Flood ravage continues

Flood ravage continues

Showers subsided in the state on Thursday, but the flood situation continued to be grim in some parts. PTI file photo

Showers subsided in the state on Thursday, but the flood situation continued to be grim in some parts.

Though intensity of rain subsided in Kodagu district, the flood situation continued. As Napoklu, Talacauvery and Bhagamandala received heavy rain on Wednesday night, villages on the banks of River Cauvery face the threat of flood. Several trees have been uprooted in coffee estates. The uprooting of electricity poles has disrupted power supply in the villages.

The bridge at Bolibane on the Napoklu-Moornadu stretch has been inundated. As many as 18,334 cusecs water was released from Harangi reservoir. As a result, a bridge across Harangi river at Yadavanadu is inundated. The Kushalnagar-Harangi-Somwarpet road is closed due to the flooding.

The district administration has warned tourists and local residents not to go for swimming in rivers and rivulets and have asked the residents not to cross the river using wooden bridges.

A 22-year-old man was washed away in River Kapila at K Belthuru in H D Kote taluk, Mysuru district.

Following heavy rain, holiday was declared for schools and colleges in Mudigere taluk, Chikkamagaluru district on Thursday. Rivers Hemavathi and Bhadra are in spate.

Good showers were reported from Mundgod taluk in Uttara Kannada district, from morning to afternoon. The rains receded elsewhere in the district. The meteorological department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea as high tides are expected.

Heavy to mild rains lashed parts of Belagavi district. The showers were reported from Belagavi, Khanapur, Bailhongal and Kittur taluks.

Water inflow into River Krishna and its tributaries from Maharashtra increased to 70,052 cusecs on Thursday, leading in two more low-lying bridges in Chikkodi taluk getting submerged in the river waters and taking the total number of bridges submerged to six.

Catchments of river Krishna and its tributaries Doodhganga and Vedganga have been receiving heavy rains in Maharashtra that has led to ncreased inflow in the rivers.

Increased inflow of water into River Ghataprabha resulted in the Shinglappur bridge-cum-barrage on the outskirts of Gokak town getting partially submerged in river water, affecting movement vehicles and pedestrians.

In Uttara Kannada district, many incidents were reported of people having to shift bodies of the dead, in knee-deep water.

Light showers were reported in Hosapete city and other parts of the taluk in Ballari taluk in the morning. There were rains in Chikkaballapur and Kalaburagi too. 

With the torrential rain continuing to lash Mudigere and Sringeri taluks, the authorities declared holiday for schools and colleges in Mudigere taluk.

Electricity poles were uprooted, disrupting power supply in rural areas. With the monsoon intensifying, the water-level in river Hemavathi increased drastically.

As coffee estates declared holiday for coffee labourers, Mudigere town wears a deserted look. Rain continued to lash Kalasa hobli.

A 60-year old woman Kallamma died when a compound wall collapsed at Belalamakki layout in Sagar town of Shivamogga district.

Holiday has been declared for schools and colleges in Thirthahalli taluk on July 13 and 14.

Agumbe received rainfall of 168 mm and Thirthahalli 107.02 mm. 

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