Rains recede in Kodagu, life resumes

Schools and colleges will re-open from today

Rains recede in Kodagu, life resumes

Heavy rains that brought miseries to Kodagu district during last few days, reduced to some extent on Thursday, bringing relief to the people.

With the reduction in the rainfall, the education department has announced the re-opening of schools from Friday, which were closed down for last three - four days.

The roads leading to Kakotupuram and Bhagamandala in Napoklu too have been cleared and are open for traffic movement. The district recieved 49.62 mm during the last 24 hours ending on Thursday, 8 am.

The district had recorded 12.97 mm rain on the same day last year. Madikeri taluk recieved the highest rainfall on Thursday of 78.95 mm as against 25.3 mm last year.

Virajpet taluk recieved 38.68 mm, while it had recieved 9.13 mm on the same day last year. Somwarpet taluk recieved 31.23 mm on Thursday, while it had recorded 4.48 mm on the same day last year.

Hobli-wise rainfall details are as follows: Madikeri Kasaba - 64 mm, Napoklu - 63.2 mm, Sampaje - 95 mm, Bhagamandala - 93.2 mm, Virajpet Kasaba - 34.4 mm, Hudikeri - 80 mm, Srimangala - 79.2 mm, Ponnampet - 15.6 mm, Ammathi - 15.9 mm, Balele - 7 mm, Somwarpet - 34.2 mm, Shanivarsanthe - 13.8 mm, Shanthalli - 81.2 mm, Kodlipet - 22.4 mm, Kushalnagar - 12.8 mm, Suntikoppa - 23 mm.

Flood alert

Heavy rainfall in the district has led to the excess inflow of water into Harangi reservoir and only 9.6 feet height is left for the water to reach the brim. Hence, the Kushalanagar Harangi Rehabilitation Section has given flood alert to the people living the low lying areas of Harangi reservoir.

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