Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu bear the brunt of floods | Live updates

Parts of southern States continued to witness monsoon fury on Monday with Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka bearing the brunt with flooded streets, overflowing rivers and loss of lives

Updated - November 22, 2021 05:34 pm IST

Published - November 22, 2021 12:51 pm IST

Several areas in Bengaluru’s north and north-west parts were battered by heavy rains on Sunday evening.

Several areas in Bengaluru’s north and north-west parts were battered by heavy rains on Sunday evening.

The swelling Chitravathi, Papagni and Penna rivers continue to pose a threat at various places in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. The State Ministers and MLAs of flood-affected Chittoor, Kadapa and Nellore districts are staying in the region to monitor rehabilitation and relief operations.

The Karnataka Government has estimated the extensive damage in South-Interior Karnataka region due to untimely rains in November in which 24 persons have died and crops on 5 lakh hectares have been destroyed.

Meanwhile a central team is visiting parts of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry today to assess the rain damage. The seven-member team plans to visit 12 affected districts in Tamil Nadu and the Union Territory this week.

Here are the latest updates :


Unseasonal rains and dam submerge hopes of Kudru residents in Mangaluru

Unseasonal rains as well as the barrage-cum-bridge at Adyar Padavu across Netravathi river appear to have dashed the hopes of Pavoor Uliya Kudru residents who used to build a makeshift footbridge after every monsoon to reach the mainland, at Adyar on NH 75.

Members of around 40 households in Kudru (a river island) pool in money and get some donations to build the footbridge every year. Initially, they had spent about ₹15 lakh for steel pipes and wood planks under the guidance of Fr. Jerald Lobo, parish priest of Infant Jesus shrine on the Kudru. While boats are the only option to cross the swollen Netravathi during the monsoon, they conceptualised a makeshift bridge when rains recede. They would dismantle the bridge during the monsoon. This was after government agencies failed to address their demand for a permanent bridge.



Excess rains in Karnataka

Region-wise NorthEast Monsoon Rainfall Pattern 2021 shows that 27 out of 31 districts in Karnataka have recorded 'large excess' rains.


₹500 crore for repair of roads and bridges: Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on November 22 said ₹500 crore will be released for repair of roads and bridges that have been damaged due to incessant rains and floods in different parts of the State and instructions have been issued for immediate disbursal of compensation for those whose houses have been damaged.

"₹500 crore will be released for the repair of damaged roads and bridges, I have instructed immediate release of ₹1 lakh (first instalment) to those whose houses have been fully damaged, and also to release money for those whose houses have been partially damaged," Mr. Bommai said.

Speaking to reporters here, he said the survey of crop loss is being taken on a war-footing and as and when the report gets uploaded to the designated app, compensation will be released.

The Chief Minister will be travelling to rain affected parts of Kolar district and Hoskote in Bengaluru rural district, later in the day. — PTI

Andhra Pradesh

Miraculous escape for 30 passengers in Hindupur

Thirty women passengers in a private bus had a miraculous escape from getting washed away in the heavy water flow at Kotturu tank in Hindupur when the vehicle was crossing a causeway on Monday morning. 

The water flow steered the vehicle off the cement road and one front wheel was dangling in the air giving some anxious moments to passengers and onlookers on both sides of the causeway. With the help of locals, all the women on the bus were brought to safety.

All the inmates of the bus were women working in a garment manufacturing unit at Tumukunta on Hindupur outskirts.



Central team visited at flooded area in Varadhrajapuram in Mudichur at Tambaram on Monday



Election Commission allows ministers to travel and review rain damage in the State

As the State is grappling with untimely rain that has caused extensive damage to public infrastructure, crops and lives, the Election Commission of India has allowed the respective department Ministers to travel and review the rain damage in districts.

Amid criticism from the Opposition over Ministers taking part in election related work but not rain related relief work, the Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday had said that the Government had sought permission from the Election Commission to allow ministers to hold review meetings with officials.


Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to visit flood hit areas

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai is set to visit some of the flood-hit regions close to Bengaluru today. He has visited villages in Hoskote on Monday morning and will visit Kolar later in the day.

