Telangana minister KT Rama Rao reviews situation in flood-hit areas in Warangal district

Rao monitored the rain-hit areas and inspected overflowing water drains. He interacted with people displaced due to floods and assured them of help

Press Trust of India August 18, 2020 20:59:08 IST
Telangana minister KT Rama Rao reviews situation in flood-hit areas in Warangal district

A team of Telangana ministers, including Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao on Tuesday visited flood-hit areas following incessant rainfall, while the water level in Godavari river in the temple town of Bhadrachalam eased a bit.

Rama Rao, who is the working president of ruling TRS, and state health minister Eatala Rajender reached Warangal on Tuesday morning following a directive from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Rama Rao and Rajender, along with other ministers, visited rain-affected areas, interacted with the victims and assured help, official sources said.

Meanwhile, the water level in Godavari river in the temple town of Bhadrachalam (in Bhadradri Kothagudem district) at 11 am on Tuesday was 54.90 feet, slightly above the danger level of 53 feet, according to official sources.

However, it is a substantial decline from the 61.5 feet at 7 pm on 17 August. IMD sources said a low pressure area weakened by Tuesday morning.

According to official data, as of 8.30 am on Tuesday, Sarvapur in Kamareddy district received 87.8 millimetres of rainfall, followed by Adialabad Urban (87.5 millimetres).

Hundreds of people were shifted to safer places in Telangana on Monday as several water bodies and the Godavari river were in spate due to the incessant rains, causing inundation of low-lying areas and damage to roads.

The chief minister, who held a meeting with ministers and officials on Monday, instructed the authorities to be on high alert.

He directed that necessary measures be undertaken to prevent any loss to property or life.

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