National Disaster Response Force has been put on alert for any rescue that might be required in Hyderabad due to heavy rains since a week in Hyderabad
Rains have been on since last night and a recurrence could lead to a dangerous situation, B Janardhan, the commissioner of the city’s civic body, has written to the NDRF commandant in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Last night the city had 106 mm to 164 mm rains in a span of two hours. Roads turned into rivers, and colonies turned into lakes through which people were forced to navigate.
Several areas in the city — especially Allwyn Colony in Kukatpally, Balanagar, Nizampet, Mayur Marg in Begumpet — were flooded. People were struggling, unable to come out of homes.
Without electricity and safe water, they were unable to cook. On the roads, cars were seen standing half-submerged.