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Karnataka: School, colleges to remain closed in Shivamogga due to heavy rains

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ANI Shivamogga, Karnataka, India Aug 06, 2019, 09.30 AM (IST)

Amid incessant rains, Shivamogga District administration has declared a holiday on Tuesday for schools and colleges (government and aided) in three Taluks of Malnad region.

The schools and colleges will remain close in Sagar, Thirthahalli, and Hosanagara of Malnad region.

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.

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

The IMD has predicted widespread rainfall over Odisha, south Chhattisgarh, south Madhya Pradesh, central Maharashtra, south Konkan, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, northern Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana during the coming days.

"Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Odisha, south Chhattisgarh, south MP, Madhya Maharashtra, south Konkan and Goa, Gujarat region, Kerala, Karnataka and northern parts of Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana during next 4-5 days," the IMD release said.

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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.