Bengaluru saw heavy rains on three consecutive days which have wreaked havoc in many parts of the city.
On Friday, May 29, the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) daily rain reports said that many areas in the city saw heavy rainfall. RR Nagar saw 58 mm of rain, Bagaluru reported 50 mm, Gantigehalli reported 70 mm, Raj Mahal reported 54 mm, Peenya 54 mm, and Bangalore University campus reporting 56 mm in a single day.
While many Bengalureans may be enjoying the pre-monsoon rains that have been lashing the city for the past few days, many areas in Bengaluru have been struggling with waterlogging, and power outages as a result of the downpour
The heavy rains and winds have also resulted in the falling of several trees in the city. According to the BBMPâ€™s rain damage report for Friday, May 29, the civic body received a total of 60 complaints of tree fallings. The East zone under the BBMPâ€™s classification was the worst-effected, with 15 fallen tree complaints. RR Nagar and Yelahanka zones were also badly affected, with 12 incidents of trees falling each. The West zone received 11 tree fall complaints.
There were also 2 complaints of rain waterlogging in West Zone and Yelahanka zone also had four water logging complaints.
Due to heavy rains over the past week, two lives have also been lost in the pre-monsoon showers the city witnessed. Falling trees and unstable constructions led to the loss of life of two working women in the city.
Several Bengalureans also complained of power outages even as work from home continued amid the lockdown. The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) also received several complaints of electricity supply being disconnected due to the rains.
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Siddappa, a BESCOM engineer in Koramangala division, told TNM, "Three electric poles fell during the rains in our division. This might happen because a tree falls on a wire, and the wires are unable to withstand the weight, and so the pole also comes down. We have to then cut the power supply, and clear the trees before we can fix the poles and resume power. Now the poles have all been fixed.