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Rain hits K'taka, CM pulls up officials over preparedness

The Dakshina Kannada administration put the district on ‘Red Alert’ on Tuesday following which the schools and PU colleges were closed.

News Arena Network - Bengaluru - UPDATED: July 9, 2024, 02:23 AM - 2 mins read

Torrential rain hits K'taka, CM pulls up officials over preparedness

Rain hits K'taka, CM pulls up officials over preparedness

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah asks officials to make ways for tackling flood-like situation in the state.


Torrential rains continued to lash Udupi district on Tuesday disrupting normal life.

 

Belthangady, Sullia and the ghat section of the Gundya-Shirady sector continued to receive heavy rains on Tuesday which led to traffic snarls on various stretches, officials said.

 

Several low-lying areas in Karkala, Kundapur, Thekkatte, Hirgana, Basruru, Barkuru, Nitturu, Kaup and Udyavara were still under knee-deep water and roads were either blocked or rendered unmotorable.

 

The Dakshina Kannada administration put the district on ‘Red Alert’ on Tuesday following which the schools and PU colleges were closed.

 

A part of the National Highway 66 between Puttur in Udupi and Kolalagiri Road also witnessed waterlogging.

 

As a result of the waterlogging, a car driver reportedly misjudged the depth of the water on the road and drove straight into a bog nearby and the vehicle got stuck on the Kannarpady-Kadekaru link road in Udupi rural police station limits.

 

Officials said all four persons in the car got out safely. The vehicle which was stuck in the water was later recovered by Fire department personnel with the help of local people.

 

Dakshina Kannada district which experienced heavy to very heavy rain on Monday, saw rainfall activity continue on Tuesday with places like Mangaluru, Puttur, Bantwal.

 

Taking note of the situation, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said more than 20 lakh people residing in 2,225 villages in Karnataka are estimated to be affected by floods and landslips every year and instructed senior officers to identify the rain-impacted villages for providing permanent relief measures.

 

Siddaramaiah directed the expeditious settlement of compensation as per SDRF norms for families whose houses and crops were damaged due to rain this year.

 

In 27 districts, 177 taluks and 1,247 gram panchayats have been identified as prone to floods. Task forces would be formed in each gram panchayat. 

 

 

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