Bangalore, Karnataka Rains Highlights: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red and orange alert in several districts in Karnataka and has predicted heavy rains in various parts of the state and Bengaluru this week.
The authorities declared holidays for schools and colleges in rain-hit Belagavi, Bagalkote and Vijayapura districts till Friday. Due to heavy rain on Tuesday evening several trees uprooted in Bengaluru. According to civic body officials, the waterlogging was reported from Ashoka Pillar Road, Vellara Junction, Shanthinagar, Mysore Road, JC Road, Tumkur Road and Old Madras Road.
Bengaluru IMD Director CS Patil said a red alert had been issued for coastal and north interior Karnataka and an orange alert for south interior Karnataka. “Bengaluru and Karnataka will experience more rain this week, a red alert has been issued for coastal and north interior Karnataka and an orange alert for south interior Karnataka from October 23,” Patil said.
Catch the latest news in Karnataka and Bengaluru as we bring you live updates on rain in Karnataka and Bengaluru.
Rainfall forecast (for next 24 hours) in Karnataka
North Interior Karnataka: Parts of North Interior Karnataka, ie, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri districts and parts of Ballari and Kopal district received widespread with moderate rain in the past 24 hours. Forecast: Scattered with moderate to rains and at isolated places heavy rains likely over North Interior Karnataka districts, i.e, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Koppal, and Ballari for next 2 days.
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Rains likely to intensify in Karnataka
Red alert situation is expected to emerge in coastal areas of Karnataka anytime now. North Interior Karnataka may also experience moderate to heavy rains. Bengaluru may also receive moderate showers. Rain likely to intensify in Karnataka this evening. Rains may continue over the state until October 25.
Karnataka will see decreased rain activities after October 25. Weather will start improving however light to moderate rains will continue over some parts of Karnataka. #BengaluruRains #KarnatakaRainshttps://t.co/6KEueAvG7Q— SkymetWeather (@SkymetWeather) October 23, 2019
Four engineering teams from the Indian Army for flood relief
Four engineering teams from the Indian Army for Raichur district with flood relief and rehabilitation materials including boats have been activated from 5.30 am on Wednesday.
#KarnatakaFloods Today morning 5:30, four Engineering teams of @adgpi have been activated for Raichur district with flood relief and rehabilitation materials including boats. Further teams are on standby for other districts as well @SpokespersonMoD @DDChandanaNews @PIBBengaluru— PRO Bengaluru, Ministry of Defence (@Prodef_blr) October 23, 2019
BBMP prepares to face the rains
Bengaluru city Mayor Gautham Kumar conducted an emergency meeting to review zonal-level preparedness in view of rains with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) officials.
“In view of rains predicted over the next three days, BBMP has put all control rooms on alert. Areas with frequent water logging will be monitored. Vulnerable SWD retaining walls will be strengthened and blocked drains will be identified and cleared,” said BBMP Commissioner BH Anil Kumar.