Heavy rains pound Davangere, Shivamogga

Heavy rains pound Davangere, Shivamogga
Normal life was crippled in Davangere as heavy rains accompanied with gusty winds and lightning pounded the city on Tuesday. Hundreds of trees were uprooted at Nittuvalli, PJ Extension, Chamarajpet and other localities, affecting movement of vehicles. Roads were waterlogged and rain water gushed into houses in low-lying areas. The city has been receiving rains for the past two days.

Banana, arecanut and coconut plantations were damaged at several villages of the taluk due to heavy rains.

Haveri
More than 15 houses collapsed across the district following heavy rains. A person was injured in Rattihalli of Hirekeruru taluk after an electricity pole fell on him. Hangal, Shiggaon, Bydagi and Ranebennur taluks too received heavy rains.

Uttara Kannada
Rains coupled with hailstorms lashed Mundgod in Uttara Kannada district. Several houses were damaged as trees fell on them. There were reports of copious rains in Siddapur, Sirsi and Yallapur.

Bagalkot
A 52-year-old woman was struck dead by lightning in Kutakanakeri village near Badami. The deceased has been identified as Ramavva Nandeppa Hugara. The incident occurred when she had taken shelter under a tree to protect herself from rains.

Mangaluru experienced moderate rainfall on Tuesday evening. The sky remained overcast throughout the day. The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall on the coast between May 19 and 23.

Parts of Chikkamagaluru district experienced rainfall coupled with lightning. Heavy rains lashed in and around Chikkamagaluru for more than 45 minutes. Chikkamagaluru and Mudigere also experienced hailstones. Sringeri and Koppa had experienced heavy rain on Monday night.

Shivamogga
Heavy rains accompanied by strong wind, lightning and thunder  lashed several parts of the district throwing normal life out of gear.

Sagar, Shivamogga, Shikaripur, Thirthahalli, some parts of Bhadravathi received good spell of rains. Sagar was the worst affected as roof tiles of several houses were blown away due to strong winds.

The movement of vehicles on Sagar-Anandapur stretch of NH-206 was disrupted for nearly four hours as branches of several trees were  uprooted. The vehicles were stranded on the road for hours together.

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