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Karnataka received 279% more than normal rainfall

Karnataka received 279% more than normal rainfall
Karnataka received 279% more than normal rainfall
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According to sources an analysis of the heavy rainfall reported Karnataka received 279% more than normal rainfall between August 3 and 10, the highest recorded in the state in 118 years and the rainfall led to 'unprecedented' floods and landslides in 21 of the 30 districts in the state, which took the lives of 61 people while 15 are still missing. 

Karnataka received 279% more than normal rainfall

Furthermore confirmed an official from the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) that the heavy rainfall led to a high inflow of up to 6 lakh cusecs of water into the Krishna river, leading to floods in the northern Karnataka districts of Belagavi, Bagalkot, Raichur and Yadgir. "The inflow is one of the highest recorded in the state,"  and the disaster body is preparing a detailed report on the rainfall in the state this month. The statistics related to the rain was confirmed by KSNDMC. 



Moreover Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa apprised Prime Minister Narendra modi about the floods in Karnataka and appealed for funds to be released immediately from the Central government. Perhaps the damage due to the floods has been estimated at Rs. 40,000 crores and also heavy rains caused floods and landslides in the three coastal districts Uttara Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada and in four Malnad districts Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Shivamogga and Hassan.


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