Heavy rainfall predicted till August 8 in Coastal Karnataka, IMD issues red alert

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a red alert in Coastal Karnataka and predicted heavy to extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places across the state till August 8.

 

Heavy rain was witnessed across several parts of Karnataka on Wednesday, throwing life out of gear in districts in southern, northern, and coastal regions.

As per the report, 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.

Normal life in many parts of Hassan, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga has been badly hit following incessant rain since the last four days. 

Many villages have lost road connectivity after hundreds of trees have been uprooted.

According to ‘The Hindu’ news report, Interior parts of Kodagu have been disconnected due to disruption in transportation caused by overflowing rivers and rivulets, while uprooted trees and electricity poles have blocked the roads in many parts of the district. 

Around 20 families have been evacuated to a relief centre in Virajpet. The Cauvery was overflowing at Triveni Sangama and road connectivity linking Bhagamandala with Madikeri and Napoklu was disrupted.

The weather bureau has predicted extremely heavy rainfall in other southern states including Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the next four to five days.

 

With inputs from The Hindu

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