Thursday, January 27, 2022

Heavy rainfall reported in nine districts of Karnataka

In Karnataka, heavy rainfall was reported from Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Kodagu, Belagavi, Haveri, Chikkamagaluru, Dharwad, Hassan and Davanagere districts. The Indian Coast Guards conducted a day-long rescue operation in the flood-hit Uttara Kannada district and rescued a total of 90 lives of local populace from Khargejoog village by Rescue Team-1 and the Rescue Team-2  rescued 10 people from Bodojoog island


The Revenue Minister and Vice-Chairman of Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority  Ashoka said that many areas in Uttara Kannada district were hit by heavy downpour and Dogri village in Ankola taluk witnessed a record 541 mm of rainfall and many areas in Sirsi taluk reported 400 mm of rainfall. The Minister said that 13 major reservoirs in the state have storage of 561.42 TMC water, which is over 65 per cent of total storage capacity. Due to landslides on NH 75, vehicle movement between Hassan and Belur was blocked for some time. AIR correspondent reports that due to the incessant rainfall in catchment areas in the upstream Maharashtra heavy inflow is seen in the Krishna basin creating flood like situation in the downstream.


The Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar has instructed health officials to take all precautions to prevent outbreak of any disease in the flood hit regions of the state. He issued instructions that disinfectants must be sprayed in flood hit regions and educate the people about a potential outbreak of diseases. The officials were told to pay special attention to vulnerable segments such as senior citizens, pregnant women and children. He said that free masks and sanitisers must be distributed to people in flood relief camps. Necessary measures were suggested to prevent chikungunya and dengue.


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