Mumbai: The Indian Meteorological Department forecast issues orange alert in Mumbai for two days. The weather department issued a red alert in eight districts of the Telangana till July 12. On Saturday, the Indian Metrological Department reported moderate rain in the city and suburbs of Mumbai, and heavy (64.5 to 115.5 mm) to very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4 mm) likely at isolated places in the financial capital.
Earlier, the IMD had issued a red alert for Mumbai for the next 24 hours from 1:00 pm on Friday and orange alert for Mumbai and Thane till July 10. According to the latest IMD bulletin, the Indian Metrological Department issued orange alert for some parts of Mumbai till July 12. The weather office further stated that Telangana will receive light to moderate rain over most parts of the state during the next two days.
In Telangana, a red alert was issued to eight districts namely Jayashankar Bhupalpally, Mulugu, Mancherial, Bhadradri Kothagudem, Nizamabad, Nirmal, Adilabad and Hyderabad. Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao (popularly known as KCR) has directed chief secretary Somesh Kumar to alert all state departments asking them to be vigilant in view of the heavy rainfall.
According to the reports, the Chief Secretary will hold video conferences with district collectors to ensure the state is prepared and NDRF and rescue teams have also been asked to be on alert in flood-prone areas. KCR said he will be reviewing the situation constantly, and has also urged people to stop taking any risk during the incessant rain. He appealed to them not to venture out of their homes unless there is an emergency and to take self-precautions.