More than 100 residents evacuated in Dakshina Kannada

11:17 AM, Friday, August 9th, 2019
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NetravathiBantwal :  Netravathi water level reached the danger mark in Bantwal, over 80 people from Sunnada Goodu area were evacuated to the ganji kendra at Sharada High School in Panemangaluru late on Thursday.

They were shifted as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, Veena B.S., president, Kollamogaru Gram Panchayat in Sullia taluk, said that 25 persons from eight families in Kalmakaru village were shifted to the ranga mandir at Kalmakaru Government School on Wednesday evening.

It is because the hill on the upper reaches of their houses had developed cracks during heavy rain last year. They were shifted as a safety measure in case if it resulted in landslips now, she said.

Rajesh N.S., vice-president, Subrahmanya Gram Panchayat, said that water from the Kumaradhara river entered five houses in Noochila on Thursday.

More than 20 persons from 12 houses in Kulkunda and Noochila areas near Kukke Subrahmanya have shifted to the houses of their relatives, friends after water entered their farmland.

“The panchayat is ready to accommodate them in the Kukke Subrahmanya temple building if they want to return from houses of their relatives, friends and arrange food for them,” he said.

A team of NDRF has been camping in Kukke Subrahmanya for rescue works. Many trees have fallen along the Sullia-Guthigar-Kukke Subrahmanya Road disrupting traffic movement. The Darpana Theertha river in Kukke Subrahmanya is also overflowing.

Water level in the Netravathi at Bantwal touched the danger level of 8.5 m following rain in the Western Ghats.

Water level in the river course at Uppinangady stood at 30 m against the danger level of 31.5 m.

Water level in the Kumaradhara at Uppinangady, where the Netravathi and the Kumaradhara merge, stood at 25.6 m against the danger level of 26.5 m.

The water level in the Gundia river near Disha Hydel Power Project was 4.8 m against the danger level of 5 m.

Senior officials have been camping in places likely to be affected by floods. At least four trees were uprooted in gusty winds in Boloor, near Mangaladevi temple, on Wednesday night. A house was partially damaged when a tree fell. None was injured.

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