Heavy rain lashes parts of Bengaluru; Red alert issued in Karnataka for Sep 11

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The India Meteorological Department has predicted generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers for next three days.

 

As heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on Wednesday, several low-lying areas in the city were seen flooded.

According to the news agency ANI report, the rainwater entered the homes of people and the vehicles on the roads were also seen submerged. Many areas reported disruption in power supply. 

Similar scenes played out in many parts of the city, including Sai Layout, Anugraha Layout, Poojappa Layout, Geddalahalli, Telecom Layout, HBR 5 Block. 

The India Meteorological Department has predicted generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers for next three days with maximum and minimum temperature 31 degrees Celsius and 21 degrees Celsius respectively. 

According to ‘The Hindu’ report, the heavy rains resulted in lakes overflowing. Many thoroughfares within Manyata Tech Park near Hebbal were flooded, after the drains linking the Rachenahalli, Nagawara and Hebbal lakes overflowed. 

As per the report, Mahadevapura, East, Dasarahalli and Yelahanka zones were most affected and the control rooms of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) were flooded with complaints from aggrieved citizens.

A red alert has been issued in parts of Karnataka by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for September 11.

"Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada are very likely to receive heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with very heavy rainfall at isolated places; red alert announced on Sept 11. Coastal Karnataka is very likely to receive widespread rainfall from September 9 to 13," CS Patil, Director of the IMD, Bengaluru said.

Meanwhile, an orange alert issued on September 10 and 12 and a yellow alert for September 9 and 13 for Uttara Kannada, Udupi, and Dakshina Kannada, which are very likely to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rain.

 

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