Karnataka Rains: Red Alert Issued in Kodagu District, Schools and Colleges to Remain Closed for Two Days
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Bengaluru, August 8: The flood situation in parts of Karnataka remained grim on Thursday as heavy rainfall continued to lash the state since the last few days. Reports inform that as many as 26,000 people have been evacuated and five people have been killed in rain-related incidents in the past three days. According to a tweet by ANI, schools, colleges, and Anganwadi in Kodagu district to remain closed on 8th and 9th August in view of red alert announced by District Authority due to heavy and incessant rainfall.  Karnataka Rains: 10,000 People Evacuated From North Karnataka, 53 Relief Camps Set Up.

Government schools in Belagavi turned into rehabilitation centres where the flood-hit people shared their rooms with the livestock. Meanwhile, the track restoration work underway in Mengaluru on Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat section in Siribagilu area where a landslide occurred due to heavy & incessant rainfall. According to latest updates, over 90 people have been  evacuated and sheltered in relief centers due to flooding in Madikeri area following heavy rainfall. Karnataka Rains: Landslide Hampers South-Western Railway Services.

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The rescue teams, including personnel from Fire and Emergency, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Army, moved people from flood-affected areas to safety. Owing to incessant rains in the southern states, the floodgates were opened in the dams in neighbouring Maharashtra and barrages and reservoirs in Karnataka, where road and rail links remain hit following incessant monsoon rains. Floods in Maharashtra, Karnataka: Over 1,000 Indian Army Personnel Deployed in Affected Areas.

According to reports, parts of north and coastal areas along with the Malnada region continued to reel under heavy downpour. Regions including Belagavi, Bagalkote, Vijayapura, Raichur and Yadgir had been battered by the floods, torrential rains threw life out of gear in Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Mangaluru, Kodagu, Hubballi-Dharwad, Karwar, Hassan and Shivamogga. Belagavi, Bagalkote and Yadgir bore the brunt of the heavy downpour and water released from dams on Krishna River and its tributaries.