Rain fury in south India: Torrential rain floods neighbourhoods in Bengaluru, Chennai
North of Bengaluru and several pockets of northern Chennai's Manali area experienced heavy flooding as a result of torrential rain in parts of the South over the last few days, reports NDTV. Apart from basements of several apartments getting flooded, rain water inundated several homes in many localities in Manali, an industrial pocket of Tamil Nadu's capital. Several areas in northern Chennai were heavily inundated due to excess discharge from the Kosasthalaiyar river. Boats have also been deployed in some areas of northern Chennai to deal with the situation.
According to a NDTV report, excess water overflowing from the neighbouring Andhra Pradesh city of Chitoor also contributed to the overnight deluge as water from the Poondi reservoir in Tamil Nadu's Thiruvallur district – filled to capacity – was released beyond 3000 cubic feet per second a few days back. However, discharge from the Poondi reservoir has now been reduced, authorities said on Monday.
Bengaluru saw heavy flooding overnight as the Allalasandra lake overflowed, inundating the lake's surrounding areas. Several roads in northern Bengaluru were left heavily waterlogged as a result of last night's downpour. Many houses were inundated, with residents unable to get out of their homes.
The Yelahanka, Nagavara, Kogilu Cross and Vidyaranyapura areas of Bengaluru were particularly affected by the rain. In Yelahanka, 153 mm of rain fell in the last 24 hours alone, contributing to the area's heavy water-logging. The same area received a visit from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who arrived in the neighbourhood to service an apartment that saw water enter its premises.