If you thought 2020 was done making our lives miserable, then think again. From the past three days, Telangana and nearby areas have been experiencing incessant rainfalls leading to waterlogging and flood-like situation in major parts of the city.
— ANI (@ANI) October 14, 2020
Just two days ago, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had reportedly issued warnings for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, fearing flood across the states pertaining to heavy rainfalls. And this morning, social media was flooded with visuals of vehicles and homes submerged in water in Hyderabad.
How eerie and scary when a car with no driver inside starts moving, even changes direction and speeds away, because of the force of the flood waters; #ChaltheeKaNaamGaadi quips @Iamtssudhir, little you can do to stop it without risking your life #HyderabadRains @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/DhEhTCOuDw
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) October 13, 2020
Traffic and daily life were disrupted at various places. According to a report by Mid-day, around 13 people died in Telangana due to flood-related accidents. Authorities had to open flood gates that added insult to injury.
These visuals from the state will send chills down your spine.
Parents home in ramanthapur Hyderabad. Pls pray for Hyderabad. 🙏🏻🙏🏻This situation has become worse than corona virus. 😢😢Many houses are submerged in water upto 7 ft. #HyderabadRain #hyderabadfloods@KTRTRS @Director_EVDM pic.twitter.com/nWcnz23KZj
— Supriya (@rammanu05) October 14, 2020
Four Lorries washed away in Musi water at Nagaram village of Valigonda mandal, Yadadribhuvanagiri district.@KrishnaRaoCHVM @XpressHyderabad @NewIndianXpress @shibasahu2012 @Raj_TNIE pic.twitter.com/hYaknp7dzz
— R V K Rao (@RVKRao2) October 14, 2020
Our situation at home 8:00AM : old Bowenpally, progressive colony, Royal close. Worst hit rains, nearby wall of lake has broken due to water force and all water has entered the neighbourhood. First time in 15 years at our home #HyderabadRains #HyderabadFloods #Hyderabad #flood pic.twitter.com/s61M8QKwRp
— Ragi Vipin (@vipinragi26) October 14, 2020
— Manoj Singh Banjara / मनोज सिंह बंजारा (@ManojbanjaraIYC) October 14, 2020
— PadmaRani (@KPadmaRan1) October 14, 2020
— India Ahead News (@IndiaAheadNews) October 14, 2020
One of the heaviest rain #Hyderabad must have ever seen , surely the most unprecedented thing in Hyderabad this year. Stay safe people . Sending good wishes for my family, friends and colleagues 🙏#HyderabadRains #HyderabadFloods pic.twitter.com/MxINWSsfgu
— Jyoti Mishra (IndiaTv) (@jyotimishra999) October 14, 2020
@KTRTRS @arvind_ias #HyderabadFloods need urgent help. Our area is flooded and water inside the house throughout the night. It's like an island. There is no power too. Beside Heritage Mart, Trimulgherry, RTC colony. pic.twitter.com/67GudGWPP2
— Akash Pahi Thapa (@akashpahi) October 14, 2020
This is sindhi colony area of secunderabad flooded heavily.
Please be careful of manholes and potholes guys pic.twitter.com/Lo3XM3XXJR
— Rithvik yadav (@Rithvik_yadav) October 13, 2020
గత రెండు రోజులుగా నగరంలో కురుస్తున్న భారీ వర్షాలతో, జనజీవనం అస్తవ్యస్తంగా మారడం TRS హయాంలో విశ్వనగర దుస్థితిని తెలియజేస్తుంది. భవిష్యత్తులో ప్రమాదాలు జరగకుండా ముందస్తు ప్రణాళికలు వేయడంలో ప్రభుత్వ నిర్లక్ష్యమే ప్రమాదాలకు అసలు కారణంగా కనిపిస్తుంది.#HyderabadFloods #GHMC pic.twitter.com/IWg7JS6rrH
— 𝗝𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗦𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗧𝗲𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗮 (@JSPTelangana) October 14, 2020
A small part of the havoc created by heavy rains yesterday in #Hyderabad! Never seen so much damage during my lifetime in the city which I call my home! #HyderabadRains #HyderabadFloods pic.twitter.com/LWz1etkzvw
— Ananth Rupanagudi (@rananth) October 14, 2020
— Weather Brother (@WeatherBrother) October 14, 2020
A man was washed away in the force of the floodwaters at Barkas near Falaknuma.
Most frightening video of a man being washed away in the force of the flood waters at #Barkas near #Falaknuma; not very sure if he could be rescued; unimaginable that regular roads can look like fast-flowing streams #HyderabadRains; video shared by Ruby channel @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/iS1LvvZ6ki
— Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) October 14, 2020
— T S Sudhir (@Iamtssudhir) October 14, 2020
Rescue operations are being carried out and residents are asked to not venture out unless an emergency.
Hyderabad: State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department carried out rescue operation in Toli Chowki area, that has been water-logged due to incessant rain in the city. #Telangana (13.11) pic.twitter.com/HhKGWIwRfG
— ANI (@ANI) October 13, 2020
As reported by NDTV, the IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places over Telangana from 8.30 am on October 14 till 8.30 am on October 15.
Most parts of GHMC area are likely to witness Heavy rainfall for the next few hours. Citizens are advised to stay indoors unless unavoidable.
Dial 100 for Emergencies, 040-21111111 for any other assistance.
For assistance from DRF Team dial 040-29555500. @KTRTRS @arvindkumar_ias
— GHMC (@GHMCOnline) October 13, 2020
The Director Of Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation said:
We are witnessing unprecedented rainfall in the city. A high of 25 cm rainfall has been recorded at LB Nagar!! Rains are expected to continue for a few more hours. Citizens are requested to remain indoors and stay safe. DRF teams are striving to normalize the situation @KTRTRS pic.twitter.com/pmar4bzwKa
— Director EV&DM, GHMC (@Director_EVDM) October 13, 2020
Stay strong, people. We will fight this together!