Rain water entered houses in several areas of Nizamabad, as incessant rain lashed several parts of the district since Tuesday.

Islampur, Pragathinagar, Chandrasekhar Nagar, Gouthamnagar and some areas with a predominant population of minorities lay under a sheet of water forcing residents to spend a sleepless night.

Raghunatha tank in the town is full to its brim and a huge quantity of water is coming out from its spillway. Certain localities abutting the tank were submerged due to this water. A big tree was uprooted near the camp office of the Superintendent of Police affecting the movement of vehicular traffic. Transportation was cut off at Babulgoan and its neighbouring villages in Madnur mandal as a local stream was in full spate.

The district received an average of 62.6 mm of rain, while Nizamabad town recorded the highest rainfall of 129.60 mm.

Over 10,000 cusecs of water is flowing into the Sriramsagar Project (SRSP) while the inflows into the Nizamsagar stood at 1200 cusecs.

Small and medium irrigation projects such as Kalyani and Koulasnala are full. However, the heavy rain did not cause much damage except to 20 houses in Bodhan division. Collector (in-charge) K. Harshavardhan went round the town early in the morning to see the situation first hand.

He deployed revenue and police officials to undertake relief and rescue operations wherever required.