The NDRF teams swung into action at the crack of dawn at 15 villages, including Moratagi, Tarapura, Byadgihala, Kamasagi and Kadani villages.
The NDRF has deployed two teams in Maharashtra, one each in Latur and Solapur to rescue people affected due to heavy rainfalls in the area.
The intensity of the rain increased on Sunday morning, bringing vehicular movement to a grinding halt in Kalsanka, Kaup, Kodavoor, Pernankila, Alevoor and some areas in Manipal.
Belagavi district has the highest number of 14 taluks that have been declared flood affected, while the least is in Chamarajanagara and Mandya with one taluk each.
Heavy downpour in the last 24 hours wreaked havoc in several parts of Belagavi city. Several houses across the district were damaged partially or completely due to the rain.
Despite large-scale destruction the floods often cause on both sides of the border in Maharashtra and North Karnataka, the state government has failed to find a lasting solution.
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As on Sunday, Cauvery and Krishna rivers were flowing above the danger mark, and the sluice gates of the dams were opened.
Mallapura, Gonuru, Belaghatta and other tanks in the district have received good amount of water for last several days and are overflowing.
In 2019, Karnataka witnessed one of its worst floods due to heavy rains in neighbouring Maharashtra, resulting in release of large amounts of water from the dams.
The recent floods that ravaged the state, including the Malnad districts, have damaged a number of schools.
Restoration works gained pace as it stopped raining throughout the district; some sheltered in relief centres left for their relatives’ houses.