The Metrology Department has warned BBMP to be prepared for flood in the City following heavy rains expected in the south interior region, reported Kannada Prabha.
The public are already under distress due to incessant rains from the past two days. In the last one week more than 3000 houses in low lying areas were flooded and over 100 trees have fallen. Most of the roads are inundated and traffic is blocked. Potholes have increased and accidents have occurred. Amidst all this Tuesday night heavy downpour had Kengeri and Bengauru south area people helpless. In Kengeri 74 mm rain lashed flooding low lying areas. In Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Peenya also areas were flooded. However, there were no reports of houses being inundated.
Water up to 2 ft high was stagnant at M G Road, Halasuru, Brigade Road and Cubbon Road. In Halasuru 1st main road the traffic was blocked as vehicles could not go.
Surface wind on Lakshkadweep and wind travelling from Bay of Bengal to southern interior has caused moderate to heavy rains in the southern interior region of the State. The same weather will prevail in the next two days and heavy rains are predicted in and around Bengaluru said Sundar Metri, director Metrology Department. He said since the City has already been suffering rain fury now even 3 or 4 cm rain will be very damaging.
Meanwhile, waterlogging has increased the risk of Dengue and Chukungunya in the City. In the last one week 397 Dengue cases and more than 10 Chunkungunya cases have been reported. The Health Department has taken up larva cleaning campaign. A Help Line 104 has been started to attend to public distress on mosquito menace.
The rain reported around the City on Tuesday night:
Kengeri maximum 74mm. Rajarajeshwari Nagara 38 mm. Tavarekere 40mm. Jnanabharathi 31 mm. Attooru 34 mm. Bengaluru North Shivakote 51 mm. Koramangala 35 mm.
On Wednesday Arakere received 50 mm rain. Yelahanka 40 mm and all over the City 15 mm rainfall was recorded.