Flood-like situation in Karnataka; NDRF undertakes rescue operation

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Heavy rains for the past four days wreaked havoc in some parts of north Karnataka causing inundation, crop loss and damage to houses.

 

Flood-like situation has occurred in parts of Karnataka following heavy rainfall in the state.

The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) has initiated various rescue operations in the affected areas.

On Wednesday, two NDRF teams were sent to Karnataka to carry out the rescue operations.

The incessant rainfall has led to a rise in the water level of Sonna Barrage in the Gulbarga District of Karnataka. Over 2 lakh cusecs of water have been discharged from the Sonna Barrage into the Bheema river.

"2,23,000 cusecs of water discharged from Sonna Barrage into Bheema river in Afzalpur, Kalaburagi district, following heavy rainfall in Maharashtra," said Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited on Thursday.

Heavy rains for the past four days wreaked havoc in some parts of north Karnataka causing inundation, crop loss and damage to houses.

Normal life was paralysed due to heavy rains resulting in in the overflowing of a major lake in Aland Taluk of Kalaburagi district. All major dams in the Cauvery and the Krishna basins are brimming and their floodgates were opened.

Meanwhile, a red alert has been sounded in Karnataka where ten districts continue to be pounded by heavy rainfall, as a deep depression in the Bay of Bengal crossed the coast in Kakinada

“Red alert has been sounded in 10 districts across the coastal, and northern regions of the state, as heavy rains are predicted to lash the area over the next 2-3 days due to low pressure and strong winds,” a Karnataka Meteorological Department official said.

Kalaburagi, Yadgir and Bidar were the severely affected districts as small streams were in spate with many lakes overflowing and inundating villages.

In Chincholi taluk of Kalaburagi district, the stop-gates of Nagarala and Chandrampalli lakes were opened, flooding nearby villages.

In Yargol village of Yadgir district, water gushed out of weir of the lake, resulting in damage to crops and water-logging.

With inputs from Agency

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