Karnataka rains: Red alert declared in Three districts; Belagavi faces flood threat

In Kodagu, the district administration announced holiday today for colleges, schools, and Anganwadis

A red alert has been declared in three districts of Karnataka after the Indian Meteorological Department IMD predicted extremely heavy rain, ranging above 204.5 mm in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada.

There is panic situation in several taluks of Belagavi bordering Maharashtra as the neighbouring state has released over 25,000 cusecs of water into Krishna river that flows into Karnataka.

On Wednesday, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai held discussions with the Deputy Commissioners of rain-affected districts and directed the officials to take up immediate relief measures in the regions where rain have wreaked havoc. He further said that because of heavy and incessant rain houses and properties were damaged in coastal and Kodagu districts. He has also directed the deployment of SDRF and NDRF to take up rescue works.