Karnataka: Amid COVID-19 pandemics, state’s Catastrophe Response Groups are on the prepared for floods

Amid Covid-19 pandemic, Karnataka braces itself for floods; Disaster Response Teams ready

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The Karnataka authorities is bracing alone for the possibility of floods throughout the condition, in crucial districts in both equally North and South Karnataka. On Thursday, the Indian Meteorological Division issued a crimson warn in Kodagu thanks to significant rainfall. The Disaster Reaction Teams in the point out have also been alerted in case, comparable flood-like scenarios crop up as they have finished in the last two decades. 

Even as the pandemic carries on to be on an uphill climb, the condition is also struggling with the troublesome possibility of floods and landslides.

SDRF and NDRF teams all set to act

Landslides and floods have come to be a yearly occurrence for Karnataka all through the months of July and August. In 2018, numerous pieces of Karnataka confronted a terrible effect of landslides and an overflow from the Harangi reservoir in Kodagu which devastated life and house. A very similar predicament arose in 2019 as perfectly.

This 12 months in 2020 nevertheless, it is really not just the risk of landslides that looms in excess of the point out. The COVID-19 pandemic only now appears to be reaching its peak in Karnataka. Therefore, the point out governing administration has been stretched to the restrict in attempting to address the a variety of concerns and problems plaguing the condition.

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July and August 2020 as a result, will be a seeking time for Karnataka. The Indian Meteorological Section has now issued a purple warn in Kodagu with large rainfall to be expected in the coming days. The notify comes as large rain is anticipated in the coming week and citizens have been asked to preserve warning even though stepping out this retains goods for coastal districts in the condition as properly.

Bridges in Belagavi district has also been closed off from public use in gentle of the circumstance. The Condition Disaster Reaction Forces and Countrywide Disaster Reaction Force teams have been put across the point out prepared to answer to any phone calls of distress in the location, The News Minute described. The NDRF has also positioned teams of 30 personnel in Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad, Belagavi and Kodagu with an more crew stationed in Bengaluru. Furthermore, SDRF also has 4 teams posted in Bengaluru, Mangaluru, Belagavi and Kalaburgi with qualified staff. 

The District Disaster Administration Authority of Kodagu issued a crimson notify in the area and also educated the public that should landslide and rain-similar emergencies come up, they can find help on- 08272-221077/ 8550001077. 

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