More Than 400 Houses Damaged - The New Indian Express

More Than 400 Houses Damaged

Published: 10th May 2014 08:41 AM

Last Updated: 10th May 2014 08:55 AM

Rains continued to lash the state on Friday. In the last one week, the pre-monsoon rains have damaged over 400 houses and destroyed standing crops in several places.

The Meteorological Department has predicted that the rains will continue in the interior parts of both north and south Karnataka, while in other areas it is likely to be scanty.

“There will be heavy rainfall only in isolated areas in the state. The low pressure created on Thursday has moved away from Karnataka, resulting in the reduction of rainfall,” B Puttanna, IMD Bangalore director, told Express.

More than 350 houses have been either partially or fully damaged in Chikkodi taluk in Belgaum in the last eight days.

Low-lying areas in Belgaum city were inundated and power supply was disrupted across Belgaum district.

The rains have, however, raised the water levels in wells and borewells in the region.

Nearly 54 houses reportedly collapsed after heavy rains lashed Hubli taluk. According to tahsildar V H Kotabal, nine houses collapsed in Hubli town alone. 

In Davangere district, close to 25 houses partially collapsed.

According to Deputy Commissioner Anjan Kumar, the district registered rainfall of 45.1 mm on Thursday night, damaging crops and killing cattle.

In Gulbarga district, horticulture crops such as mango and vegetables have been damaged.

The local Horticulture Department office has written to the government requesting them to assess the extent of crop loss.

The district received 1,184 mm rainfall between Thursday and Friday night.

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