“Telangana Faces Deluge as Heavy Rainfall Forces Closure of Schools and Colleges in Hyderabad”

“Hyderabad Braces for Heavy Rainfall: Educational Institutions Closed, Alerts Issued by Authorities

The Hyderabad Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate showers and thundershowers across Telangana.

Persistent rain has caused significant waterlogging and traffic disruptions in parts of Hyderabad. Consequently, the district administration has declared a holiday for all educational institutions on Monday.

Hyderabad district collector Anudeep Durishetty, in a post on X (formerly Twitter), announced, “Important Announcement: Due to the heavy rainfall forecast in Hyderabad, the government has declared today a holiday for all educational institutions in Hyderabad. Please stay indoors and stay safe.”

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow alert for the city on Tuesday. The Hyderabad Meteorological Department anticipates light to moderate showers and thundershowers in most areas of Telangana, with an orange alert issued for some districts in the state today.

The IMD has also issued an orange alert for Mancherial, Jagityal, Rajanna Sirsilla, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool, and Wanaparthi for today.

In the meantime, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation commissioner has urged citizens to remain indoors unless facing an emergency situation. Over 3,000 civic personnel are actively working to clear waterlogged areas throughout the city. Helpline numbers have been provided for citizens requiring assistance.

The civic body emphasized, “Please refrain from leaving your homes unless absolutely necessary for the next few hours. Our teams, comprising more than 3,000 personnel, are in the field clearing waterlogging across the city. Citizens may call 040-21111111 or 9000113667 for GHMC-DRF assistance.”

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