Karnataka: Extremely heavy rains batter coastal districts, Malnad
The IMD has forecasted heavy rainfall in many parts of Karnataka during the next 4-5 days.
Heavy rains along with gusty wind have been reported over the last two days in coastal and Malnad region of Karnataka.
Heavy rainfall in the Brahmagiri range of Kodagu district has created a flood threat in the area. According to the district administration, Bhagamandala in Madikeri has reported 170.5 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Triveni Sangama at Bhagamandala is also full.
Due to heavy rain in the region, the inflow of water to Harangi Reservoir has increased. Already 5,500 cusecs of water is released into Harangi river from the reservoir.
Meanwhile, Mangaluru, Udupi and Bantwal taluks also reported heavy rain and winds which have uprooted many trees and electric poles. Chikmagalur district in the Malnad region has also reported heavy rainfall in the last two days. Heavy downpour was reported in Koppa, Sringeri, Narasimharajapura, Mudigere taluks in Chikmagalur district.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday (August 4) has forecast heavy rainfall in several parts of Karnataka. "Isolated very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall likely over South Interior and Coastal Karnataka during next 4-5 days", IMD said in a press release.