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IMD: Extremely heavy rain alert issued in parts of Karnataka, “Orange, yellow warnings” for Bengaluru

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: Monsoon is active in large parts of the country and heavy rains are affecting normal life. Rain continues to wreak havoc in different parts of Karnataka. There is a flood-like situation in many districts of the state. Meanwhile, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warns Karnataka for extremely heavy rainfall in the city for next two days. State disaster team are on standby. The IMD has also issued “orange and yellow warnings” for the next few days. The IMD on Tuesday predicted showers in the state, including the capital Bengaluru. A yellow warning has been issued for 19 districts in the state with the likelihood of heavy rainfall in isolated areas.

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For Bengaluru, the IMD has issued an alert for the urban areas as the region might receive heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Bengaluru witnessed a heavy downpour on Monday evening that continued beyond midnight following which several parts of the city were flooded and authorities had to answer many complaints related to water entering homes and power outages.

According to the official statistics released by the state government on Tuesday, heavy rains have claimed 39 lives and destroyed 2,430 houses to date since June 1 in Karnataka.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held a virtual meeting with the deputy commissioners of 11 rain-hit districts on Tuesday and took stock of the damages caused by incessant rain and floods in the state since June 1.

Red alert in these districts of Kerala
The Meteorological Department said that except for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta and Kasaragod, a red alert has been issued for heavy rains in all the districts of the state. For these districts, the Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for August 2 and 3.

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Chief Minister gave advice to the people
In view of the Red Alert of heavy rain in Kerala issued by the IMD, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that people should be very careful and everyone should strictly follow the warnings issued by the Disaster Management Authority. Must be ready to.

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