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    Warangal is experiencing heavy rain, causing several colonies to be flooded. The residents of East Fort region have stayed in their homes due to water in the streets. The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) is working to drain the water. About 700 people have been moved to a rehabilitation center, and eight more centers are ready if needed. The mayor of Greater Warangal, Gundu Sudharani, stated that the city will be safe from flooding next year due to ongoing work on storm water drains. Sudharani and municipal commissioner Shaik Rizwan Basha inspected the affected colonies.

    The continuous rain has also caused lakes and ponds to overflow in the Warangal district. Many villages have lost road connectivity due to overflowing creeks and streams. Motorists are struggling to cross the overflowing Katakshapur lake on National Highway 163. People have been seen trying to catch fish in the flooded lake. Minister for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, visited an overflowing irrigation tank in Kantaipalem village.

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    Tribal Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod, along with K Shashanka and Superintendent of Police Sharat Chandra Pawar, inspected several bodies of water in the Mahabubabad district. In Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, coal production in Singareni mines has been affected by the rain, resulting in a loss of Rs 16 crore for the SCCL. The Kaleshwaram Lift Irrigation Project continues to receive massive inflows, with 75 gates of the Lakshmi Barrage being lifted to release 5.18 lakh cusecs of water. The Sammakka-Saralamma Barrage is also receiving significant inflows of 7.30 lakh cusecs.

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