Rains have gone down across the state, but significant rainfall is forecasted for central and coastal Karnataka.

Karnataka floods Death toll reaches 40 rains reduce across state
news Floods Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 20:44

The death toll as of Sunday evening as a result of the floods in Karnataka is 40, and 14 people are missing. Belagavi remained the worst affected district, with 12 people dead and two missing. 

The hilly district of Kodagu has seen seven deaths, while there have been three deaths each in Shivamogga and Dharwad districts. The flooding in Uttara Kannada claimed four lives and Chikkamagaluru, Bagalkot, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada and Mysuru districts have seen two deaths each. One death has been reported in Haveri. 

A total of 5.81 lakh people have been evacuated, of which 3.2 lakh people are staying in 1,168 relief camps spread across 17 districts.

However, the worst seems to be over, with rain across central, coastal and northern districts of the state reducing considerably for the first time since August 4.  

The situational report prepared by the Chief Minister’s Office said that water has started receding in many districts and the flood situation has improved, although incidences of fresh landslides have been reported. 

The report also noted that rains would reduce further from Monday onwards in the northern parts. However, coastal and Malnad regions are likely to receive widespread moderate rains, with isolated places receiving heavy rains for the next four days.   

As of Sunday, four Indian Air Force choppers have been deployed in Belagavi, Mysuru and Raichur. One Indian Navy chopper is in Uttara Kannada. 

Local fire and emergency personnel, civil defence, 19 teams of NDRF, two teams of SDRF, three teams of Indian Coast Guard, one team of the Navy and the 12 columns of the Army continue the relief and rescue operations on the ground.

The CMO’s report said that real-time updates on reservoir levels and flood situation are being closely tracked by senior officers through a WhatsApp group. Clean drinking water, food and other relief materials are being provided in 1,168 relief camps, the CMO's report said.

136 major roads (National Highway, State Highway and major district roads) remain affected due to floods and landslides.

KSRTC bus services to Kerala (Kannur, Thalassery, Kasaragod, Thirthahalli, Horanadu, Udupi and Kundapura (Via Thirthahalli) remain cancelled.

Services from Sigandur and Kollur will be operated up to Sampekatte. Buses from Soraba, Anawatti will be operated up to Shikaripur. Buses from Udupi, Kundapura Bhatkala via Thirthahalli will be diverted via Hosanagara. Bengaluru-Mangaluru services will be operated via Mysore and Madikeri

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