Life affected in many parts of State; standing crops damaged

Heavy rainfall has been lashing the entire Kodagu since Sunday paralysing normal life in the district even as major rivers Cauvery and Lakshmanateertha are in spate threatening to flood the low-lying areas. A few houses have collapsed. Water from the Lakshmanateertha and Kakkattu rivers have entered certain villages in Srimangala and T. Shettigeri areas and vast areas of paddy fields and coffee plantations have been inundated. Some people who were stranded at some houses were rescued by the river rafting team members in Srimangala on Monday. Inflow has increased into Irpu river at Irpu falls following heavy rainfall.