Mercury dips in Madikeri

Water level in Harangi reservoir increases

Mercury dips in Madikeri

With the rains lashing, a sudden cold spell has caught Madikeri. The temperature has dipped to 16 degree celsius on Tuesday.

People of Madikeri have kept their woollens out and the situation might continue for the next couple of days.

With rains lashing, compounds walls adjacents to several roads have collapsed on Abbeyfalls road and Galibeedu in Madikeri, thus disrupting the movement of vehicles. In the last 24 hours, the district has received an average of 43.88 mm rainfall.

The district has received 604.16 mm rainfall since January. Madikeri taluk has recorded 74.40 mm rainfall followed by Virajpet—33.55 mm and SOmwarpet—23.70 mm. The catchment area of Harangi reservoir has received 22.60 mm rainfall.
Inflow of water into Harangi reservoir has increased considerably with the catchment area receiving heavy rainfall. The water-level in the reservoir had reached its lowest level recently.

The inflow of water was 3,920 cusecs.

‘Check artificial flood’

Additional DC G Prabhu has directed the officials to take precautionary measures to check artificial floods. Atleast 23 houses have been partially damaged in the rains so far. The estimated loss is around Rs 6.20 lakh.

He said that the officials should provide all the details on rain damages to the control room by 8.30 am. Vehicles should be kept ready to shift people from low-lying areas to safer places.

Akshara Dasoha officials should be compulsorily present at the gruel centres.
The officials should not switch off their mobilephones, he added. The public can dial helpline 08272-221077 round the clock, for any help during emergencies.

On the other hand, district-in-charge minister Dr H C Mahadevappa has said that the officials should take all precautionary measures to check any eventualities.

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