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Two days after heavy rains, Hyderabad limped back to normal; relief operations in progress | Hyderabad News

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HYDERABAD: After being hit by torrential rains that triggered one of the worst floods in recent memory and claimed 50 lives, the city and other parts of Telangana returned to normal on Thursday with the government’s relief measures.
In relief, there was no rain on Thursday and the water began to recede across most of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) boundaries, although some towns still remained flooded.
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Chief Secretary of State Somesh Kumar told PTI that relief teams were working to pump water out of flooded areas and restore normal traffic, after blinding rains wreaked havoc, flooding roads and houses and knocking over parked vehicles. .

The rain was unprecedented in and around GHMC, he said.
The Begumpet office observatory met here recorded the highest rainfall of 192.1mm in October on Wednesday.

Efforts were underway to track down six members of a family who were among the nine people washed away by the turbulent flood waters Wednesday in Bandlaguda, police said.
The body of a postman, who fell into floodwaters on Tuesday while on duty, was rescued from a lake Thursday, they said.

As the heavy downpour caused trees to fall, water stagnation, and other problems in various locations, GHMC Disaster Response Force (DRF) teams worked to clear them, in addition to responding to rescue calls from people. abandoned.
DRF teams were continuously working to normalize the situation in the city, said GHMC Director of Enforcement Enforcement and Disaster Management Vishwajit Kampati.
Municipal Administration Minister KT Rama Rao, who held a review meeting on the flood situation in the city, urged officials to take all necessary measures to address the situation that arose from the flood.
Noting that there is a possibility of a sudden outbreak of epidemics and the spread of water-borne diseases, he said medical camps should be established in the city.
The service of 104 ambulances equipped with doctors and medicines should also be organized in all places, he said.
Around 44,000 people were housed in 64 relief camps and 45,000 food packages were provided, according to an official statement quoted by him.
Rama Rao, the son of Prime Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, ordered officials to evacuate people from dilapidated buildings and works, even using force with the help of the police when necessary, to avoid any adverse incidents.
He also ordered that damaged roads in the city should be restored immediately.
Rama Rao visited different areas of the city affected by the rain, including Nallakunta, Musheerabad and Amberpet, and assured the victims that the government would provide them with immediate assistance.
He also toured other areas affected by the rain, including the Nadeem Colony, Tolichowki, together with AIMIM President and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi.
Union State Minister for Home G Kishan Reddy, who is a member of Lok Sabha from Secunderabad here, visited Nampalli, Jubilee Hills, Sanat Nagar, among other areas affected by the rain.
Television channels showed images of a rescue boat carrying several people in a flooded area overturning, apparently due to being overweight.
All occupants were said to be safe, police said.



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