64 houses damaged in heavy rain in Udupi district

Source: DHNS | Published on 15th August 2018, 7:00 PM | Coastal News |

Udupi: The district encountered the loss of Rs 35.79 lakh due to heavy rain and gusty wind, on Tuesday. Nearly 64 houses were damaged in the district.

Several trees were uprooted, damaging houses badly. Electricity poles have also been uprooted, disrupting power supply in many places.

In Kundapur, many houses were partially damaged. In Udupi taluk, there has been complete damage of the houses, while trees and power poles were also uprooted. In Brahmavar too, there were many houses damaged.

Majority damages in Karkala are reported from Kasaba and Mudaru villages. The added St. Joseph Higher Primary school in Belmannu is damaged.

In Kaup, the house of Girija Poojary in Hejamadi collapsed when the coconut tree fell on it.

The district recorded 177.1 mm rainfall. Udupi taluk recorded 155.3 mm, while Kundapur taluk reported 223.9 mm rain and Karkala reported 152.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. The low-lying areas are all under threat of inundation and the district administration is all set with preventive measures. The rivers are overflowing, with Souparnika, Kubja, and Seetha having crossed the danger level. The national highway in Hebri has been blocked from Tuesday noon.

Three gruel centres are opened in Maravanthe, Navunda and Badakere. Around 30 people have been shifted to a centre in Kundapur.

The alternative road was arranged through Kaikamba via Mandimurkai. The water level has receded and the vehicles are allowed to pass through the stretch after 7 pm.

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