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Overnight heavy rains wreak havoc in Davangere

Around 2,000 houses damaged partially; 2 gruel centres to provide food and shelter until further arrangements are made.

Published: 26th September 2017 02:23 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2017 08:31 AM   |  A+A-

A woman standing in front of a shed which collapsed after heavy rainfall at SPS Nagar in Davangere city; (right) a partially damaged house at Neelamma garden near Davangere

By Express News Service

DAVANGERE: The heavy rains that lashed the Davangere city for nearly four hours with the thunderstorm on Sunday night created havoc and brought much losses to the people residing in low-lying areas in Old Davangere areas. Thousands of houses are damaged because of rains.According to Agriculture Department office sources, the highest rainfall of 103.7mm was recorded in Davangere hobli comprising of Davangere city.

Davangere taluk recorded 86.9 mm rainfall.It started pouring around 7pm on Sunday, accompanied by lighting and thunderstorms. The city had come to a grinding halt by 10.30pm. Knee-deep water at KSRTC bus stand forced the bus drivers to park the buses outside the bus stand till late night. The Fire force office and compound was filled with rain water. The rain water was being removed with help of jet pumps even on Monday afternoon as Express visited the office.

Chikkajajur records maximum 74 mm
Chikkajajur village registered highest rain for the day with 74 mm during the 24 hours that lasted on Monday morning. As per the weather predictions, district can expect some showers during the next 24 hours due to the low pressure formation in Bay of Bengal.

DC visits rain affected areas, assures help
The District Administration will take steps to provide relief and other facilities to those who suffered losses due to heavy rains in Davangere city, said Ramesh, Deputy Commissioner, here on Monday afternoon.Ramesh visited to many water-clogged areas on Monday and met people in old Davangere areas like SPS Nagar, SSM Nagar, Budhal road, SMK Nagar, Bethur road, Kumbaraoni, shekarappa Nagar, Neelamma garden, HKR Nagar and surrounding areas. Later, the DC said, as per preliminary reports, around 1,500 to 2,000 houses have been damaged partially. Mayor, deputy mayor, corporation commissioner and AC Siddesh accompanied DC Ramesh during his visit to the rain affected areas.



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