Telangana floods: Rahul Gandhi urges Cong workers to assist in rescue operations

New Delhi: As heavy rains and floods wreak havoc in Telangana, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has urged the party workers in the state to provide all possible assistance in the rescue operations.

“My thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Telangana facing massive floods. I appeal to Congress workers to provide all possible assistance in the rescue operations. There are still warnings of more heavy rainfall. Please take care and stay safe,” the Wayanad MP tweeted.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted heavy rainfall in twelve districts of Telangana.

 “Red alert in three districts including Kumuram Bheem, Jagtial, Warangal, and Orange alert in nine districts of the state,” said the IMD.

 Meanwhile, about 100 people who were stranded in the floods triggered by heavy rainfall at Nirmal district on Thursday were evacuated by the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force teams.

NDRF teams have also rescued 7 people stranded in an old age home due to flash floods in Savel village of Nizamabad district.

Hyderabad Municipal Corporation officials (GHMC) on Friday with the help of police rescued the residents of the low-lying areas like Musi watershed Basti, Chaderghat, Shankar Nagar, Rasoolpura, Musarambagh, and on Moosi stretch, said Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation.

On Thursday K Chandrashekar Rao instructed Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar to depute NDRF teams in Nirmal towns that were submerged in water after incessant rainfall.