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Raichur: Flash rains and flooding continues destroying crops, disrupting lives


Team Udayavani, Sep 19, 2020, 12:25 PM IST

Raichur: Heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms even on the night of Friday, September 19 disrupted lives in both rural and urban areas in the district.

In many of the city’s wards, sewage water entered homes. Jalal Nagar, Siyatalab, Zahirabad, Hosur and other layouts have been flooded. Till dawn residents were seen clearing water from their houses.

Municipal Councilor Dr Shivraj Patil visited the low-lying areas on Saturday morning and after having talks with locals, suggested to them that they should immediately move to Ganji Kendras.

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In rural areas, many corps were destroyed due to the heavy rains and many places have lost road connectivity.

The Narayanapur Right Bank Canal (NRBC) started to overflow last night and the water from it has entered fields causing extensive damage to paddy, chilli, cotton and dal crops.

The entire Raichur taluk received the highest rainfall. Maximum rainfall in the city was 83.6mm, in Yeragera 56mm, in Kalamala 84 mm, Jejarkal 112mm and in Devasuguru 50 mm rainfall was recorded.

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