KARNATAKA

Rain fury abates in Kodagu; four rehabilitation centres closed

Staff Correspondent

Loss in the district has been estimated at Rs. 49 crore



Power supply situation remains grim in

remote areas

Kodagu has experienced an average rainfall of 1,655.08 mm from January 1 to July 20



Madikeri: Rain fury came down in Kodagu on Tuesday, but an uneasy calm prevailed in affected areas as floodwater started receding.

Several trees have fallen and landslips occurred, and staffs of agencies concerned are clearing the debris. Power supply situation remains grim in remote areas, and efforts are on by Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation authorities to restore the supply despite inclement weather.

Waterfalls in many places, including those on the Karike road, have come alive owing to the rains.

Eleven rehabilitation centres were opened in various parts of the district to shelter the flood-affected people since the rain intensified earlier this month. As many as 721 people were rehabilitated in these centres. Four centres were closed following easing up of the situation on Monday and 430 people sent back to their homes.

The centres at Cheriyaparambu near Napoklu in Madikeri taluk, Kondangeri and Gonicoppa in Virajpet taluk, and Nellihudikeri in Somwarpet taluk have been closed.

Thirty-six families, comprising 150 people, were put up in the Government Primary School in Cheriyaparambu, 60 members of 15 families were accommodated in the Government Model Primary School in Kondangeri, 120 people from 33 families were put up at the Gonicoppa Government Model Primary School and 100 people from 25 families were accommodated in the Government Model Primary School at Nellihudikeri.

As many as four persons, including a woman, have died in the recent rains in Kodagu. Six cattle head have died, amounting to a loss of Rs. 60,000, in different parts of the district. The loss estimated by the Kodagu district administration, as on July 21, has been put at Rs. 49 crore.

Damage to roads and bridges under the Panchayat Raj Engineering Wing owing to rains has been estimated at Rs. 23.41 crore and loss to Madikeri City Municipal Council has been put at Rs. 3.87 crore.

Rainfall

Kodagu has experienced an average rainfall of 1,655.08 mm from January 1 to July 20 against 958.69 mm during the corresponding period last year.

Shantalli hobli recorded 84.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours while Talacauvery recorded 32.80 mm and Bhagamandala received 26.80 mm rainfall.

Water-level in the Harangi reservoir on Tuesday morning was 2,857.36 ft against the full reservoir level of 2,859 ft. Inflow recorded on Tuesday was 6,192 cusecs.

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