Rains in Karnataka: flooded house, the inhabitants wade in the water | Video | bangalore
Heavy rains hit several parts of Karnataka, resulting in a flood-like situation in the north and south of the state. In Badakere village in Udupi district. In a video shared by news agency ANI, the village is flooded as residents are forced to wade through the waters or use a boat to reach their destinations.
Udupi is not the only coastal district that bears the brunt of the rains. Kodagu, Dakshin Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Shivamogga continue to be hit by rains causing damage to life and property, PTI reported.
Due to the downpour, rivers swelled, flooding agricultural fields and low-lying areas. Landslides were also reported in hilly areas of Kodagu and Dakshina Kannada districts. Schools and colleges have been declared vacation in most of these districts as a precaution.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday that a total of 12 people had lost their lives so far in various rain-related incidents since June 1 as torrential rains continued to hit several parts of State.
After chairing a meeting of district ministers and deputy commissioners from 13 rain-affected districts, Bommai said the rains would continue for another three to four days in various locations, PTI reported.
“Over the past three to four days, there has been more rain than normal in coastal, Malnad and inland areas of the state, causing damage to life and property. According to reports received , there were heavy rains and floods in 13 districts and 17 taluks in them,” Bommai said.
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The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team stationed in Mysuru has been deployed to Kodagu, the Mangaluru team will remain there and handle rescue operations in the surrounding areas, while the teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) were deployed in Karwar and Udupi.
He ordered officials to take measures to control and find a permanent solution to the sea erosion. A total of ₹735 crore is available from Deputy Commissioners of all districts to support relief works, he added.
(With PTI, ANI inputs)