Heavy Rains : Telangana CM directs CS to be on high alert

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Hyderabad, July 23 : As the state is likely to witness heavy rains over the next couple of days as per the IMD reports, Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, directed the Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to impress upon the District Collectors to be on a high alert.

Accordingly, the Chief Secretary held a teleconference with senior officials and District Collectors and apprised them about the heavy to very heavy rainfall threat across the state and need to be vigilant, an official statement here said on Saturday.

He asked District Collectors to focus on ensuring that there is no loss of human life.

The Chief Secretary stated that there is a heavy to very heavy rainfall alert over the next couple of days as such he directed the Collectors to ensure that all the officials in the district are available in the headquarters and no leave should be allowed. Low lying areas should be identified. Relief camps should be kept ready.

He directed the Collectors to work in close coordination with all the line departments and take all preventive measures and see that no untoward incident takes place. The Chief Secretary directed the collectors to set up a control room in the Collectorate.

The IMD projects heavy rainfall and the impact will be seen from tomorrow afternoon. There may be breaches to irrigation tanks. roads, causeways may also likely be 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, Chief Secretary said.

Rahul Bojja, Secretary Disaster Management and other officials participated in the teleconference.


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