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Cyclone Ockhi damages three houses, uproots trees in Ullal

3 December, 2017 8:01 AM
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Sea continues to be rough with high tides lashing the shores in the coastal belt on Sunday owing to Cyclone Ockhi. Fishing boats have anchored in the Old Port in Mangaluru and at Malpe in Udupi.

At least three houses were damaged and 15 coconut palms were uprooted and some washed away in Ullal, Someshwar-Uchil areas near Mangaluru on Saturday night.

The retaining wall built by the government to prevent sea erosion at Peribail, near Uchila, was washed away on Saturday night. Sea water entered a road, washing away a compound wall. The retaining wall built by a private resort at Ullal was also washed away.

As a precautionary measure, Dakshina Kannada district administration shifted 43 families to safer places on Saturday night.

According to A.C. Renuka Prasad, Assistant Commissioner, Mangaluru sub-division, they were accommodated in two nearby schools and a mosque where food was served. They returned to their homes on Sunday morning. If required they would be shifted again on Sunday night.

Mr. Prasad said that 32 families from near Talapady were shifted to a nearby government school, eight families from Ullal were shifted to Ullal dargah and three families from Someshwar to a government school at Boyi.

Indian Coast Guard has warned tourists against venturing into sea in beaches along the coastal belt at least till Monday.

Source: thehindu.com

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