Waterlogged homes, long power cuts, uprooted trees, and boats ferrying people around, Bengalureans awoke to chaos as the bengaluru city witnessed the record rainfall of 18.4 cm in over 100 years.
Heavy downpour, which began late on Monday night and continued until early hours of Tuesday forced people to celebrate the 71st Independence Day in their waterlogged houses.
According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Corporation, the Bilekahalli area in South Bengaluru recorded the highest rainfall of 18.4 cm in less than 24 hours span compared to the previous record of 16.6 cm in the year 1890.
The HAL station and the City Station recorded 14.4 cm and 12.9 cm of rainfall respectively, as reported by the Meteorological Department, Bengaluru.
The affected areas due to torrential downpour are Vivek Nagar, Bilekahalli, Ulsoor, Anugraha Layout, Indiranagar, Wilson Garden, Shantinagar, and Koramangala. Apart from waterlogging, the water also entered into the houses of many residents.
Affected residents are struggling to perform their daily routine chores. The public transport buses and other vehicles finding it difficult to ply due to slushy roads.
Many people posted photos of waterlogged streets and partially submerged vehicles on the social media. However, the BBMP is working to clear the roads. In some places, SDRF and NDRF boats had to be deployed to rescue people in help.
However, the BBMP is working to clear the roads. In some places, SDRF and NDRF boats had to be deployed to rescue people in help.