North Karnataka districts receive heavy rains; orange alert issued in Kodagu

The Kodagu district administration has declared an orange alert till October 23 and a yellow alert till October 24. Representative purpose only. Photo: PTI

Some parts interior parts of Dakshina Kannada (DK) and Udupi districts in the last three days experienced moderate to heavy rains even as north interior Karnataka including Belagavi and Shivamogga were badly affected by flooding, the Met department sources said on Tuesday (October 22).

The Kodagu district administration has declared an orange alert till October 23 and a yellow alert till October 24, official sources added.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rains throughout this week for most parts of the state. Heavy rains also lashed Belagavi, which is still recovering from the August floods. Several parts were inundated with water gushing into peoples houses.

Shivamogga experienced heavy rains and floods affecting many areas while the Met department has forecast more rains till Tuesday. Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts are also expected to get moderate to heavy rains, sources said.

Good showers were reported from a few areas along the coast and in the district during night on Sunday and Monday. Areas including Belthangady, Dharmasthala, Bantwal, Puttur and Venoor in DK district received good amount of rainfall.

In Udupi district, moderate downpour was recorded in Udupi, Kundapur, Kota, Kollur, Brahmavar, Karkala and other regions during night. Heavy rain was recorded in Hassan, Chikkamagalur and Kodagu districts on Monday.

(With inputs from agency)