Rains Play Hide-and-seek in Madikeri, Followed by Havoc
Madikeri: Rains seem to be playing hide-and-seek here on alternate days. On Friday, there was bright sun, resulting in high heat and humidity in this otherwise cool town.
On Saturday, downpour began in suburban Hakattur evening. A large number trees and electric poles got uprooted.
By 7-30 pm, heavy rains hit this town nonstop for two hours. Rainstorm resulted in roofs flying off about 20 to 30 homes. Some of them flew off over a distance of 200 metres.
The worst hit was the office of the district superintendent of police. The sheets of the roof flew off over a long distance.
Some of them landed on nearby trees and roofs of government employees’ quarters. Bhagavati Nagar and Ranipete areas had heavy rains.
With roofs crashing, household appliance, interior fittings and fixtures have been heavily damaged. Solar roof fittings atop some homes and hostels have been damaged.
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