‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’

Several families were trapped inside their flooded homes.

Published
My Report
3 min read

Video Editor: Purnendu Pritam
Video Producer:
Maaz Hasan

Incessant rainfall in Hyderabad and different parts of Telangana since Tuesday, 12 October, has led to waterlogging on roads and inundation of some low-lying areas.

Falaknuma Submerged

In Falaknuma and its localities like Al Jubail and Gazi-e-Millat, several families were stranded inside their flooded homes.

Fearing for their lives, many had to take refuge at their terraces without food or water for the entire night before teams of national disaster response force were called in. Luckily, many local organisations and Good Samaritans have stepped in to provide relief to Falaknuma’s locals.

In Al Jubail, people had to be rescued via cranes and boats. The roads are looking like rivers in Hyderabad in what has been the worse rainfall in years.

‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’
(Photo Courtesy: Mukhtar Ahmed) 

I am 24 years old but I have never seen so much rain in my lifetime! This is unprecedented. The water has not drained out yet and drains have choked.

While we have been lucky, a lot of people have lost their loved ones to the havoc that this rainfall has caused. With increasing coronavirus cases, this tragedy has thrown normal life out of gear.

“The situation over here is very grim. People are still on their roofs and upper floors. Many people are complaining about health issues. We request the administration to provide medical help.”
Abdul Hafiz, Resident

A lot has got to do with the city planning. The city isn’t planned for such kind of rainfall. If it rains again, the situation will worsen, Mr Hafiz added.

‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’
(Photo Courtesy: Mukhtar Ahmed)
‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’
(Photo Courtesy: Tariq Shabibi) 

Lakes Overflooded

Owing to heavy rain, bund breached in Palle Cheruvu Lake, flooding several colonies like Ali Nagar in Bandlaguda.

“Water started flowing at a very high speed inside the Ali Nagar colony. The water current took a family of 8 in its flow. People are still missing. The area is under high alert. The administration has asked people to vacate.”
Imran Bin Hassan
‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’
(Photo Courtesy: Imran Bin Hassan)
‘Homes Flooded, Hyderabad Residents Had to Take Refuge on Terrace’
(Photo Courtesy: Imran Bin Hassan)

Fortunately, as it has stopped raining now, we see a ray of light both literally and figuratively. As precaution, authorities in Hyderabad have asked all of us to stay indoors. District administrations remain on high alert.

We urge locals to help their neighbours and those in need in whichever way possible, so that we can overcome this soon.

(All ‘My Report' branded stories are submitted by citizen journalists to The Quint. Though The Quint inquires into the claims/allegations from all parties before publishing, the report and the views expressed above are the citizen journalist's own. The Quint neither endorses, nor is responsible for the same.)

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!