Heavy Rains Will Continue In Karnataka For Next 4-5 Days: Meteorological Department

Karnataka continues to remain on the edge after metrological department predicted more rains for the next 4-5 days.

Close to 48 people have died due to the flood fury and 5.82 lakh people evacuated. About 3.27 lakh are currently residing in 1,168 relief shelters.

Union Minister Amit Shah on Sunday conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in Belagavi district along with Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

The India Meteorological Department have predicted heavy downpour in coastal, central and southern regions of the state for the next 4-5 days, and have issued a red alert.

Officials said that 2,694 villages were affected due to floods in the state.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced an assistance of Rs. 5 lakh each to those who have lost their houses completely in the floods and landslides, to take up construction work.

CM BS Yediyurappa also estimated the total loss between Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 50,000 crore and therefore requested the centre to immediately grant Rs. 3,000 crore.

With the situation improving, search for those gone missing and efforts to reach out to those who need to be evacuated would gather more speed.

Source : Various