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Hyderabad recorded it's third wettest September day in the last 111 years with 75 mm cumulative rainfall over a 24-hour period up to 8-30 am on Wednesday. The highest ever rainfall of 153 mm -- during September was reported in Hyderabad on September 27, 1908, show historial data available with the India Meteorological Department. The second highest rainfall 90.2 mm was on September 6,2017. 

RAIN ON TUESDAY

The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and some other parts of the State that were at the receiving end of heavy downpours on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings are expected to receive some relief over the next five days.

On Tuesday’s cloudburst which began at about 5.30 p.m. and continued without interruption up to 2 a.m. on Wednesday, has given a bounty of 7.5 cm of rainfall to Hyderabad city, as recorded at the IMD station. As per the data from the automatic weather stations, the highest rainfall in the city was over 12 cm, recorded at Trimulgherry and Uppal, and the lowest was 7.6 cm at Madhapur.

The downpour left a trail of destruction behind, with residential areas in the eastern part experiencing heavy inundation. East Anandbagh in Malkajgiri, Satyasai Nagar in Jillelaguda, and Swaroop Nagar and New Bharat Nagar in Uppal, besides Patny Nagar in Secunderabad were inundated on Wednesday.

Rain water entered the Lalaguda Railway Hospital’s emergency ward and also Nacharam police station, both which were cleared by Wednesday morning. Osmangunj market experienced heavy inundation, drenching the onion supplies completely. Tedious outages marked power supply across the city, and traffic jams were witnessed everywhere.

THREE PEOPLE KILLED

A priest from Pochampally in Yadadri district died after he fell into an open Nala at Nagole in LB Nagar on Tuesday night, during heavy rains. His relative, who also fell in the drainage managed to come out, but the victim got washed away for about 100 meters and his body was recovered during we hours, said LB Nagar police.

LB Nagar inspector V. Ashok Reddy said the incident took place at Nagole at around 11.30 pm on Tuesday. Two persons, B. Prem Kumar Sastri, 43 and his nephew J. Ramakrishna Sastry, both working as priests and residents of Pochampally mandal in  Yadadri district, were waiting on the road to go to Hayathnagar.

In another incident, an old lady was killed on Wednesday after a wall collapsed on her due to ongoing rains in Mahmood Nagar, Kishan Bagh under Bahadurpura Police Station limits.

According to local residents Mansoora Begum (65), wife of Mohammed Abdul, was in the house when the wall of her house collapsed in the evening at 7:30.

She was rushed to Osmania General Hospital where she breathed her last. Bahadurpura Police registered a case.

In another incident on On Tuesday night, a fitness trainer from Kolkata died of electrocution at Madhapur, when he stepped on an iron rod while returning to his hostel on Tuesday night during the heavy downpour.

Madhapur police said has been identified as Adam Mark Jordan, 23, working at a fitness centre at Kondapur and was living in a men’s Hostel at Guttala Begumpet.

DOWNPOUR ON WEDNESDAY

Another spell of torrential downpour beat down on the city for a second consecutive day on Wednesday, even before its residents could recover from Tuesday’s cloudburst.

Starting at about 5 p.m., the rain lashed the city in intensive spells of various durations, inundating several roads, and resulting in severe traffic blocks during the peak hours. At 8 p.m., and when the rain subsided, the IMD station at Begumpet recorded 4.8 cm of rain.

Heavy water logging was reported from areas including Paradise, Malakpet, Santhosh Nagar, Musheerabad, Vanasthalipuram, Kavadiguda, Ramnagar, Khairatabad, Begumpet, Punjagutta, Ameerpet, Secunderabad, R.P. Road, Hi-Tech City, Rajendra Nagar, Charminar and others. At Osmangunj, streets turned virtual streams for the second consecutive day, with no outlet for water.

Punjagutta flyover experienced water logging on one side, as the vents provided to drain water could not catch up with the bounty being received. A traffic cop was seen manning the stream of vehicles standing in knee-deep water. Traffic situation turned from bad to worse on several stretches, including Nagarjuna Circle at Punjagutta, where a traffic gridlock was experienced forcing Mayor Bonthu Ram Mohan to come down and monitor the situation.

 As per the data available from automatic weather stations across the city at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, localities including Srinagar Colony, Khairatabad, Vijayanagar Colony, Begumpet, Kavadiguda, Sardar Mahal, Red Hills and Balanagar recorded the highest rainfall of over 5 cm.

Dabeerpura, Gachibowli, Fatehnagar, Rein Bazar, Nampally, Jagadgirigutta, Gudimalkapur, Rajendranagar, Yousufguda, Banjara Hills, Secunderabad, Abids, Lingampally, Kukatpally, Madhapur, Borabanda, and Begum Bazar received over four centimetres of rainfall.

The ongoing spell of torrential rains would continue for two more days in the city, Met officials said.




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