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Overnight hailstorm leaves Bengaluru flooded, IMD warns of more rainfalls in next 2 days

On Sunday morning, most of the areas in Bengaluru continued to remain flooded and experience power outage due to the overnight rainfall. Also, The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of more rainfall in the next two days.

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IMD forecasts of rainfall for the next two days

The weather forecasting agency said in its daily bulletin that Rainfalls are very likely. Minimum and Maximum temperatures are likely to be around 29 and 19 degree Celsius respectively for the next 48 hours.

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As per the data of the Karnataka State Natural Disasters Monitoring Centre (KSNMDC), rainfall of up to 83 mm was reported in Bengaluru Urban District.

Waterlogging: a big problem

The areas which suffered waterlogging include Whitefield, BTM Layout, Silk Board, HBR Layout, Gurappanapalya, Hongasandra, Mangammana Palya, Bellandur, Sarjapur Road, Thanisandra, Ejipura, and HSR Layout.

According to the data, Kadugodi reported the heaviest rainfall with 76 mm Of rain followed by Guttahalli with 28.5 mm of rain HSR Layout with 26.5 mm of rain and Dasarahalli with 22.5 mm of rain.

Waterlogging resulted in traffic jams in several regions such as Majestic, Silk Board, Cunningham Road, Bannerghatta Road, and Shantinagar Double Road on Saturday.

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Overnight hailstorm leaves Bengaluru flooded
Overnight hailstorm leaves Bengaluru flooded

Heavy rainfall resulted in tree felling

About seven incidents of tree felling were received by the BBMP control room, from which one tree fell on an electric pole near the road adjacent to the Karnataka Housing Board headquarters.

An official from the control room informed that two cases of tree felling were reported from Malleshwaram and one each from Rajbhavan Road, Sena Vihar in Kammanahalli, Tannery Road, and JP Nagar. Our teams hurried to the roads to clear the spot as soon as we received the cases.

Power cut as a consequence of the heavy rainfall

At the same time, the power outage leaves several senior citizens stressed on the weekend.

Raghavendra R, who is a freelance digital marketing professional living in Teachers Colony Said, “While we boast of living in India’s technology hub, a minor trace of rain leaves us without electricity for several hours. This trend along with BESCOM (Bangalore Electricity Supply Company)’s unresponsible behavior left us without electricity for around three hours.”

Other regions in Bengaluru which experienced power cut include NGEF Layout, Nagarabhavi, Nanjappa Layout, Jalahalli, Venkateshamappa Layout, Chamundi Nagar, RT Nagar Post, and Ganga Nagar.

 

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