Cyclone Tauktae: 121 villages affected in Karnataka, eight dead

Eight individuals have misplaced their lives to date in the cyclone Tauktae-hit coastal and surrounding Malnad districts of Karnataka, officers mentioned on Monday.

According to a scenario report by Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority officers, until this night, 121 villages in seven districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Belagavi have been affected by the cyclone.

Among the 121 villages affected, a most of 48 are from Uttara Kannada district.

Among the eight deaths reported, two every are from Dakshina Kannada and Belagavi, and one every from Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga, officers mentioned.

While two deaths have been reported in Dakshina Kannada due to drowning in sea resulting from a tug being adrift, two died in Belagavi resulting from home collapse.

A fisherman who went to tie his boat died in Uttara Kannada died as he acquired hit by one other boat, whereas one particular person died of electrical mishap in Udupi.

One dying every had been reported in Chikkamagaluru and Shivamogga resulting from home collapse and lightning respectively.

Damage to 387 homes have been reported. Among them, 57 homes are absolutely broken and 330 are partially broken, the report mentioned. One animal loss has been reported from Dakshina Kannada.

A complete of 711 poles, 153 transformers, 9,203 metres of traces, 56.2 km of street, 57 nets and 116 boats have been broken, it mentioned, including that agriculture and horticulture crop losses haave been estimated in about 30 hectares and in about 2.87 hectares, respectively.

The Met division has forecast that thunderstorms accompanied by lightning with light-to-moderate spells of rain and gusty winds velocity reaching 30-40 kmph had been prone to have an effect on Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Kodagu, Belagavi, Dharwad, Chamarajanagara, Ramangara, Bengaluru Urban and Rural, Ballari, Chitradurga and Chikkaballapura districts.

Officials on Sunday had mentioned because the cyclone system was shifting additional north, in the direction of Maharashtra coast, the cyclone’s affect was prone to come down from Monday over the State.

Around 1,000 skilled personnel from the hearth drive, police, coastal police, dwelling guards, SDRF have been deployed in the three coastal and neighbouring districts for rescue and reduction operations, and NDRF groups have additionally been roped in.

Meanwhile, officers mentioned all 9 crew members stranded on tug ‘Coromandel’ have been rescued.

Indian Navy’s ALH helicopter has rescued 4 seamen stranded onboard the Tug which had run aground near the coast of New Mangalore, whereas 5 of them had been rescued by boat, they mentioned, including that they’re being offered medical therapy.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has thanked the Indian Navy and Coast Guard for the rescue operation.

In Mangaluru, Revenue Minister R Ashok advised reporters after a overview assembly with district officers that he has directed the Dakshina Kannada district administration to right away present Rs 10,000 to 182 households affected by the incessant rains attributable to Tauktae.

He mentioned 87 homes have been broken in the district, of which 63 have been partially broken. The authorities would offer compensation starting from Rs 1 lakh and Rs 5 lakh to the individuals to rebuild their homes.

The Minister mentioned he would go to Udupi, Bhatkal and Karwar on Tuesday and take steps to launch the compensation accessible below NDRF and SDRF funds.

The complete funds accessible for Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada was Rs 106 crore.

The deputy commissioners of the districts involved can use the accessible fund for street works and to supply reduction to the affected individuals, mentioned the Minister.

On the tragedy involving tub boat Alliance contracted by MRPL on Saturday, Ashok mentioned he has directed the Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner to type an enquiry fee to probe into the incident and submit an in depth report.

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