“Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy directed state Chief Secretary T.M. Vijaya Bhaskar to rush relief materials and a team of doctors to Kerala, reeling under heavy rains and flash floods. Kumaraswamy also called on his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan and discussed the flood situation in that state. He also offered more relief material and aid to the affected people across the state” said the statement.
The state government has also agreed to Kerala’s request to release 75,000 cusecs of water from Kabini reservoir in Mysuru districts to tackle the flash floods caused by excessive backwaters across the border in Kerala.
The death toll in the incessant rain-related incidents has risen to 26 and there are reports on large-scale damage occurring at various places in Kerala. The worst-affected districts in coastal and north-eastern areas of Kerala include Idukki, Malappuram, Palghat, Kozhikode, Wayanad and parts of Kannur.
relief camps have been opened in Thiruvananthapuram, Alappuzha, Idukki, Ernakulam, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Kannur while one hundred control rooms have been opened in flood-hit districts in the state.
Rains in some parts of the Karnataka Kodagu and parts of Mysuru district of Karnataka have been receiving torrential rains and authorities have issued a flood alert for Mysuru while heavy vehicles have been restricted from plying on the Madikeri-Mangaluru highway.