More than 3,500 people rescued in flood and landslide affected Kodagu district, Karnataka:

  • Generally Flood means An overflow of a large amount of water beyond its normal limits, especially over what is normally dry land.
  • Three Common types of Floods:

.1. Coastal (Surge Flood)

2. Fluvial (River Flood)

3. Pluvial (Surface Flood)

  • Let’s have a look at the Flood facts, Effects of the Flood, Causes of the Flood
  • Lets Dive in to Karnataka state, More than 3,500 people have been rescued in flood and Major landslide affected Kodagu district It is one of the Natural Disasters Floods
  • A joint operation was launched by Dogra regiment of Indian Army and Karnataka Civil Defense volunteers to rescue people stranded in Somwarpet in Kodagu yesterday.
  • Government has taken Prevention measures Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s office said.”The Indian Army, Navy and other state and central agencies have rescued more than 3,500 people so far.”
  • 3,500 Resuced and shifted to 30 relief camps and efforts were on to reach the others who were on the top of the hill till Sunday noon.
  • About 300 people were rescued on Saturday, including more than 30 senior citizens and 50 children.
  • About 60 Dogra Regiment soldiers, 12 naval divers, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) officials, 525 fire service personnel and Home Guards are among those working on rescue operations.
  • In total, over 1,000 rescuers from state and central agencies have been engaged in the rescue operations.
  • Hundreds of volunteers from state capital Bengaluru and across the state have been gathering relief material, including dry food, water, milk, clothing and medicines, and distributing them to those in the temporary shelters in the district.
  • The water being released from Harangi reservoir in the district across Harangi river, one of Cauvery”s tributaries, has been adding to the flooding of towns and villages in the region.
  • Over the last 24 hours, the district received an average rainfall of 5.4 cm, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Few parts of the district received rain upto 11.5 cm.
  • Revenue Minister R V Deshpande has been overseeing the rescue and relief operations.
  • The state-run Karnataka State Road Transport Corp on Sunday resumed all its intra-state bus services towards Kodagu and Mangaluru and inter-state services towards Kerala.
  • The bus services were suspended over the past few days towards Kodagu, Mangaluru and flood-hit Kerala due to the landslips and damaged roads caused by the rains.
  • The South Western Railway”s (SWR) train services were, however, cancelled or partially suspended and diverted between Yesvantpur in Bengaluru and Kochuveli in Thiruvananthapuram, Mangaluru to Karwar in Uttara Kannada due to landslides and floods
  • The SWR on Sunday transported relief material including water, food, milk, clothing etc., for thousands of people living in shelters in neighbouring Kerala.
  • Revenue minister has assured them of providing assistance for rebuilding their houses. He has informed that an amount of 100 crore rupees for Kodagu and 50 crore rupees for Dakshina Kannada districts have been released for rescue and relief measures.
  • Union Minister Sadanand Gowda visited Sampaje, a border village between Kogadu and Dakshin Kannada. He informed that Jodupala has seen maximum damage due to rains where almost 200 houses have been damaged. The minister later met displaced people in three relief camps in Sampaje.