Flood alert issued in parts of Bengaluru

Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) on Monday issued a flood warning for several low lying areas in the Bengaluru city on Monday, media reports said.

Reports quoting KSNDMC, said “flood-vulnerable locations include areas in Rajarajeshwari Nagar zone, parts of East zone and South zone, Mahadevpura and Bommanahalli”.

It said that the moderate floods alert has been issued soon after the heavy rains lashed in several parts of the city.

Meanwhile moderate to heavy rainfall is expected across the city in the next 24 hours. Based on the situation, a new alert will be issued at 1 pm, reports said.

A day earlier on Saturday, heavy rain killed a 25-year-old labourer and injured three others.

All schools and colleges across coastal Karnataka’s district also remained shut for two days as heavy rains disrupted normal life.

Pre-monsoon rains were also reported from several areas thus affecting movement of people and goods and causing damage to crops.

Last month, a message was also doing the rounds in Bengaluru and other parts of the state stating that a cyclone called ‘Sagar’ was going to hit Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Goa and Maharashtra. Authorities said that this was a hoax.

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