Trees Uprooted, Homes Flooded in Friday's Rain

Published: 05th September 2015 03:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th September 2015 03:35 AM   |  A+A-


BENGALURU:  Following Friday’s heavy rain, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) head office received complaints of trees being uprooted and homes being flooded from various parts of the city.

The city recorded 24.4 mm of rainfall while HAL airport registered 18.4 mm till 11.30 pm on Friday.

At Bommanahalli, six houses were flooded with water from overflowing drains. Similar complaints were received from Subramanyapura and Sharadhammanagar in Uttarahalli and one house in Vasanthnagar. 

Seven cases of trees being uprooted were reported too.

At R R Nagar BEML Layout, Ideal Homes Apartment Complex, Katriguppe, RT Teachers’ Colony, JP Nagar 2nd and 3rd Stages and at Mahalakshmipuram, tree officers from the Palike cleared the uprooted trees.

Several parts of Bengaluru Urban district too received showers, with Ramohalli receiving 78 mm, Bommanahalli receiving 74.5 mm and R R Nagar recording 63.5 mm of rainfall.

Showers Across State

Several parts of the state too received light to moderate showers accompanied by thunder and lightning on Friday.

While there was not much relief from the dry spell for parts of North Karnataka, several districts in south-interior Karnataka received showers following overcast conditions during the day.

The Meteorological Department has predicted that the conditions will continue for the next five days.

Kolar, Chikkaballapur, Tumakuru, Chitradurga and Raichur were among the districts which received showers. Maximum rainfall was recorded in parts of Tumakuru taluk which received 102.3 mm rainfall (by 10 pm) followed by Koratagere in the district, which received 82.5 mm.

Showers are forecast during the night in parts of Malnad region and in Raichur, Kalaburagi and Ballari districts. Rainfall was sparse in the coastal region.

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