Rain in Kodagu, regular life disrupted


  • Landslides, falling bushes wreak havoc; Rivers, drains flowing above hazard mark
  • Homes crumble and occasional vegetation, seeds rot on account of extra moisture

madikeriIncessant rains over the previous week have triggered in depth harm to roads connecting necessary business cities Kodagu And for the third day in a row, regular life was disturbed.

The India Meteorological Division (IMD) has issued a crimson alert within the district and declared holidays for Anganwadis and faculties right this moment. As many roads are blocked, transport has been affected and buses are returning to their place to begin earlier than reaching their vacation spot.

Within the midst of rain, individuals are pressured to stroll by crossing the branches of fallen bushes on the roads. Timber have been uprooted and energy poles fell on account of sturdy winds, disrupting energy provide. Restore and restore work has additionally been affected on account of incessant rains.

Visitors motion has come to a standstill on Bhagamandla-Karike and Madikeri-Chetalli roads on account of landslides. The Bhagamandla-Karike street which is filled with pure springs, the place clear water flows on the street, is witnessing a powerful stream of water, mud and dirt on the roads, blocking the visitors. Being a mountainous space, many new waterfalls have emerged.

roads minimize

As a result of submergence of the Bhagamandla-Madikeri street at some locations, Bhagamandla is in peril of dropping contact with Madikeri. The Madikeri-Napoklu street has been blocked and several other homes have collapsed in Karnangeri, M. Badaga, Chembu, Urubailu and Bhagamandla villages.

Even the Murnad-Napoklu, Napoklu-Cheriyaparambu and Napoklu-Kondangeri, Bhagamandala-Iyengeri roads have been blocked because the Cauvery river is flowing on the roads. River water has entered houses in Kottamudi, Hodawada, Kondangeri, Nelliyahudikeri, Guhya and Karadigodu.

Workers of the Forest Division and Chamundeshwari Electrical energy Provide Company (CESC) are busy eradicating uprooted bushes or electrical poles all through the day. MLA KG Bopaiah, who had come to supervise street cleansing work on the Bhagamandla-Karike street, was stranded for over two hours as his automobile couldn’t transfer on account of a landslide. He might resume his journey solely after the particles was cleared.

Madikeri MLA MP Appachu Ranjan visited the Hodavada-Napoklu hyperlink street. The Madikeri-Chetali street was opened for visitors late final night after clearing the mud and particles. However heavy rains are persevering with, resulting in extra landslides.

Virajpet MLA KG Bopaiah inspecting the cleansing of fallen bushes on Karike-Bhagamandla street.

folks transfer out of houses

Cauvery river has crossed the hazard mark at Kushalnagar and greater than 20,000 cusecs of water is being launched from Harangi reservoir to Harangi river at common intervals. Because of this, many areas like Sai Format in Kushalnagar have been submerged.

Individuals have been seen carrying their home goods and valuables earlier than the water stage rose as it might launch extra water. They’ve taken refuge in kinfolk’ houses and lots of have additionally opted to remain in hostels and non secular establishments.

Incessant moist climate and relentless rains have resulted in rotting of espresso vegetation and in lots of locations the espresso seeds have fallen from the vegetation. Heavy seed drop and plant decay have been reported in estates at Birunani, Balele, Kutta and Ponnampet. Part of the Chhotangada Bose-owned espresso property in Birunani has been washed away on account of groundwater explosion. Now solely mud and uprooted vegetation are left right here.

An excavator removes fallen bushes and particles on Chetally Highway.

Rainfall Knowledge in Kodagu and its 3 Taluks

Through the 24-hour interval ending at 8.30 am right this moment, Madikeri Kasaba recorded 83.0 mm of rain, Virajpet Kasaba 53.2 mm and Somwarpet Kasaba 108.0 mm. Napoklu recorded 140.2 mm, Sampaje 87.0 mm, Bhagamandala 182.2 mm, Ponnampet 86.2 mm and Shanthalli 201 mm.

Madikeri taluk recorded a complete rainfall of 492.4 mm and a mean rainfall of 123.1 mm, Virajpet taluk 406.3 mm with a mean rainfall of 67.71 mm and Somwarpet taluk 506.6 mm and a mean of 84.43 mm. The district common is 97.74 mm.

Since January until now, Kodagu district recorded 2428.61 mm of rain, whereas the taluk recorded 1,883.27 mm of rain throughout the identical interval final 12 months. From January until now, Madikeri taluk recorded 3,534.81 mm of rain, as in comparison with 2,592.08 mm of rain throughout the identical interval final 12 months.

Virajpet taluk recorded 3,534.81 mm of rain as in comparison with 2,592.08 mm of rain throughout the identical interval final 12 months. From January until now, Somwarpet taluk recorded 1,923.82 mm of rain, as in comparison with 1,543.61 mm of rain throughout the identical interval final 12 months.



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