Neelappa, an LIC agent, has to travel six kilometres from his native Puloor village on the banks of river Tungabhadra to reach a makeshift shelter in a rice godown because of the flood fury. There are at least 2,000 others like him here.
And on top of that, there are close to 600 cattle that will spend the night with them at the same place.
No government relief package of food or safe water has reached the place.
"We have to drink rain water as there is no other option. There is not even crocin available here," said Neelappa.
The darkness in which man and cattle will spend the night here is only a symbolic indication of the mood of the people whose meagre belongings have been washed away by the floods.