IMD has predicted more rain from Bengaluru on Friday, but said the rain will begin diminishing from Saturday
BENGALURU: Heavy rain pounded Bengaluru for its second successive night on Wednesday even as residents in many regions hit by Tuesday’s downpour were still picking up the pieces after the destruction.
Many pockets Horamavu stayed under over three feet water on Thursday. Luckily, there wasn’t any rain until late Thursday evening. However, the weatherman said thundershowers are probably on Friday.
CS Patil, manager of IMD, stated,”Bengaluru has been about a yellow alert. But rain will begin diminishing from Saturday.” A yellow alert is when a region receives mild to medium rain with heavy showers over windy regions. The city listed 65.1mm rain from 8. 30am on Wednesday to 8. 30am on Thursday. Eight trees have been uprooted.
HD John, who runs a small provision shop in Horamavu for 25 decades, stated,”Every time it rains, this street becomes bombarded, but not to the extent. There are many kids walking in this field. Imagine if they reach a moist power pole. Are not the government concerned? I’ve made several complaints”
Supporters of Marriage Byrathi Basavaraj were seen distributing free meals among taxpayers of Cauvery Nagar and Sai Baba Layout at Horamavu on Thursday morning since the inhabitants remained stranded at stagnant water to the 2nd successive day.
The retaining wall of Vrishabhavathi river breached on Wednesday midnight, flood homes in RR Nagar. Many families throughout the city might need to put money into new furniture, vehicles and electronic equipment.
Down the drain
A resident of Prakruthi Meadows at Kashi Nagar, Amrutahalli, stated,”Each bout of rain flooding the basement of the flat. A stormwater drain nearby is full of sewage, which flows directly into our flat. We must devote at least Rs 80,000 to repair our cars and Rs 7,000 on two-wheelers.”
Residents of many homes have to receive their sumps and overhead tanks washed since the rainwater is mixed with sewage.