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Karnataka: Chief Minister Yediyurappa conducts aerial survey of flood affected areas

File photo: BS Yediyurappa. Photograph:( PTI )

ANI Bengaluru, Karnataka Aug 05, 2019, 03.39 PM (IST)

Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in north Karnataka to take stock of the situation.

Officials apprised Yediyurappa about the flood situation before he undertook the aerial survey.

There is a flood-like situation in northern parts of Karnataka due to Maharashtra releasing huge volumes of water from its reservoirs after receiving heavy rainfall in the state.

In view of the floods, Congress MLA HK Patil had written to the Chief Minister, asking him to cancel his Delhi trip scheduled for August 6, and visit flood-affected areas in the state instead.

Yediyurappa was sworn-in as the 25th Chief Minister of Karnataka on July 26, following the collapse of the Congress-JD(S) government after it lost the trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly. 

Meanwhile, the flood water levels in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh are gradually receding, said State Disaster Management Authority on Monday.

The authority in its report also added that the water level in various areas like Chintur, Kunavarm, Polavaram and Dowaleswaram are decreasing.

According to the report, the government has withdrawn the second level warning which was issued in Dowaleswaram. However, the warning may be reimposed in the evening if the water is being released from upper areas of the state.

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There is a flood-like situation in northern parts of Karnataka due to Maharashtra releasing huge volumes of water from its reservoirs after receiving heavy rainfall in the state.