Heavy rain pounds Kodagu, DK and Malnad districts

Heavy rain lashes Shanivarasanthe town in Kodagu district on Sunday. DH Photo

Heavy rain coupled with gusty wind lashed Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts on Sunday.

The inflow to Harangi reservoir went up following incessant rain in Somwarpet and Madapura. The dam authorities have asked the residents on the banks of the river to be cautious as there could be heavy discharge of water to the river. The rain also pushed up water level further in Rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanatheertha. There were reports of intermittent rain in Madikeri, Suntikoppa, Bhagamandala, Talacauvery and Napoklu.

In the last 24 hours (ending 8.30 am on Sunday), Bhagamandala received 107 mm rain followed by Madikeri—78 mm, Suntikoppa—46 mm and Napoklu—45 mm. The India Meteorological department has warned of intenstive rainfall in the next two days.

Coastal districts

On the other hand, rain coupled with gusty wind, lightning and thunder intensified in Mangaluru on Sunday evening. The sky remained overcast throughout the day. Naravi, Chitradi, Moodbidri, Kaikamba, Gurpura and surrounding areas received heavy rain. In the last 24 hours (ending 8.30 am on Sunday), Dakshina Kannada district received an average rain of 48.7 mm. Belthangady received highest of 71.7 mm rain followed by Sullia— 49 mm and Bantwal —43.3 mm.

A 65-year-old Bommayya Dasa was washed away while crossing a stream, at Madyarappu in Naravi of Belthangady taluk. Sea erosion intensified at Uppunda in Udupi. The traditional boats that were anchored beside the sea have been shifted to safer areas. Water entered low-lying areas at Moodanindabooru, Baidarkala in Udupi.

A landslide at Chennagondanahalli Cross in Chikkamagaluru taluk snapped road connectivity to Mullayyanagiri and Bababudangiri.

The PWD officials rushed to the spot and cleared the road for movement of vehicles by 5 pm. Due to weekend, a large number of tourists had arrived at Mullayanagiri and Bababudangiri.

There were reports of rain in Balehonnur, Koppa and Mudigere. The River Bhadra is in spate. Land slide at Basarikatte Kaimara in Balehonnur disrupted the movement of vehicles for a few hours. 

Sringeri taluk too received heavy rain with Kerekatte recording 173 mm of rainfall. Kappeshankara temple has been inundated following increase in water level in the River Tunga. 

Heavy rains continued to lash maland region on Sunday. Thirthahalli and Hosanagara received heavy rain throughout the day. Shivamogga, Bhadravathi, Sagara received good spell of rain intermittently. The rivers Tunga, Malathi, Kushavathi in Thirthahalli taluk and the river Sharavathy in Sagara taluk were are in spate. Shikaripura and Sorab also received good spell of rain.

Many parts of Mumbai-Karnataka and some parts of Hyderabad-Karnataka received good spell of rain on Sunday.

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