The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather alert for Telangana, indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall in various parts of the state from September 4th, 2023, to September 5th, 2023. This weather phenomenon has brought much-needed relief to the region but also comes with its share of concerns.
Here’s a breakdown of the rainfall data provided by the IMD:
|Location||Rainfall (in cm)|
As per the IMD, Medchal and Gandhari received the highest amount of rainfall at 14 centimeters each, closely followed by Kondapur and Hakimpet, both receiving 12 centimeters of rain. Narsapur and Sangareddy recorded 11 centimeters of rainfall each during this period.
The heavy rainfall is undoubtedly a welcome development, especially in a region that often faces water scarcity issues. It replenishes water sources, rejuvenates vegetation, and provides some relief from the scorching heat.
However, it’s essential to exercise caution during such weather conditions.
1. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on weather updates from reliable sources like the IMD and local authorities. Timely information can help you prepare for any potential risks.
2. Avoid Waterlogged Areas: Heavy rainfall can lead to waterlogging on roads and low-lying areas. Exercise caution while driving and try to avoid flooded streets.
3. Secure Your Property: If you live in an area prone to flooding, ensure that your property is adequately prepared. Clear drains and gutters to prevent water buildup.
4. Emergency Kit: Have an emergency kit ready, including essential items like a flashlight, non-perishable food, drinking water, and first-aid supplies.
5. Evacuation Plan: If you live in a flood-prone area, have an evacuation plan in place. Know the nearest safe shelters and routes to reach them.
6. Stay Connected: Keep your mobile phone charged and maintain communication with family and friends. In case of emergencies, you can reach out for assistance.
While heavy rainfall can bring relief, it also demands vigilance and preparedness. By staying informed and taking necessary precautions, you can ensure your safety and that of your loved ones during such weather events.