That sinking feeling

Heavy rains in coastal states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Orissa have claimed at least 66 lives, caused massive damage to standing kharif crops, uprooted thousands of houses and affected lakhs. Heavy rains were also recorded in Kolhapur, Solapur and Satara districts.Karnataka, which was under the grip of a drought and floods for the three months, was hit by flash floods following the torrential rains, particularly in north Karnataka . In Andhra, officials are apprehending more deaths after the Met office on predicted heavy rains in Telangana and coastal Andhra regions.

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