Rivers in spate, road traffic disrupted

Rivers in spate, road traffic disrupted

Rivers in spate, road traffic disrupted

 Incessant rain continued to lash Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikmagalur and Kodagu districts on Sunday. All major are rivers are in spate.

With the Kumaradhara flowing on the bridge that connects Subrahmanya, the movement of vehicles was disrupted, causing inconvenience to the devotees. Shops at Snanaghatta (bathing ghat) on the banks of River Kumaradhara in Subrahmanya have been flooded. 

More than 10 houses have been damaged in Ninnikan, Nekkilady, Kadaba and Kondemoola in Dakshina Kannada district. Three persons were injured when a hillock caved in on them at Manjanady in Mangalore taluk. Three electric poles were uprooted when a huge tree fell on a high tension wire at Jeppinamogaru in Mangalore. The movement of vehicles on Bantwal-Moodbidri road at Mandadi was disrupted for a few hours following a landslide. 

In the last 24 hours, Kadaba received the highest of 175.4 mm, followed by Puttur 163.1 mm, Bantwal 147 mm, Moodbidri 138.2 mm, Sullia 117.2 mm, Belthangady 112.6 mm and Mangalore 107.9 mm. 

Chikmagalur

Monsoon intensified in the Malnad part of Chikmagalur district. The plateau region experienced drizzle. Heavy rains lashed Chikmagalur, Koppa, N R Pura and Sringeri taluks. Agriculture activities have come to a standstill following heavy rain in Kalasa. But, the rain has brought relief from the scorching sun. All major rivers in the district are in spate. With River Bhadra flowing on the road, connectivity on the Kalasa-Horanadu, Kalasa-Kalakodu roads was cut off for a few hours. If the region continues to receive heavy rain, water-level in River Tungabhadra in Sringeri will reach the danger mark. As a precautionary measure, the district administration has ordered shops in Gandhi Maidan, Sringeri to shut down.

Udupi

The district recorded 117.86 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. A house was damaged in Karkala taluk. Sea erosion has intensified in Maravanthe and Kirimanjeshwara in Kundapur taluk. Some areas at Uppuru in Udupi taluk are flooded with rainwater.

Shimoga

Showers pounded Shimoga on Sunday, affecting vehicular movement in many parts of the district. Vehicles were seen plying with headlights on. People mostly stayed indoors. Heavy rains continued in the coastal and Malnad regions of Uttara Kannada district. Drains overflowed, inundating many roads. Markets were flooded, causing inconvenience to shopkeepers. Water levels have gone up in the Kali, Gaangavali and Aghanashini rivers.

There was heavy rainfall in Dharwad and surrounding areas on Saturday and Sunday.

Mysore region

Several parts of Mysore region recorded low-intensity rainfall during the day. The overcast conditions witnessed in the region during the past few days gave way to drizzles on Sunday.

Though all the districts in the region received rainfall on Sunday, the maximum was in Sakleshpur of Hassan district, which received 83 mm of fairly widespread showers. Belur received 41 mm rainfall during the day.

In Mysore district, maximum rainfall was recorded in H D Kote taluk, which received 18.5 mm.

Kodagu

With Bhagamandala receiving 24.5 cm rainfall in the last 24 hours, people were shifted to safer areas in a boat. 

The Bhagamandala-Madikeri and Bhagamandala-Napoklu roads have been flooded. There was four to five feet of water on the roads. Rain disrupted work on clearing boulders that caved in on the Bhagamandala-Talacauvery road.

Water has inundated a bridge at Balamuri in Moornadu. River Cauvery is overflowing at Bethri. In the last 24 hours, the district has received an average of 10.7 cm rainfall. The water level in Harangi reservoir stood at 2,834.71 feet and the inflow was 2,155 cusecs. 

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