Hyderabad: Heavy rainfall in Andhra
Pradesh over the last few days has brought relief, but has
also prompted the State Government to take precautionary steps
to prevent flooding and monsoon-related diseases.
The southern state has been receiving heavy showers
over the last three days.
Southwest monsoon was active over Telangana. Rains or
thundershowers may occur at many places in Telangana, north
and south coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema region during the
next 48 hours, the local weather office said today.
Chief Minister K Rosaiah held telephonic discussions
with several district collectors and reviewed the latest
rainfall position and progress of the monsoon, according to an
official release here.
He asked the Collectors to evacuate people from the
low-lying areas to safer places well in advance, it said.
The CM asked the Collectors, municipal administration,
Panchayat Raj and Health Department officials to be vigilant
about the possibility of seasonal epidemics, the release said.
Rosaiah said compared to normal rainfall during the
season, there were excess rainfall in the districts of
Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Prakasam, Guntur, Nellore, Krishna,
Vizianagaram, West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam,
Srikakulam, Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, Chittoor, Khammam,
Warangal, Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar.