Heavy rain since Sunday threw life out of gear in many parts of Arkalgud taluk. A couple of tanks breached and fields are flooded.

Paddy fields extending to 13 acres at Petemachagowdanahalli in the taluk were flooded. Madihalli, Abbur and surrounding villages are the worst hit. A bridge to Abbur village has been damaged.

The Revenue Department is yet to assess the extent of loss. A. Manju, MLA, visited some rain-affected villages on Monday. He told the people he would make efforts to get them compensation for losses incurred.