Hyderabad: With heavy rains lashing the city for the last three days, those living in low-lying areas of the southern side of the city are apprehensive of a repeat of last year’s flash floods.
On Wednesday night, panic gripped residents in some areas and they started shifting from their houses in colonies surrounding the Osmannagar tank near Pahadishareef after water started entering their houses.
“Many families staying in Osmannagar, Wadi-e-Saleheen, Saif Colony and nearby areas moved over to safer places late in the night. Water had entered many houses in the area around midnight when it rained heavily,” said Samad Bin Siddiq, a local leader from Shaheennagar.
Residents of Al Jubail colony in Chandrayangutta, which remained in water for at least four days last year spent a sleepless night.
“Actually some people started posting videos of water entering houses. As the rains were heavy we moved to the upper floor and stayed awake till early morning due to the fear,” said Farhana Begum, a resident of Al Jubail colony.
Families staying in Moula ka Chilla, Yakutpura, Chacha Garage, Amannagar, Lalithbagh and Uppuguda also faced tense moments throughout the night.
In the morning, GHMC teams reached these areas and cleared water-logging. However, residents staying in low-lying areas say they prefer to stay away till at least the rain stops.