Hyderabad faces severe waterlogging due to Telangana rains, leading to the closure of educational institutions today; stay updated with top news.

Heavy rains in Hyderabad have resulted in severe waterlogging and traffic congestion in the city, prompting the India Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a yellow alert for the area today.

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The District Collector of Hyderabad, Anudeep Durishetty, has announced the closure of all educational institutions in the city due to the heavy rains. He urged residents to stay indoors and stay safe, emphasizing the significance of the weather forecast. His announcement was made via a post on a social media platform, stating, “Important Announcement: In light of the heavy rainfall forecast in Hyderabad, the government has declared today a holiday for all educational institutions in Hyderabad. Stay indoors and stay safe.”

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation’s Commissioner has advised citizens not to venture out unless absolutely necessary for the next few hours. Helpline numbers have been made available to assist citizens in case of emergencies. A social media post from the Corporation stated, “Please don’t step out of your home unless it’s very essential for the next few hours. Our teams comprising of more than 3000 are on the field clearing waterlogging all over the city. Citizens may call 040-21111111 or 9000113667 for GHMC-DRF assistance.”

Furthermore, the Hyderabad Meteorological Department has forecast light to moderate rains or thundershowers in most areas of Telangana, with an orange alert issued for certain districts.

According to the Meteorological Department, a yellow alert for heavy rains has been issued for several districts, including Adilabad, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Karimnagar, Peddapally, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Khammam, Nalgonda, Suryapet, Siddipet, Yadadri Bhuvangiri, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Medchal Malkajigiri, Vikarabad, Sangareddy, Medak, Kamareddy, and Mahabubnagar in Telangana. Additionally, an orange alert for heavy to very heavy rain has been issued for specific places in other Telangana districts.

The IMD bulletin has extended the yellow alert in the state until September 7th. Besides Telangana, heavy rains are also predicted in other South Indian states. IMD forecasts isolated heavy rainfall in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Rayalaseema, North Interior Karnataka, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, and South Interior Karnataka on various dates in September.

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