Two persons were injured and crops, electric poles and houses were damaged following heavy rain in Hassan, Channarayapatna, Sakleshpur, Arkalgud and Belur taluks on Friday.
The duo was injured when a tree fell on a house in Hanumantapur village and they have been admitted to a government hospital in Hassan.
Gusty winds damaged asbestos and tiled roofs of houses and cowsheds in Belur and Channarayapatna taluks. Rain, that lasted for two hours, destroyed coffee and banana crop on over 50 acres in parts of Sakleshpur taluk.
Vehicular movement came to a halt for more than an hour between Channarayapatna and Mysore and Bangalore-Mangalore after a huge tree fell across the road.
Traffic flow on B M Road, Subash Square and Tannirhalla in Hassan was disrupted for a while when rain water gushed out of drains and clogged the main roads. Heavy rain had disrupted polling for an hour in parts of Sakleshpur and Belur taluks on Thursday.
Rain in Madikeri
Madikeri: Parts of Madikeri town and Somwarpet received heavy rainfall on Friday. In some areas, lightning damaged transformers, computers, television sets and other electrical appliances and power cuts were reported.