Excess flood water released in Warangal
The people of Hanmakonda heaved a sigh of relief after the officials released excess flood water from the Waddepally reservoir after the dam reached its full reservoir level (FRL) on Friday. Heavy water inflows posed a major threat to the residents of Hanmakonda. The reservoir, which has a storage capacity of 132 MCFT (0.132 TMC), is overflowing from the wee hours of Friday. The revenue authoritiesand the engineering staff swung into action and have taken steps to release excess water to prevent the breach tp the dam.
District collector VakatiKaruna held a review meeting with engineeringand RWS staff about the Waddepally reservoir. She visited several low-lying areas and colonies in Warangal, Hanamkondaand Kazipet and directed the authorities to take up rescue measures. About 15 colonies were marooned with rain water in Greater Warangal MunicipalCorporation limits due to the last nigh heavy downpour. Warangaldistrict has received 4260.2 mm rainfall and highest in Hanamkonda160.4 and Warangal 124.0 against of 200.4 in Geesukonda mandal.
Several colonies and low-lying areas in Warangal and Hanamkondawere inundated. SR Nagar and Sammaiah Nagar, Amaravathi Colony, TV Tower colony in Hanamkonda Fort Warangal, PochammaMaidanam, Deshaipetresidential areas in Warangal city were completely waterlogged. About 6,000 people were shifted to rehabilitation centers in Warangal. GWMC Mayor N Narender and district administration set up the centers andserving meals to the rain affected people.
Two persons were killed in separate incidents during the last two days. K Saraiah, a resident of Medapally village of Nallabelly mandal died with electric short-circuit due to the heavy rain and BKrishnaof Madhannapet village inNarsampet mandal drowned in the flood waters when he went for fishing. The officials estimated that standing cropswere damaged in 1,312 hectors which includes paddy, maize, cotton, chilli and vegetables with heavy rains.
The district agricultural jointdirector and horticulture officers submitted a flood damage report to thedistrict administration. About 14 cattle died and 63 houses partially and 6 totally damagedduring the last two days rain in the district. About 168 housespartially 17 houses totally damaged during the last four days rain inthe district. Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari, Warangal West MLA Dasayam Vinayabhaskarmet the flood victims and consoled the families those who lost theirbelongings and properties in the floods.