Kodagu flood situation improved, landslides continued

Kodagu flood situation improved, landslides continued

Agency News

Madikeri/mysuru , Aug 16 : The flood situation in kodagu district little improved , but landslides due to last week’s rain havoc caused huge loss for the second year .

Though the kodagu which had not fully recovered from the devastation of last year triggered from floods and landslides, this year a number of hoses, plantations, farm fields many public and private properties have suffered extensive damage due to rain.
The kodagu district administration has done preliminary estimate of the loss based on the assessment conducted in the affected places by the revenue and other officials.
Deputy commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy said the district suffered losses to the tune of rs 700 crore , so far 4000 people trapped in the rain fury and floods had been rescued and housed in the relief centres. She said the first priority is to rehabilitate affected families , the district administration has taken all necessary measures in this direction, he said while the ndrf will continue its operation at thora in virajpet taluk where six persons continue to be missing .

Schools and colleges was opened from Friday with the rains and floods easing to a large extent except those whose buildings are being used as relief centres, out of 44 relief centres, at least 36 had been set up in school buildings.

The harangi bridge across cauvery river at kanive near kushalnagar town suffered damage when the river was in spate last week. madikeri mla appachu raan inspected the bridge following a dip in the water level and asked the authorities to restore it soon.
Meanwhile the district administration has moved the residents of Ayappa hill and Nehru nagar in Virajpet due to huge crack developed . Nearly 120 families have been shifted to relief centres . A 25 metre crack had developed on Ayappa hill. It has been filled with cement and sand and covered with plastic to prevent water seepage.

The inflow into the cauvery basin reservoirs continued to reduced further with level almost full in all the dams including Krishnaraja sagar reservoir in mandya district.
the krs level today touched at 124.80 feet with an inflow of 18500 cusecs while outflow 18300 cusecs. The kabini reservoir in mysore district level is 2283.63 feet against maximum level of 2284 feet. the inflow and outflow is 10100 and 8000 cusecs respectively.

The harangi reservoir in kodagu district level is 2857.53 feet against full capacity of 2859 feet with inflow of5800 cusecs and outflow 4350cusecs. Expect few persons in the relief camps in the district were returned to their villages and homes.
Meanwhile a 65 year old woman died of electrocuted while she was gone to check their houses at bidarahalli village h d kote taluk came into contact live wire . She has been identified as rajamma , along others was in the relief camps in the h d kote and only yesterday they have left to their villages her house collapsed due to rains. (UNI)