When a cyclone hits Chennai, Bengaluru falls sick too!
- It still continues to pour in Bengaluru after cyclone hit Chennai on Monday.
- Bengaluru faced rainfall of at least 60.8mm.
- While the average Dec rainfall in Bengaluru is 15.7mm.
Although the monthly average rainfall for December in Bengaluru is 15.7 mm, the cyclone ensured the city received four times of that in just 24 hours.
The Bangaloreans suffered due to low temperatures, terrible traffic; that moved at the pace of a snail, and havoc on the roads due to water puddles and uprooted trees.
The sudden rains shook the normal lifestyle of Bangalore. While commuters on the road were hit the most, a lot of people were left annoyed as they were forced to cancel their plans on Sunday and Monday.
Meanwhile, the situation, however, kept the BBMP on their toes but their efforts did little to reduce the nuisance, the rains had brought along.
"I left home at 7.45am in the morning and started at Vijayanagar where three trees had been uprooted. We dispatched 16 teams which worked in tandem to remove fallen trees and clear the roads all over the city," Mayor G.Padmavathi, who went around the city to ensure the uprooted trees were removed, told Deccan Chronicle.
Explaining how Bengaluru is vulnerable to rainfall, Dr G S Srinivasa Reddy, director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre( KSNDMC), said, "Because of the technology we have and the ISRO satellites we can predict a Cyclone way ahead. But we are not prepared for natural disasters. Also, the city is quite vulnerable to heavy rainfall. If there is a rainfall of 15mm per hour, then it can create havoc."