Floods in Karnataka: Karnataka Disaster Management Authority (KDMA) sources said that 515 animals lost their lives and 4,782 people were shifted to 36 relief camps set up by the district administration. Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Friday called for a review meeting with flood-affected district deputy commissioners and senior officials through videoconferencing.
The funds would be released soon for the necessary compensation and rehabilitation after the district in-charge of visiting the respective areas and giving reports, CM Yeddyurappa said.
This is the third wave flood in the state in the last three months. The NDRF team rescued people in the floodwaters of Haragadde and Karalagadde after the water was released from the dam. Due to the rising level, the water is released from the dam across the Krishna River. Bidar and Vijayapura district authorities have started relief camps for people affected by the floods. The Central Water Board has been alerted that the Bhima river water level is rising at the Diongan bridge in Afzalpur taluka of Kalaburagi and it is “crossing the danger level through it,by evening”.The commission said the declining water levels of the Cagna Malkhed River in Kalaburagi district were alarming.