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Flood threat looms as rain continues

The Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) issued an alert on Wednesday that parts of Bengaluru are likely to witness flooding yet again due to heavy rains.

Published: 05th October 2017 02:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2017 08:41 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) issued an alert on Wednesday that parts of Bengaluru are likely to witness flooding yet again due to heavy rains.

Several parts of the city, especially the northern areas, received moderate rainfall on Wednesday evening, which continued into the night. The rain started around 5 pm in the northern regions, and around 6.30 pm in the eastern areas. The railway underpass at Seshadripuram was waterlogged and a tree fall was reported at Chamarajpet. Power cuts were reported from some areas, such as Mahadevpura, Amarjyoti Layout and Avalahalli near Hoskote.

As per the rainfall gauges of Varuna Mitra, the areas of Doddajala (53.5 mm), ITC jala (52), Vidyapeetha (34.5), Sampangiram Nagar (28.5), Sarakki (26.5) and Basavanagudi (26) received the highest rainfall. “Isolated places are likely to receive heavy rains over the night associated with thunderstorm activity,” said a senior official with the KSDMA. “Parts of Dasarahalli, RR Nagar and Kengeri could receive maximum rainfall,” he added.

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