Several parts of Hyderabad was inundated on late Thursday evening as heavy rains lashed the city following a cloudburst. The intense rain for nearly two hours after 8 pm left many localities flooded while also resulting in traffic snarls across the city.
The flash floods washed away vehicles and pushcarts in some areas, according to videos shared on the social media. Commuters could be seen stranded in knee-deep water. One viral video clip showed people rescuing a man from being washed away in Krishna Nagar. The area in front of the Chief Minister’s camp office was also water-logged.
The head of enforcement of the city’s vigilance and disaster management department at the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation issued a warning asking the citizens to remain indoors.
Shaikpet received maximum rainfall at close to 10 centimetres, followed closely by Kukatpally, as per the data from automatic weather stations across the city at 10 pm. Areas such as Serilingampally, Balanagar and Saroornagar received over eight centimetres of rain.
The IMD has also predicted light to moderate rain on Friday in some parts of Rangareddy, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Wanaparthy, Nagarkurnool, Peddapalli, Mancherial, Karimnagar, Siddipet, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajgiri, Jagityal, Rajanna Sircilla and Jangaon districts of Telangana.
The Met Department has forecasted rains for the next four days in Telangana.
Meanwhile, 46 people were killed in floods caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida in the New York area overnight into Thursday. Record rainfall, which caused an unprecedented flash flood emergency warning for New York City, turned streets into rivers and shut down subway services as water cascaded down platforms onto tracks.