Karnataka is once again being hit by heavy rain and floods. Earlier this monsoon, in August, the state had seen devastation by floods that left 80 people dead - and there has barely been time to recover from that.
North Karnataka districts including Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri and Bagalkote have been badly hit, as they were last time too.
The Malnad region was also affected including Chikmagalur and Shivamogha districts, which saw a huge amount of rain.
An orange alert has been issued for Kodagu district. The rivers in all these regions, including Krishna river, are in spate with water entering houses and flooding fields. Roads have been severely damaged affecting connectivity.
Dr Geeta Agnihotri of the weather office told NDTV that the rain was due to the northeast monsoon, which set in over Tamil Nadu on October 17. In addition, different weather systems in the Arabian Sea, between Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu and off the Tamil Nadu coast, were adding to the rainfall. The rain is expected to continue for at least another couple of days.
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