Rainfall affects normal life in coastal districts

Source: DHNS | Published on 13th October 2021, 11:57 AM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru/Udupi: Heavy intermittent rain lashed various parts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Tuesday.

The sky remained overcast throughout the day in Mangaluru.

Following the rainfall, driftwood and other waste were brought downstream by rainwater and accumulated at a vented dam across River Nethravathi in Nidgal in Ujire.

With rain lashing across Belthangady taluk for the last two days, the water-level in rivers Nethravathi and Mrithyunjaya at Dharmasthala and Mundaje respectively, has increased considerably. 

The paddy growers are worried over losing their standing crop due to incessant rainfall. In the last 24 hours, DK has received 34.5 mm rainfall. Belthangady taluk has received the highest of 48.4 mm followed by Mangaluru- 42.5 mm and Sullia-31.8 mm. The district has received a total of 3,327.5 mm rainfall since January this year.

Two houses were partially damaged due to the rainfall. A few electricity poles were damaged in Mangaluru, including at Kadri Kaibatlu, due to the rainfall on Monday night.

The inundated roads in Mangaluru inconvenienced motorists and pedestrians. The rain also aggravated the traffic congestion in the city in the evening.

Roads were flooded at Kottara Chowki, Malemar, Padil, Kuloor and other areas in the city. As a result, vehicles remained stranded in a long queue.

Mayor Premananda Shetty rushed to the spot and helped in easing the traffic.

In Udupi

The intensity of rain increased in Udupi. The district received heavy rain from Monday night till wee hours of Tuesday.

The low-lying areas have been inundated and affected the movement of vehicles. The rainwater-filled potholes on the roads at Parkala, Adi Udupi and Malpe, caused a lot of inconvenience to vehicle users. 

According to Indian Meteorological Department, the district is likely to receive rain coupled with lightning and thunder till October 17.

The house of one Uday was partially damaged at Kasaba in Karkala.

In the last 24 hours, Kaup received 3.8 cm rainfall, Udupi- 2.1 cm, Brahmavar- 2.7 cm, Kundapura-2.8 cm, Baindoor-2.7 cm and Karkala 1.8 cm rainfall.

Forecast

According to forecast, widespread very light to moderate rain with isolated heavy to very heavy rains are likely over South Interior Karnataka, coastal and Malnad regions. Isolated to widespread very light to moderate rains are likely over North interior Karnataka districts in the next 24-hours up to 8.30 am on Wednesday.

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