Heavy rains can throw life out of gear in Hyderabad
With the rains filling up the lakes in a short span of time in the city, the worry is whether the situation in Hyderabad would repeat like the year 2000
Hyderabad: With the rains filling up the lakes in a short span of time in the city, the worry is whether the situation in Hyderabad would repeat like the year 2000. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has studied the extent of such conditions in major cities in the country, including Hyderabad, analyzed the threat posed to any areas and referred to ways to avoid these situations. In the wake of Kerala's heavy rains resulting in floods, it has been the task of alerting states and cities that are in such trouble.
Accordingly, the states, their capitals, and other major towns are being studied by satellite maps. Capitals of states, Cities, and towns are categorized according to the threat of heavy rainfall. Taking into account the available information in the event of such disasters, the states and cities in the country are being assessed.
Hyderabad has been projected to be the third largest city in the number of metro cities that face severe heavy rains for over twenty-four hours, according to NDMA. The first two are Mumbai and Chennai. However, the NDMA analysis indicates that half of the city will be damaged in Hyderabad due to the rainfall.
The NDMA plans to advance the forecasts of the weather experts and aim to reduce the death toll at the time of severe catastrophe.
According to the details, ”In the past, Mumbai received 90 cm rainfall for 24 hours resulting in almost five days of life getting stalled. In Chennai, 60 cm of rain during the day caused the public to suffer for a week. If Hyderabad receives 40 cm rainfall for 24 hours, half the city will be flooded and completely submerged in floods if the rain hits 60 cms.
As per the analysis, it is likely that many colonies will turn into rivers if the rains continue for three to four hours hitting 10 to 12 cm.