Rains pound Mysore, Mandya dists

Rains pound Mysore, Mandya dists

Rains pound Mysore, Mandya dists

Heavy rains, accompanied with thunder and lightning, on Sunday late night brought down several trees and caused severe damage to houses, giving sleepless night to the residents of H D Kote.

Revenue department officials, who inspected inundated agricultural lands have estimated the loss to be more than Rs 1 crore and have submitted a report to the government.

The downpour, which lasted for more than two hours, left several electric poles uprooted, and banana crop destroyed.

The loss at Konanahundi and Bochikatte villages has been estimated at Rs 50 lakh. About 200 coconut trees and 175 arecanut trees have been uprooted.

Maize and cotton crops on more than 12 acres have been destroyed. Soil has accumulated on hundreds of acres of land, where cotton seeds had been sown, rendering it useless.

The bund on the Taraka Left Bank Canal has been damaged, cutting connectivity to Boodanur village. Zinc sheets and roof tiles of several houses have blown away due to the intensity of the winds at Tiger Block, Itna Colony, and other areas.

Chilli, soybeans and tomato that were grown in Antarasanthe and Pampapura hoblis have been washed away. Electric poles have come down and huge trees uprooted on the Hunsur main road near Annuru village, disrupting vehicular traffic.

Many roads have been washed away and rainwater has inundated several areas. Water was seen overflowing at Vishwanathaiah Colony and Shivaji Road.

In Srirangapatna

The downpour has left several trees uprooted and electric poles collapsed at various places in the taluk.

Four poles in Allapatna, three in Subbanakuppe, two in Neelanakoppal and one in M Shettihalli collapsed.

Transformers were affected at Melapura, KRS and Mahadevapura. Electric cables snapped as an eucalyptus tree fell on the them, said Cesc Assistant Engineer Madhusudhan.

While the town experienced 17.1 mm rainfall, KRS and surrounding areas experienced 18.1 mm.

However, there was no crop loss or severe damages, according to Grade-2 Tahsildar Basavaraja H Chigari.