Heavy Rains For Two Days In State, Administration Alerted
With the IMD forecasting more rains in Telangana in the next two days, the State government today alerted its entire administration.
Hyderabad | 23rd July 2022
With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasting more rains in Telangana in the next two days, the State government today alerted its entire administration.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao said that there was a danger of the State witnessing even more floods than the recent ones, and issued orders to the entire administration to be on high alert to meet any kind of emergency.
He said that it was a testing time for the entire administration, and asked the officials of all the departments to not leave their headquarters in order to protect the people in the State. He asked Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to issue a circular to all the officials to this effect.
He issued the orders after a review meeting over the status of the rains and the irrigation projects over the Godavari river, at his camp office Pragathi Bhavan.
The officials of the irrigation department made a PowerPoint presentation to the Chief Minister on the occasion.
Following the instructions given by the Chief Minister, Somesh Kumar held a teleconference with senior officials and district Collectors. He apprised them about the heavy to very heavy rainfall threat to the State, and the need to be vigilant.
He directed the Collectors to ensure that all the officials in the district were available in the headquarters, and that no leaves were allowed. Low-lying areas should be identified and relief camps should be kept ready, he said.
He also directed the Collectors to work in close coordination with all the line departments and take all preventive measures, and see that no untoward incidents took place.
The Collectors were also directed to set up control rooms in their respective Collectorates.
"There may be breaches to irrigation tanks. Roads and causeways may also get submerged. As the tanks, ponds and reservoirs are in spate, officials should be on high alert and see that sand bags are kept ready if breaches to vulnerable tanks take place," Kumar said.
Secretary of Disaster Management Rahul Bojja and other officials were present in the teleconference.
The IMD projects heavy rainfall across the State, and the impact will be seen from Sunday afternoon.
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