Heavy rain lashes coastal Karnataka

Source: TOI | Published on 3rd July 2020, 6:09 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: The coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, and Uttara Kannada received heavy rain as predicted by the meteorological department that had sounded orange alert.

The highest rainfall of 94.5mm was recorded at Ganjimutt of Mangaluru taluk on Thursday. The rainfall was widespread with moderate-to-heavy rain in all taluks of the three districts.

The Met department sounded warning for fishermen not to venture into the sea, observing that strong winds with speed reaching 50-60kmph were likely to prevail over Southwest and West Central Arabian Sea till July 5.

In the last 24 hours (till 8.30am on Thursday), the district received an average of 18mm of rainfall, with Bantwal and Mangaluru taluks receiving 31mm (the highest) and 29mm, respectively. The least was recorded at Sullia: 2mm. Udupi district received 20mm and Uttara Kannada district received 11mm of rainfall.

Meanwhile, four houses were inundated after water from the overflowing stormwater drain entered the houses at Kolambe Adyapady. A house was partially damaged after the compound wall collapsed on it, at Gorigudde First Cross. Traffic was affected at Veeranagara, Kannur area, after a compound wall collapsed on to the main road. Traffic was also affected at Alape as the Padil underpass was inundated. Many arterial roads — Falnir, K S Rao Road, Attavar and Kottara Chowki — were also affected as roads were water-logged.

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