Saturday, August 30, 2008

This rain is 10-yr record

This rain is 10-yr record

Bangalore: According to the meteorological department, the city has received over 298.8 mm of rain in the past 29 days. The showers began on Tuesday, when 66.2 mm was recorded, with 56 mm on Wednesday and 2 mm on Thursday.
Met department director A Muthuchami said steady, heavy rainfall is the reason behind waterlogging in some areas and overflowing of tanks.
Bangalore has a 24-hour disaster management cell to address calamities, but no one seems to know about it. Its duties include alerting the public, evacuating them to a safer place during sudden rain or flooding, dispatching emergency services like ambulance, fire, etc.
“So far, we have not received any calls. But we’re prepared to handle any kind of emergency in the state. Rather than panicking, people need to alert us and we will alert the department concerned for immediate action,” said M S Desai, deputy secretary, disaster management cell.
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In August, Bangalore received 300 mm of rain — reportedly the highest for the month in 10 years.
August, September and October are the wettest months. In September 1988, the city received 180 mm of rain — the highest for that month. Here are the figures for the highest rainfall received in August.


At Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 5:08:00 PM GMT+5:30, Blogger rameez said...

Very true indeed!!
checked out todays rain my god!! i was on my way from college the roads were totally flooded!! man the poor conditions of the road were clearly visible, its a pity that the authorities are not interested to improve such pathetic conditions!!


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