Rains wreak havoc in Gadag, Bellary

Water gushes into low-lying areas; bridges submerged

Rains wreak havoc in Gadag, Bellary

Heavy rains disrupted normal life in Nargund taluk of Gadag district on Sunday. Hospet and Kampli in Bellary district also received good rains.

Rains pummelled Nargund town and surrounding villages for about two hours on Saturday night. Water gushed into houses in low-lying areas in Byranahatty village washing away household articles. Lack of stormwater drain aggravated the misery.

 The residents of Janatha Colony were put to trouble with rain water entering their houses. A gruel centre was set up at a nearby government school late in the night. 

Bellary

A majority of the water bodies in Hospet taluk of Bellary filled to the brim following copious rains across Hospet taluk on Saturday night. Heavy rains coupled with thunder lashed parts of the taluk on Sunday also. Movement of vehicles between Hampi and Chinnapura came to a halt as the road was submerged. 

Power supply was affected in some parts of Hospet town. Water gushed into slums and low-lying areas of SC Colony, Ranipet, Patel Nagar and Basaveshwara extension. Hospet recorded 58 mm of rain while it rained 38 mm in Kammapura hobli.

 Mariyammanahalli hobli received the lowest rainfall of 13 mm. There have been no reports of any casualities. The inflow into Tungabhadra reservoir increased to 41,479 cusecs due to good rains in catchment areas. The reservoir has 100.85 tmc of water and water is being released into the river through 20 crest gates.

Kampli taluk in Bellary district received good showers on Sunday noon. The bridge connecting Hampi and Hospet was submerged disrupting movement of vehicles. Farmers were seen struggling to drain water stagnated in their lands. The villages in Kampli hobli have been without power for the past one week.

A 19-year-old youth was struck dead by lightning in Gonal village of Kampli taluk. The incident occurred when Manjunath had been to his farm land to irrigate paddy cropsThe bridge across River Hagari at Raravi village in Siruguppa taluk is under water for the past three days snapping road connectivity. Vehicles bound for Mantralaya, Tirupati, Vijayawada are taking a circuitous route.

Bagalkot

The district has been receiving good rains for the past one week. Farmers have heaved a sigh of relief with tanks and ponds filled to the brim. While the downpour has come as a boon for sugarcane, onion and tur crops, it has affected the standing crops of greengram and sunflower. Badami has received 10.4 mm of rain, Guledagudda (38.8 mm), Hungund (41 mm) and it has rained 45 mm in Amingad.

Koppal

Parts of Koppal district received heavy rains on Saturday night. The showers, which started at 11.30 pm, continued late into the night. Several ponds and tanks overflowed in many villages of the taluk due to the copious rains.

Shimoga

Rains receded in the district on Saturday. While it drizzled in Shimoga city, rains took a break in Sagar, Theerthahallli and Hosanagar taluks. The inflow to Linganamakki reservoir decreased to 9,413 cusecs. The water level in the reservoir is only four feet short of its maximum capacity. The water level in Bhadra reservoir has went up to 185.11 feet. Six thousand cusecs of water is being released into the river through four crest gates of the reservoir.

Uttara Kannada

There have been reports of scattered rains across the district. It drizzled in Karwar, Bhatkal, Honnavar, Kumta and Ankola. However, fishing boats did not venture into waters owing to high air pressure in the Arabian Sea. 

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