Heavy rains throughout a number of districts in Karnataka, particularly areas close to the coast, have led to water degree rising within the rivers. The state authorities has opened the gates of an enormous dam in Uttar Kannada district to launch water and keep away from flooding the banks of the Kalinadi and Kadra rivers.
The water degree in lots of rivers is above the hazard mark. Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, who’s being handled for COVID-19 an infection in a hospital, has launched Rs 50 crore for preliminary flood reduction work amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The districts that noticed heavy rains are Kodagu, the place the favored vacationer vacation spot Coorg is situated; Gokarana, one other common beachside vacation spot; Chickmangaluru, the place the picturesque Jog falls that’s among the many tallest waterfalls in India is situated; Hassan and Mysuru, 145 km from state capital Bengaluru.
The coastal districts of Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have been badly hit, with the adjoining Kodagu district additionally bearing the brunt of heavy rains. Belgavi, which borders Maharashtra, and different northern districts are additionally badly affected.
More heavy rains and thundershowers have been forecast within the state.
Several areas in Kodagu, the supply of the Cauvery river, are flooded. Landslides have been reported from the Goa-Karnataka border.
“Red alert has been announced in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Chickamagalur, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Hassan due to heavy rainfall in the region from last two-three days,” mentioned CS Patil, director of India Meteorological Department.
Last 12 months additionally, Karnataka was hit by floods – and the primary process of Mr Yediyurappa as he took over from the Congress-Janata Dal Secular coalition authorities – was to journey to the districts to supervise flood reduction work.
In neighbouring Maharashtra, heavy rains introduced Mumbai to a standstill on Wednesday. The climate workplace has forecast extra rains as we speak, although the state of affairs has improved a bit and suburban trains are operating.
In Kerala, the IMD mentioned “very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall” is anticipated until August 9. It has warned of heavy rains particularly in Wayanad and Kozhikode.