Heavy rains in Maharashtra and Western Ghats region floods bordering Karnataka, alert raised in 7 districts
The monsoon mayhem over Maharashtra and the Western Ghats has resulted in the swelling of rivers in Uttara Kannada and Belagavi region leading to floods, death and devastation. As per State Disaster Response Force, 3 people have been killed and 2 are reportedly missing. Red and orange alerts have been issued to a few districts in the state.
Three deaths, two missing, houses collapsed, homes inundated, streets flooded, knee-deep water in agriculture fields and landslides and more devastation is what Karnataka's Uttara Kannada, Belagavi and few other districts witnessed due to heavy rains.
According to Commissioner at Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority, Manoj Rajan the devastation is not as much as it is in neighbouring state Maharashtra.
One person died due to a house collapse in Chikkamagaluru district, two drowned in Uttara Kannada and two more are missing.
The state has witnessed its dams in these belts receiving a heavy inflow of water. Due to heavy rains, ghat region Krishna and Kali rivers and their tributaries swell resulting in several bridges and villages being submerged.
Due to this, the transport system has been severely impacted. As many people were stuck, the NDRF, SDRF and other agencies have been pressed in for rescue operations and have been put in different camps.
In Uttara Kannada's Karwar, Indian Coast Guards were deployed for rescue operations. The authorities have issued a red alert to Coastal Karnataka districts like Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and hilly regions Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan, and Kodagu which may witness heavy to very heavy rains for a few more days. The North Karnataka districts like Belagavi and Dharwad have been issued orange alert.
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