Heavy downpour damage properties worth Rs 4 lakh

Source: DHNS | By Mohammed Ismail | Published on 13th June 2018, 10:32 AM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Due to the stormy winds accompanied by the heavy downpour which lashed various parts of the City on Saturday night, more than 10 trees were uprooted in several localities which brought down electric polls snapping power supply across the city and damaging properties worth Rs 4lakh.

The electric poles and low tension wires were found spread on the streets as a huge tree fell down on the compound of District Police Superintendent’s house, which is in front of District Hospital. With this, power supply was disrupted and traffic movement was affected.

Due to the trees uprooted and fell down on the compound of civil judge’s house, a house near Hescom office, city municipal council member Dr Nitin Pikale’s house and a house on Ashram Road, heavy loss to properties were reported.

Tree falls were also reported in Chittakul and other localities in which the houses of one Shanta Pagi, Savita Pagi and Bhaskar Pagi partially collapsed. Residents suffered problems when rainwater gushed into their houses.

The number of tourists visiting coastal areas and beaches has been drastically decreased with the high tides witnessed at the Arabian Sea.

Haliyal

Due to the heavy rains lashed in Haliyal town on Sunday, people faced inconveniences at the weekly vegetable market. The town and surrounding villages have received moderate to heavy rains since Saturday night.

Farmers are waiting to take up agriculture activities after receiving good rains. However, the vegetable vendors who visited the town from Dharwad, Hubballi, Belagavi, Ghataprabha and surrounding areas, have returned empty hands with no sale of vegetables.

Most of the ponds received good inflow of water across the town. Due to the rains accompanied with gusty winds and lightning which hit the taluk within a week, ten cattle were dead and revenue department has distributed Rs three lakh compensation to the owners of nine cattle under natural disaster funds.

A total of 22 houses were damaged so far and 12 house owners have got Rs 46,000 as compensation. The compensation applications of ten houses have been rejected as the damages were not more than 15%.Some houses in Yellapur town were partially damaged due to the rains which lashed the town and surrounding villages since Saturday night.

However, the Satodi, Magod, Kanur and Shirle waterfalls have regained the beauty with huge amount of water gushing in the falls. With this, there is large number of tourists visiting these falls since Sunday.

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