Bhima waters inundate 10,000 homes in Kalaburagi district


River Bhima, which had been wreaking havoc alongside its course downstream at Afzalpur, Jewargi, Chittapur, Shahabad, and Kalaburagi taluks in Kalaburagi district for the previous 5 days, continued to devastate on Sunday.

In accordance with info offered by the district administration, the typical discharge of water from Sonna Barrage remained at eight lakh cusecs. Experiences reaching the district headquarters late within the night indicated a continuation of the destruction of standing crops and inundation of 1000’s of homes in over 157 villages. As per the district administration’s estimation, round 10,000 homes had been flooded until Sunday night. In accordance with a media bulletin launched by the district administration, 20,024 folks from 57 flood-prone villages have been shifted to safer locations. As many as 140 reduction centres had been working as on Sunday night. No lack of human life has been reported.

As per the Central Water Fee (CWC), the water stage in Bhima measured at Deongaon bridge, located near the Sonna Barrage, for the primary time since 2006 breached the hazard stage (404.5 metres) and highest flood stage (407.34 metres) late on Friday. It hit 409 metres at 9 a.m. on Sunday. The water stage is predicted to cross 410 metres within the instant future.

An organization of Indian Military that arrived from Secunderabad late on Saturday joined groups of the Nationwide Catastrophe Response Power, State Catastrophe Response Power, fireplace personnel and native police of their rescue and reduction operations. The 98-personnel firm was divided into three groups and deployed within the flood-hit Afzalpur, Jewargi, and Shahabad taluks.

Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jyothsna, zilla panchayat CEO P. Raja, and Extra Commissioner of Public Instruction Nalin Atul visited the Sonna Barrage and different flood-hit areas and took inventory of the scenario.

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