Hyderabad: Heavy rains have flooded Telangana’s Sircilla town and some other parts of Rajanna Sircilla district on Tuesday.
Massive downpour since Monday evening inundated the low-lying areas and turned streets into cesspools. The usually busy Bus Stand, Pragati Nagar, Karimnagar Road and other areas were flooded.
People in several colonies spent a sleepless night as water entered their houses. With the lake abutting Sircilla highway overflowing, the road was submerged. Residential areas surrounding the lake were inundated.
A lake near Sircilla was also filled to the brim, causing fears of breach. People living in areas near the lake were worried over the situation.
Rainwater has also entered the District Collector’s office, causing severe inconvenience to employees. District Collector Anurag Jayanti and Superintendent of Police Rahul Hegde were supervising the relief measures in the affected areas.
The state government has declared a holiday for all government and private schools in Rajanna Sircilla district in view of heavy rains and flash floods.
Satavahana University postponed all the exams scheduled on Tuesday in view of the heavy rains.
According to Telangana State Development Planning Society, Nadikuda in Warangal Rural district recorded the maximum rainfall of 38.8 cm during the last 24 hours till 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Malliala in Karimnagar recorded 30 cm rainfall while Bornapalli in the same district witnessed 29.3 cm rainfall.
Fourteen places in Warangal Rural, Karimnagar, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Warangal Urban, Rajanna Sircilla, Mulugu and Bhadradri Kothagudem districts recorded extremely heavy rainfall above 20 cm.