Rain ravages continue in State

Pouring havoc:

silvery cascade: The Abbey Falls in all its glory near Hattihole in Kodagu district. dh PhotoRains continued to cause widespread havoc across the State on Sunday. Kodagu district bore much of the brunt with houses being damaged and electricity poles being uprooted at Madikeri, Talacauvery and Bhagamandala in the district. Schools will remain closed in the district on Monday and Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

Rainwater flooded agriculture fields as rain intensified at Bhagamandala by evening on Sunday. The Bhagamandala-Ayyangeri Road faces inundation and this may hamper vehicular traffic on the stretch.

A house collapsed and two others were on the verge of collapsing at Putaninagar in Madikeri. Alternative arrangements are being made for the rehabilitation of the families residing in these houses. A child sustained minor injuries in the house collapse incident.

City Municipal Council president Nandakumar promised to get houses built for these families under Vajpayee Housing Scheme. While Talacauvery received 97.4 mm of rainfall, Bhagamandala received 33.6 mm.

The rainfall recorded in Madikeri, Napoklu, Shanivarasanthe, Suntikoppa and Harangi were 49.6 mm, 30.6 mm, 22 mm, and 20.2 mm respectively.

In Belgaum

Rains receded in the district, and two bridges which had been flooded in Khanapur taluk have been reopened for vehicular traffic. Seven bridges in Chikodi taluk and one in Gokak continue to remain under water.

Though the identity of two people who had been washed away in the Hiranyakeshi river has been established, the bodies could not be traced. Appasaheb Chougale (60) and Yuvaraj Sawant (35) of Channikoppa in Gadahinglaja of Maharashtra had been washed away.

With rains subsiding in Maharashtra, the inflow into the Krishna river has come down.
In Hospet

The inflow into the Tungabhadra reservoir was 55,000 cusec on Sunday, while the outflow was 59,000 cusec.

The Purandara Mantapa, Chakrateertha, as also the Yantroddharaka Pranadevara temple and the path through the cave to the Kodandarama temple continued to remain under water.

In north Karnataka

The districts of Dharwad, Belgaum, Bijapur, Haveri and Bellary experienced drizzling.

In Uttara Kannada

In Karwar, fishing boats returned to the shore due to the high tides in the Arabian Sea. Hundreds of motorised boats from Goa, Kerala, as also the Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, which had ventured out for deep sea fishing, have taken shelter at the Baithakhol fishing harbour.

Fishing using motorised boats has been suspended temporarily due to the high tides in the seas. However, traditional fishing continues.

Due to the lack of space in the harbour, the boats have dropped anchor near the walls
constructed to stop the high tides. Minor repairs are being carried out on these boats.
Anand Haritantra, a fisherman, said they would venture into the sea once the high tides subside, following a decrease in windspeed and rainfall. Fishing had been suspended from June 15 to July 31. It had been resumed on August 1. Fishing had been disrupted for a couple of days last week, following heavy and incessant rain.  


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