IMD issues flash flood warning for Telangana

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According to IMD, the cyclonic storm Gulab has now intensified into a deep depression and lies around 110 km of Jagdalpur and 140 km of Kalingapatnam at 18.4 degree north latitude and 82.8 degree east longitude.

Hyderabad: The India Meteorological Department, Hyderabad on Monday issued a Flash Flood Risk (FFR) alert for Telangana for the next 24 hours.

In forecast, it said that there is a possibility of flood in Badradri, Kothagudem, Khammam, Adilabad, Bhuvanagiri, Asifabad, Mancherial, Nirmal, Warangal, Peddapalli Karimnagar, Rajanna Sirisila, Jaishankar Bhupalpalle, Mulugu, Jagitiyal, Mahbubabad, Jangaon districts. It is very likely to remain moderate to high during the next 24 hours. According to the IMD, the cyclonic storm Gulab has now intensified into a deep depression and lies around 110 km of Jagdalpur and 140 km of Kalingapatnam at 18.4 degree north latitude and 82.8 degree east longitude.

Due to this, very heavy rains are very likely to occur over Telangana with extremely heavy rains in some districts of the state.

“At present, a deep depression is persisting over Telangana and its adjoining areas and under its influence, very heavy to very heavy rain with very heavy falls very likely to occur over Telangana, some districts of the state during next 24 hours. Scientist K Nagarathna, Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad said, wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 45 kmph is very likely.

He further said that at present the Deep Depression is moving westwards at a speed of 14 kmph for the last three hours.

NDRF team commandant Sushant Kumar Behera told ANI that there is a possibility of flash floods after the cyclone and his team is ready for any eventuality.

“This Kalingapatnam area is unsafe, when Cyclone Gulab hit here many trees were uprooted and roads were blocked. Since yesterday our team is clearing the roads. Even today we removed two trees from the road. The landslide was not intense. And we did not evacuate any person but after the cyclone flood situation may arise and we can evacuate people. Our team is ready to deal with any situation,” said Sushant Kumar Behera.

(ANI)

First published:September 27, 2021, 11:18 am

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