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IMD sounds “Rain Red Alert” for coastal districts in K’taka; Many schools, colleges closed today

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Karnataka: IMD sounds rain red alert for coastal districts in Karnataka. Extremely heavy rains for next 2 days. Southwest monsoon is active across the country. Especially in the southern parts of the country, monsoon clouds are raining heavily. It has been raining heavily in Karnataka for the past several days. In this sequence, a warning of “excessive rainfall” has been issued in the coastal areas of the state on Thursday. After the warning issued by the IMD, several educational institute school-college has been closed today especially Anganwadi school in view of the security.

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Let us inform that the Indian Meteorological Department has predicted extremely heavy rains in the coastal areas for the next two days. More than 204.5 mm of rain has been predicted in Dakshina Kannada district. Due to incessant rains, a holiday has been declared in many educational institutions of Karnataka today. The district in-charge officials of Udupi, Kodagu, Hassan and Uttara Kannada have declared a holiday in Anganwadi schools and colleges.

Heavy rain have disrupted normal life in coastal areas and Malnad region of Karnataka. The rains have caused damages to houses, buildings, electric poles and properties in affected areas, also rivers have swollen due to the downpour, inundating agricultural fields and low lying areas.

Meanwhile it is raining heavily in many states of the country. Five people were killed and five others were missing on Wednesday in incidents of flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu and Shimla. Many roads including Firozpur-Shipki La National Highway-5 have been blocked in Jhakri in Shimla district. Electricity and water supply has also been affected in many areas. The Kullu administration has banned water sports and camping near rivers.

“I have held discussions with Deputy Commissioners of rain affected districts. Already rescue works are on and I have directed to take up relief work. Because of heavy and incessant rains houses and properties have got damaged in coastal districts and Kodagu, and the rains have continued,” Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday.

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He has directed the deployment of SDRF and NDRF to take up rescue works.

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