Sunday, September 19, 2021

Heavy rain continues to lash several parts of coastal Karnataka and Malnad region; Madikeri-Mangaluru highway blocked due to minor landslides

Heavy rain continues to lash several parts of coastal Karnataka and Malnad region. The Madikeri-Mangaluru highway was blocked due to minor landslides. Karwar streets were waterlogged due to the heavy downpour. The outflow from Harangi reservoir increased to 8000 cusecs. Sea erosion was reported from Karwar, Majali and Kumta. Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Shobha Karandlaje held a virtual meeting from New Delhi, with deputy commissioners of Udupi and Chikmagalur districts via video conference.

They were asked to take up relief measures in places affected by rain. Karnataka Met department Director C S Patil has informed that Orange alert is sounded in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Chickmagalur, Shivamogga, Hassan and Kodagu where very heavy rainfall is forecast till tomorrow. Yellow alert is sounded in Belagavi, Dharwad, Haveri, Bidar, Kalburgi and Chamrajnagar where isolated heavy rainfall is forecast today.

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