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Rain Hits Normal Life in State

Heavy rain continued to pound many parts of the state on Wednesday, affecting normal life in some districts. Schools and colleges remained closed in Kodagu and Chikmagalur districts.

Published: 24th July 2014 07:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th July 2014 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

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BANGALORE: Heavy rain continued to pound many parts of the state on Wednesday, affecting normal life in some districts. Schools and colleges remained closed in Kodagu and Chikmagalur districts. Kodagu district received an average rainfall of 49.8 mm on Wednesday against 34.63 mm on the same day last year. In Chikmagalur district, Sringeri and Koppa taluks received 132.4 mm and 102.9 mm rainfall respectively, said to be the highest in the recent past. Incessant rain in the catchment areas in the district caused floods with the Tunga river overflowing near Sringeri and the Bhadra overflowing near Balehonnur and Magundi. Flood alerts were sounded in Nanjangud town and Davangere district. Davangere DC Anjan Kumar instructed tahsildars and revenue officials to ask the people residing on the banks of the Tungabhadra to move to safer places as the river had risen beyond the danger level. Rainfall in Shimoga, which was moderate for the last couple of days, picked up on Wednesday. In Dharwad district too, the strong revival of monsoon brought much needed respite to the farmers.

 



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