Rains hit normal life in districts

Rains hit normal life in districts

Heavy rains continue to lash Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru on Monday and threw normal life out of gear. 

In the last five days, Kalasa has received 24 inches of rainfall. The Mudigere taluk authorities have decalared holidays for schools and colleges on Tuesday. As a precautionary measure, holiday has been declared for schools in Virajpet taluk of Kodagu district on Tuesday. 

Increase in water level

With heavy rainfall lashing, the water level in river Bhadra has increased. The arecanut trees have been uprooted while coffee plants have been damaged in the estates. With the falling of trees on 33 kv line on Balehonnur-Kalasa, the power supply has been disrupted for the fourth day. The Mescom has promised to supply power by Tuesday. 

In fact, all the shops remained closed in Mudigere as people could not get out of the house due to rain. The coffee estates had declared holidays for labourers. The power supply in Mudigere taluk has not been restored for the last two days. The paddy saplings kept ready for harvesting in Jannapura, Bettadamane, Uggehalli, Horatti, Badavanadinne have been washed away in water. 

The water level in Hemavathi river has reached the road in Bakki. If rain continues, then there is danger of affecting the movement of vehicles. Several houses in Mahatma Gandhi layout in Banakal has been inundated in water. About 18 houses have been collapsed in the taluk. 

In the last 24 hours, Kottigehara has received 324.6 mm rainfall. Several houses and electric poles have been damaged following heavy rain in SOmwarpet. The house of Chandre Gowda was damaged at Kibbetta. Two houses were damaged when silver tree fell on it, at Kambibane. 

31 houses damaged

Huge trees had fallen in Shanivarasanthe and Kibbetta and disrupted the movement of vehicles. A total of 31 houses have been damaged in the district and the estimated loss Rs 7.74 lakh. Bhagamandala has received highest of 20.1 cm rainfall followed by Madikeri — 18 cm, Napoklu—10.5 cm. The water level in Harangi reservoir has stood at 2,816.35 feet. The inflow of water to the reservoir was 2,293 cusecs. 

Landslide at Charmadi 

The woes on Charmadi Ghat stretch continue to haunt the travellers on Monday following landslide and uprooting of the trees on the stretch. A lorry remained stranded on the second curve in Belthangady limits owing to technical glicth and created traffic block for more than four hours. 

A huge tree fell on the stretch at Malayamarutha and disrupted the movement of vehicles for one hour. The vehicle users cleared the tree and facilitated the movement of vehicles. The land slide on the stretch also created problem.

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