Rain batters Kalasa, Mudigere

Srimangala receives 160.2 mm rainfall in last 24 hours

Rain batters Kalasa, Mudigere

After giving a break for a day, monsoon continued to lash across Kalasa and Mudigere on Wednesday.

Mudslide and damage to roads has been reported in Kalasa and Mudigere.

Having unable to spray bordeaux mixture to check fruit rot disease affecting arecanut, the farmers are in despair.  Coffee estate was damaged following a mudslide near Kallane on Kalasa-Haluvalli road.

A kitchen in government lower primary school collapsed following heavy rainfall at Sabli in Banakal hobli. Houses have been partially damaged at Bakki, Ausana, Lokavalli, Kanachur villages in Mudigere. 

With the increase in water-level in Doddalla, the bridge across the stream was flooded, thus disrupting movement of vehicles for two hours in Kundoor.

The tiles of houses flew with the gusty wind lashing Tharuve, Jaragal and Thripura. Electric poles have been damaged in several villages. A huge tree uprooted inside a coffee estate in Kithalegandi in Mudigere. With the threat of flood situation in Gonibeedu, the authorities had declared holidays for schools in the hobli. Hemavathi river is flowing to the brim in the taluk. Paddy fields have been inundated at Uggehalli. If rain continuers to lash, then paddy fields will be inundated at Daradahalli, Hyragudde and Kithlegandi.

Sringeri, Narasimharajapura taluk too recordered good rainfall. A house was damaged when a tree fell on it at Hagalanchi in Menase gram panchayat of Sringeri taluk. The taluk has received 125 inches of rainfall since January.

Kodagu

Monsoon intensified in a few hoblis in Kodagu district. With Kutta and T Shettigeri clusters receiving heavy rainfall, the authorities have declared holidays for schools in the cluster on Thursday.

Napoklu, Sampaje, Bhagamandala, Virajpet, Hudikeri, Srimangala, Ponnampet, Ammathi, Somwarpet, Shanivarasanthe, Kodlipete received good rainfall. A house was damaged when a tree fell on it, at Garagandoor in Suntikoppa.

Rain details

The district has received an average of 40.88 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. It was 7.12 mm rainfall during the corresponding period last year. The district has received 2,284.68 mm rainfall since January.

Rainfall received in hoblis are as follows: Madikeri Kasaba—13.2 mm, Napoklu—41.4 mm, Sampaje—7.8 mm, Bhagamandala—72 mm, Virajpet kasaba—39.6 mm, Hudikeri—44.2 mm, Srimangala—160.2 mm, Ponnampet—34.2 mm, Shanivarasanthe—47.6 mm, Shanthalli—70.6 mm, Kodlipete—45.2 mm and Kushalnagar—3.4mm.

Water-level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,854.75 feet. The inflow of water into the reservoir was 4,271 cusecs and the outflow of water was 2,866 cusecs.

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