Heavy rains worsen flood situation in Telangana

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Hyderabad [India], Sept. 25 (ANI): The flood situation has deteriorated in Telangana as water levels continued to rise in Godavari river following heavy rainfall in upper catchment areas and release of water from Maharashtra dams. Several places across Telangana continue to receive heavy rainfall paralyzing normal life. People in low lying areas on the banks Godavari are have been put on high alert and being evacuated to safer places and relief camps are being opened. Rivers, rivulets and streams are flowing at dangerous levels with water levels reaching their peaks. To control flood situation in Godavari and Krishna rivers, the state irrigation authorities have released downstream huge quantities of water from the projects. (ANI)