Torrential rains and flash floods in Hyderabad have affected over 37,000 households, a top civic official mentioned on Sunday.
The heavy rains and floods on October 13-14 and once more on October 17 inundated many areas, affecting 37,400 households.
Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner Lokesh Kumar mentioned because of heavy rains on October 13, numerous localities had been inundated and about 35,309 households had been affected.
Another 2,100 households had been evacuated to safer locations on October 17.
He mentioned that the GHMC intensified aid operations and had been taking steps to deliver again normalcy in inundated areas. Zonal Commissioners, Additional Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners are within the discipline and monitoring the aid operations and distribution of the Chief Minister`s aid kits to the affected people.
Since the climate office has forecast extra rains within the subsequent couple of days, the GHMC, as a precautionary measure, is evacuating residents of low-lying areas.
The official mentioned the CM`s aid ration kits, alongside with 3 blankets, completely value Rs 2,800, are being distributed to the affected households. Till now 20,000 ration kits and blankets had been distributed, and remaining kits and blankets will be distributed quickly. Similarly milk, bread, and biscuits are additionally being distributed among the many affected.
The authorities additionally distributed 90,000 meals throughout lunch time and 60,000 meals for dinner.
The engineering wing and Disaster Response Force (DRF) groups are pumping out water from the condominium cellars and inundated colonies. As 72 groups and 106 water pumps from the engineering and upkeep aspect and 170 monsoon groups with 202 water pumps are engaged within the exercise.
In order to include water-borne and vector-borne illnesses, the entomology and DRF groups are taking over actions like anti-larva operations, and spraying of bleaching powder and sodium hypochlorite within the cellars and inundated areas.
Thirty tankers, every from the DRF and fireplace companies, had been pressed into service for spraying the sodium hypochlorite.
Meanwhile, Director, Enforcement, Vigilance & Disaster Management, Viswajit Kampati personally supervised DRF rescue operations in Hafiz Baba Nagar in Chandrayangutta.
“DRF teams rescued over 500 citizens from this area alone and 2,500 citizens in the city and moved them to safety. We are striving to reach out to every citizen in need in the shortest time possible time,” he tweeted.
Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar additionally visited flood-affected areas. He reviewed the scenario at Rajendra Nagar, Gagan Pahad village pond, Old Kurnool Road and Ali Nagar space.