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The Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka bordering Maharashtra has received 541 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours breaking all previous records. 

The state Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa held a video conference with the Deputy Commissioners of rain affected districts today. Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre has said that heavy rainfall alerts are issued in 412 locations in the district. 

The major reservoirs in Krishna basin have received 22 TMC and five TMC water in Cauvery basin in a single day. Excessive inflow in the upper catchment of Krishna river has led to flooding in low lying areas. As per Met department the situation may aggravate as incessant rain is likely to continue for the next three days.

In Uttara Kannada 12 Taluks, 79 villages and over 11000 people are affected by very heavy showers killing two people due to drowning. Another two people are missing. The rain has damaged nine houses completely and 54 houses partially in the district.  Over 3770 persons were evacuated from low lying areas and over 3000 persons have taken shelter in 53 relief camps.Due to rainfall, 143 kms roads, 22 bridges, seven schools, 145 electric poles and five transformers were damaged. 

In total five teams of NDRF are stationed in the state, out of which four teams are moved to Uttara Kannada district. SDRF teams too are being moved to Uttara Kannada. Lanslides have been reported in Uttara Kannada and one such landslide at Artibail ghat has caused severe damage to NH 52.  Orange warning is issued in Belagavi and Dharwad districts.



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