along with District Collector S Venkat Rao inspected low-lying areas, including BK Reddy Colony, Christian Pally, One Town, New Town, Lakshmi Nagar Colony and Srinivasa Colony.

Later, the Minister conducted a video conference with the officials and instructed them to stay alert in the wake of heavy rain forecast. He directed the Irrigation Department officials to inspect the water bodies. “As a preventive measure, do not permit motorists to cross overflowing streams and deploy expert swimmers in different locations,” said Srinivas Goud to officials. He wanted special teams to monitor the situation at Pedda Cheruvu and Kotha Cheruvu, besides arranging teams in Veerannapet, Hanumanpura, Shiv Shakthi Nagar and other areas to take up rescue measures. The Health Department officials were directed to ensure the availability of medicines, ORS sachets, ambulances at health centres in case of any emergency.

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