The Chief Minister has promised to do city rounds soon to inspect rain damage. In the emergency meeting held on Sunday night, orders were issued for Rs. 25 lakh for each zone or BBMP. A zone-wise survey has also been ordered.



Police, fire and emergency service personnel deployed

Many residents are still trapped, and rescue efforts are on, said emergency personnel.

120 rescue personnel have been deployed in and around Yelahanka for rescue operations. Four rubber boats and two tractors have been deployed for service.

Personnel distributed essentials like milk, candles and water to residents. According to the police, even health workers from the BBMP have been deployed to help in rescue operations.



Water gushing out from Singapura Lake flooding the residential layout surrounding the lake



Manyata Tech Park flooded; Yelahanka faces the brunt of rain fury


Yelahanka battered by heavy rains

Several areas in Bengaluru's north and north-west parts were battered by heavy rains on Sunday evening. Apart from flooding basements of several apartments, rain water inundated several homes in many localities in Yelahanka zone and parts of Mahadevapura zone.

According to initial reports, the Singapura lake, Amanikere lake, and Allalasandra lake have overflowed and transformed roads in the vicinity into rivulets. Several apartments were marooned, with residents unable to get out of their homes.

Water from the Amanikere lake flooded Kendriya Vihar in Yelahanka. Residents claimed nearly four-feet water was stagnating in the basements of all eight blocks of the apartment complex. Residents were rescued in rafts by the personnel from the Fire and Emergency Services, on Monday morning. The power supply to the complex has now been cut off.


24 rain-related deaths in Karnataka

The State Government has estimated the extensive damage in South-Interior Karnataka region due to untimely rains in November in which 24 persons have died and crops on 5 lakh hectares have been destroyed.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who held an emergency meeting on Sunday night, has ordered a joint survey to assess the exact extent of damage.



Citizens take out rally demanding basic amenities

Tired of their appeals for basic amenities falling on deaf ears, residents of Green Villae and Junnasandra, which come under Mahadevapura Assembly constituency, took out a protest rally on Sunday.

Scores of residents, young and old, walked on slushy roads, carrying placards and raising slogans demanding better amenities.


Andhra Pradesh

AP-Transco begins to assess flood damage

Restoration of the inundated 132 kV sub-stations tops the list of priorities the AP-Transco has for bringing normalcy in the flood-hit southern districts of the State.

With Energy Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy and AP-Transco Chairman and Managing Director N. Srikant constantly reviewing the situation, a team rushed to the districts to assess the damage as well as to illuminate the flood-ravaged areas.

AP-Transco Director K. Praveen Kumar, who inspected one such 132 kV sub-station in Tirupati on Sunday, immediately sat for a review meeting with Kadapa zone Chief Engineer S. Sriramulu, APSPDCL Superintending Engineers K. Chalapathi (Chittoor region) and K. Srinivas (Nellore circle), AP-Transco Superintending Engineer (Tirupati circle) N. Pratap Kumar, and Superintending Engineer (civil) V. Narasimha Kumar.


Andhra Pradesh

Railway link between A.P. and Tamil Nadu snaps

Rail link between Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu snapped as the Indian Railways cancelled trains in many sections due to breaches and damage to tracks caused by heavy rains and floods.

As a result, passengers were stranded in many stations, including Vijayawada, Nellore, Eluru, Gudur, Tirupati, and other places in the Vijayawada and Guntakal divisions on Sunday.



Several trains were cancelled due to rain and floods, in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh



Vehicles wading through the stagnated rain water at Demellows Road, and North Usman Road



Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner with Central team visited rain affected areas



Rains at Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar


Sharp showers lash several parts of Chennai

Rains lashed several parts of Chennai city from early hours of Monday, November 22, 2022 and led to  waterlogging in areas  that were returning to normalcy after an intense rainspell during early November.

In its nowcast bulletin at 9 a.m., the Meteorological department has forecast light to moderate rains over Chennai, Chengalpattu and Tiruvallur for the next one or two hours.


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