Heavy rain in Sringeri, Sharada Peetha premises flooded

A flooded area in Sringeri.

A flooded area in Sringeri.   | Photo Credit: - Special Arrangement

Heavy rains continue to lash many parts of Chikkamagaluru, throwing normal life out of gear.

The district administration has declared holiday for schools in Sringeri, Mudigere, Koppa and N.R. Pura taluks of the district.

Many parts of Sringeri town and the Sharada Peetha premises are inundated following heavy rains throughout the night on Wednesday. The parking yard, one of the dining halls and the road leading to Narasimha Vana on the Sharada Peetha premises are flooded. Devotees who visited the temple had a tough time.

Many houses in the low-lying areas are flooded and the residents have been forced to remain indoors. Many residents are busy shifting bags of areca-nut and other agriculture products kept in their houses.

As per the records from Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell, 68.5 mm of rainfall was recorded in Sringeri at 6.15 a.m. on Thursday.

The overflowing Tunga has cut the road connectivity between Sringeri and Karkala. Superintendent of Police K. Annamalai told The Hindu, “The road is in a low-lying area. It is submerged in Tunga water, forcing the vehicles to stop. As it has been raining heavily it takes some time for the water level to come down”.

Similarly, parts of Koppa, N.R.Pura and Mudigere taluks have also received heavy rains. The rain gauge at Gudde Thota in Koppa taluk recorded rainfall of 71.5 mm at 7.15 a.m. on Thursday. The road connectivity between Kalasa and Horanadu has been disturbed as the Bhadra is overflowing.

Chikkamagaluru received an average rainfall of 32.3 mm against the normal 8.5 in the 24 hours before 8.30 a.m. on Thursday. Since January 1 the district has received 332.4 mm of rainfall, while the normal was only 93.7 mm. The highest rainfall of 196.8 mm was recorded at Nemmar in Sringeri taluk.

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