Landslides were reported in Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru districts.

Fresh landslides in Malnad region of Karnataka Charmadi Ghat road blockedThe landslide near the railway tracks near Kukke Subrahmanya in Dakshina Kannada.
news Rains Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:34

A landslide occurred near the railway tracks near Kukke Subrahmanya in Dakshina Kannada district late on Wednesday night. The Fire and Emergency Services and Civil Defence teams were rushed to the spot to clear the path on Thursday morning. 

Landslides also occurred along the Madikeri-Mysuru Road and the Kudremukh-Karkala Road. The landslide on the Kudremukh-Karkala route was cleared on Wednesday.

Landslides were reported at Charmadi Ghat on Wednesday at the third and tenth curves, and two trees were uprooted on Tuesday, blocking the path. The road remains shut for now.

Similarly, at around 8 pm on Wednesday, fresh landslides occurred at Kalur in Kodagu district. Smaller landslides also occurred at Mukkodlu, Hattihole, Madikeri-Mangaluru highway, Sampaje, Gonikoppa and Siddapura in Kodagu. 

According to Kodagu Deputy Commissioner Anees Joy, the reconstruction work along the bridge near Hattihole, which had begun after the 2018 floods, was completely destroyed due to the fresh landslides. 

"In Siddapura, 20 forest dwelling families in Karadigodu Betta forest were shifted to the Karadigodu primary school. The forest area was flooded and so was the village downhill. Over 200 families have been evacuated to five relief camps," Anees Joy said. 

Deputy Commissioner of Dakshina Kannada, Sasikanth Senthil said that 14 flood-prone areas in the district are being monitored and the people dwelling near overflowing rivers have been advised to move to relief camps in case of flooding. The DC said that residents of Dakshina Kannada can contact the helpline 1077 to file a complaint regarding flooding. 

The rains also continued to lash Uttara Kannada district in northern Karnataka where more than 16,000 people have been evacuated. Around 8,000 people are camped in 61 relief camps opened in the district. 

Holidays have been declared for schools and colleges in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu, Shivamogga, Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada districts. 

Control room numbers

Belagavi control room: 0831-2407290

Dakshina Kannada control room: 0824-2442590

Vijayapura control room: 08352-221261

Udupi control room: 08202-574802

Bagalkot control room: 08354-236240

Uttara Kannada control room: 0838-2229857

Raichur district control room: 08272-221077

Kodagu control room: 08532-226383

Yadagiri control room: 08473-253771

Hassan control room: 08172-261111

Shivamogga control room: 08182-271101, 08182-267226

Chikkamagaluru control room: 08262-238950

State emergency operations center: 080-1070,080-22340676

WhatsApp: 9008405955

Fire and emergency services

Flood control room: 080-25573333

WhatsApp: 9513749080

 

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