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Unstable life: Torrential rains wreak havoc in Hassan district

Unstable life Torrential rains wreak havoc in Hassan district
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Hassan: Heavy rainfall and gusty winds due to the torrential rains have caused life to become unstable in the Malnad region. The areas of Belur, Sakaleshpura, Alur, and Arkalgud are experiencing continuous rainfall along with strong winds. The heavy rain is causing life to become unstable. Many places are facing soil erosion, house collapses, extensive damage to electric poles, and trees, resulting in massive losses due to this incessant rainfall.

Continuous rainfall has led to widespread power outages in many areas, with electric poles collapsing in several villages. In the Kalagane village of Sakaleshpura taluk, the strong winds caused a power pole to fall by the road, creating a dangerous situation for the villagers. In Hettur village, a tragic incident was reported from the house of where the house belonging to Kenchayya, was completely destroyed due to strong winds and heavy rainfall. Fortunately, no one was present in the house at the time.

For the past two days, there has been heavy rainfall in this region, creating an ideal environment for paddy cultivation and promoting a favourable atmosphere. However, due to the strong winds, life has become unstable for the people.

In the regions of Sakaleshpur, Chikkamagaluru, and Moodigere, there has been abundant rainfall resulting in a significant rise in the water levels of the Hemavathi reservoir. The inflow into the reservoir was recorded at 1208 cubic feet per second (CFPS), which has now increased to 2903.05 CFPS, with a water level of 21.729 TMC (Thousand Million Cubic Feet) being accumulated.

Due to the higher rainfall in various areas, the inflow into the reservoir has increased to 23142 cusecs, leading to the release of 200 cusecs of water from the reservoir.

Due to heavy rainfall in some parts of Hassan district, the District Commissioner Satyabhama has issued an order for primary and high schools in Sakaleshpura, Alur, Belur, Arkalgud, and Hassan taluks, as well as Anganwadi centres, to remain closed.

The Department of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for the next three days in the district. Due to this, the district-level officials have been advised not to take any leave and remain at their respective centres. In case of excessive rainfall, they are directed to be vigilant and take necessary measures promptly within their department’s jurisdiction.

The Police, Fire Services, Health, Panchayath Raj Engineering, and the WRD (Water Resources Department) have been instructed to coordinate with all departments to take necessary measures to prevent any possible damages caused by the heavy rainfall. The National Highway Authority and the Forest Department are also part of this coordinated effort.

School Leave: Considering the increased rainfall and the current situation, District Commissioner Satyabhama has granted leave to schools to cope with the losses. She has issued orders to adjust these leave days on other days to compensate for the missed working days.

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