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Karnataka floods: KSRTC resumes all services to Kerala

Karnataka floods
Karnataka floods

The update depicts that The death toll in Karnataka rose to 48 on Monday evening. Despite heavy rain and floods as rescue operations continued throughout the day.

As per the report from the state government, Belagavi district remains to be the worst-hit, with 13 deaths recorded so far. Kodagu has reported at least 8 deaths, while the toll in Uttara Kannada is 4. Twelve people are missing.

The number of flood-hit talukas across 17 districts of the state has risen to 86. As many as 1,224 relief camps now provide more than 3.93 lakh people. Till 6 pm on Monday, approximately 767 animal deaths had been registered.

Aerial survey report

Union Home minister Amit Shah conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas and reviewed flood relief measures with senior officers.

Senior officers of the rank of Additional Chief Secretary have been designated as nodal officers in drought-affected districts to supervise relief operations. 58 probationary KAS administrators have also been deputed to flood-affected areas.

Rescue operations conducted by more army & NDRF teams

More teams from the NDRF, Indian Army, SDRF, and others followed rescue operations. While 19 NDRF teams are on duty, 17 columns of the Army, 2 teams of SDRF, 5 teams of Indian Coast Guard and 2 teams of the Indian Navy are at work. Five helicopters — four from the Indian Air Force and one from the Navy — have been deployed, and a team from Garud Commando Force is leading operations in Kodagu district.

Several landslides have been reported from Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Chikkamagaluru and Uttara Kannada districts due to heavy rains. Traffic movement is disrupted on 136 major roads (NH, SH and significant district roads) due to floods and landslides.

Karnataka state road transport corporation cancels operations

The KSRTC canceled over 420 services on Sunday due to roadblocks as the vehicles got stuck in various roads. To assist the transport of relief materials to the needy, the KSRTC has provided more than 20 vehicles. All services to destinations in Kerala were restored on Monday as KSRTC operated over 25 buses to help people reach their destinations in the neighboring state.

4.07 lakh cusecs water reaches Belagavi from Maharashtra

As of 6 pm on August 11, 4.07 lakh cusecs of water was reaching Belagavi border from Maharashtra. The water level at Alamatti dam and Narayanapura are 517.96 and 489.53 meters while the full reservoir level is 519.6 and 492.25 meters respectively.

Weather forecast

As per the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNMDC), scattered light to moderate rains are likely in north interior Karnataka till August 15. The Belagavi district is most likely to receive scattered to fairly widespread with moderate rainfall during the same timeframe. Coastal and Malnad regions are likely to receive extensive with moderate rains, and isolated places in these areas are most likely to receive heavy rains till August 14, as per the forecast.

In what is seen as a relief, rainfall has reduced over north interior Karnataka and coastal and Malnad regions. Water has started to recede in many districts, and the flood situation has improved.

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