At least 25 rain-related deaths were reported in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, while heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Karnataka as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast in Kakinada, leaving behind a trail of destruction in the southern states.
The India Meteorological Department issued yellow alert for Hyderabad as it said that the deep depression was now moving towards Maharashtra. Heavy rains are expected in Vikarabad, Siddipet and Jagaon districts of Telangana. Considering the situation, the state government has declared a holiday for today and tomorrow. Telangana minister KT Rama Rao appealed to people to not venture out as more rains are expected, while Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy took stock of affected areas.
Six more people, including four members of a family, were killed in a wall collapse triggered by heavy rains in Pandharpur town of Maharashtra's Solapur district during the day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao and his Andhra counterpart YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after the two southern states were hit by heavy rains and assured them of all possible support and assistance from the Centre in the rescue-and-relief work. "My thoughts are with those affected due to the heavy rains," he wrote on Twitter.
Spoke to @TelanganaCMO KCR Garu and AP CM @ysjagan Garu regarding the situation in Telangana and AP respectively due to heavy rainfall. Assured all possible support and assistance from the Centre in rescue & relief work. My thoughts are with those affected due to the heavy rains.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 14, 2020
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is closely monitoring the situation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the central government will provide all possible help to the two states.
MHA is closely monitoring the situation in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the wake of heavy rainfalls. Modi government is committed to provide all possible assistance to the people of both the states in this hour of need. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 14, 2020
While 15 people died in Hyderabad following incessant rainfall, which led to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas in the city, 10 people were killed in rain-related incidents across Andhra Pradesh in the last 48 hours.
The deaths in Hyderabad were mostly caused by wall and house collapses triggered by the heavy downpour..
Here are visuals of the devastation wreaked by the rains...
Source: PTI, News18, Twitter
Scary scenes from Hyderabad streets. Because of continuous rains over the last one week, several districts in Telangana are flooded, with Hyderabad being most affected. Stay indoors. Hope media gives more coverage to this disaster. #HyderabadFloods #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/p2GqSqyKio— Praveen Angusamy, IFS 🐾 (@PraveenIFShere) October 14, 2020
#RachakondaPolice & Team saved a youth from drowning in floodwaters at #Nagireddypally village, #Bhongir, Search for another man is on. #Thanks to #TelanganaPolice #Hattsoff#TelanganaRains #stayathome @TelanganaDGP @RachakondaCop pic.twitter.com/ZcX95KOpFg— Arbaaz The Great (@ArbaazTheGreat1) October 13, 2020
"Yet another Postcard from the Anthropocene" - @EricHolthaus CC @blkahn— Parents For Future #SoGeht1Komma5 (@parents4future) October 14, 2020
Paddy farmer on tuesday 😭 (via @BdotPradeep)
Hyderabad, Telangana, India#ClimateCrisis #TelanganaRains see also @CitizensForHyd @FFF_Hyderabad @fridays_india @FFFIndia pic.twitter.com/HyGVqBVjLZ https://t.co/mI0exScL5t
#HyderabadRains #NDTV #disaster #KCR #TelanganaRains— Vijay Selvaraj (@Vijayshasel) October 14, 2020
Its gonna be a 24hrs still no officials reached MLR Colony road no 1,2&3 (Meerpet )to rescue us its probably going to be nightmare where most of the families are stuck on the terrace and awaiting for rescue,food and shelter. pic.twitter.com/xnaMZAE60N
Overflow of nala due to incessant rains in Uppal, Telangana.— भारत पुनरुत्थान Bharata Punarutthana (@punarutthana) October 14, 2020
People are commuted using JCB! Stay safe. pic.twitter.com/GfSB0ZjNcR
Heavy rains to continue in Hyderabad and several districts of Telangana. All are requested to stay indoors. @NIPERHyd #HyderabadRains#SarkaruVaariPaata— SURYAPET MBFC™ (@SURYAPETMBFC) October 14, 2020
Stay safe stay home 🏡 pic.twitter.com/YJZHOXACkV
Once again requesting @MinisterKTR to consider to improve situation of #Hyderabad Drainage system. #HyderabadRains #Telangana #rains @KTRTRS @TelanganaCMO @GHMCOnline @arvindkumar_ias pic.twitter.com/STVbLk63B0— Mohammed Farzan Ahmed (@FarzanAhmedHyd) October 9, 2020
A massive stone hill became a waterfall after heavy rains hit the state in India. Bhongir Fort, Telangana pic.twitter.com/4tosPrUGw6— Chandni (@avi_chandni) October 14, 2020
#AIMIMONFIELD— Jaffar Hussain MLA (@Jaffarhusainmla) October 14, 2020
Dstributed Food Packets at Habeeb Nagar & Afzalsagar under Mallepally Division to the families who are effected with Heavy Rains. @asadowaisi#AIMIM #TEAM_AIMIM_NAMPALLY #Nampally #heavyrains #stayalert #Hyderabad #telangana #GHMC pic.twitter.com/2mctfsYtGC
#HyderabadRains #Telangana why ? #ClimateCrisis rising temp , hot air holds moisture longer leading to heavy rains ! #landscape #sewage issues ! Is the govt responsible or policy makers ? @ysjagan @AndhraPradeshCM pic.twitter.com/4aPIJEiIfB— Kavita Ashok (@kavitaashok1969) October 14, 2020