Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Ch'magaluru, Kodagu

Heavy rains disrupt normal life in Ch'magaluru, Kodagu

Normal life was disrupted by heavy rain that has been lashing the taluk for the last two days. Rains coupled with gusty winds have claimed properties in many areas of the taluk. Mudigere, Banakal and Bhairapura have received 228, 350 and 400 mm of rains respectively, as on Sunday.

Banana plantations in Phalguni, Bettagere, Kademadkal, Ghattadahalli and other areas have been destroyed owing to heavy winds.

Movement of vehicles was interrupted on Charmadi Ghat as more than 20 trees were uprooted on 16-km road stretch from Hand-post to Kottigehara. Also, Belur-Chikkamagaluru link road has been blocked.

Power supply is disrupted as around 120 electricity poles have fallen in Kasaba, Banakal, Balur and Gonibeedu hoblis. It is said that a minimum of four days is required to restore the power supply.

A garage belonging to one Punyamurthy in Mudigere town was damaged by heavy rains. A tree fell on a house, belonging to Ashok in Bakki village. As a result, the roof of the house was damaged.
Asbestos rooftops of Ekalavya residential school in Taruve, have been blown away by strong winds. Houses in Gowdahalli, Kottigehara and Banakal villages have also been damaged.

Water level in rivers has risen due to continuous downpour. As River Hemavathi is in spate near Gaddebayalu, low-lying areas such as Uggehalli colony, are at the danger of flooding.

In the wake of heavy rains, Tahsildar Sharadamba has declared holiday to schools and colleges in the taluk on Monday.


Heavy rains have also paralyzed normal life in Kalasa. Power supply has remained disrupted for the last three days. Road connectivity to many villages is lost due to uprooting of trees. Water level in River Bhadra and its tributary Somavathi has risen to danger level.
Kodagu district

Somvarpet taluk in the district has been witnessing heavy rain for the last five days.

Many villages in Kodlipet, Shanivarasanthe, Shantalli and Somvarpet hoblis are deprived of power supply. The supply of drinking water, too, has been affected.

People who had gone to the office of Sub-Registrar for registration had a tough time as there was no power supply. As many as 75 electricity poles have been uprooted affecting vehicular movement.

Sesk Assistant Executive Engineer Neela Shetty said that the problem with 33 KV electric line has led to the disruption of power supply in the town and the Sesk was involved in repairing the line.

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