Torrential rain that lashed Dharwad in the last few days continued to play havoc with the lives of the people in the district. People are anxious as most of the water tanks are full and the water level is rising in the two major rivulets — the Bennihalla and the Tuprihalla, which are in spate. Two boys were rescued from floodwaters in the Tuprihalla in Uppinabetageri village near here on Tuesday. The district administration has taken action by setting up helplines at the district and taluk headquarters. Deputy Commissioner M. Deepa visited the affected areas and oversaw work to clear the storm-water drains and canals. She issued orders instructing officials not to move out of their respective headquarters but engage in relief works. Later, at the video conference with officials, Ms. Deep instructed the district and taluk level officials to be on high alert for the next 72 hours and transmit information concerning their respective areas to the tahsildars’ and Deputy Commissioner’s office every three hours. A team of police, Fire and Emergency Services, health, revenue and HESCOM officials headed by tahsildars at the taluk level should monitor the situation and immediately rush to the affected areas in case of… Read full this story
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