Karwar: Heavy rains have been pouring for the past two days in Uttara Kannada districts. Reports show that four people have died and officials have rescued more than 100 people. Over 7,000 people have been evacuated and are placed in different camps.
The rivers Kali, Gangavati, and Aghanashini are all flooding and it has submerged all of the lowland regions. The Revenue, Police, Fire and Nodal Officers from various departments are taking care of the people. Teams from the Coast Guard, Navy, and SDRF were on the scene. The NDRF arrived on the scene as well.
Rains have wreaked havoc in the villages of Kalache, Malavalli, Barsalu, and Kodasalli in the Yellapur taluk. Due to landslides, many farmers have lost their lands. According to Uday Holla, a farmer in Kalache, a landslide destroyed his one-acre arecanut estate. If the rain continues, he will lose his home as well. Many villages were affected by landslides. The extent of the damage is yet to be ascertained. Majority of villages have lost power supply and road access.
On Saturday July 24, District In-charge Minister Shivaram Hebbar visited affected places of the district and promised Rs. 5 lakhs in compensation to the families of those who died.