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Rain continues to batter coastal region

9 June, 2018 5:34 PM
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50-year-old woman washed away in a stream at Venur in Belthangady taluk; maximum rainfall recorded in Kumta

Moderate to heavy rain continued to lash coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada on Saturday. A 50-year-old woman was washed away in a stream in Venur, Belthangady taluk, in Dakshina Kannada. There were reports of damage to houses, tree falls and washing away of a portion of roads in the three districts.

According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, the average rainfall in the coastal region in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. on Saturday is 67.6 mm as against the normal rainfall of 21 mm. Maximum rainfall of 200.4 mm was recorded at Santeguli Gram Panchayat in Kumta in Uttara Kannada.

While Dakshina Kannada district received an average of 63.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, Udupi received an average 74.5 mm rainfall. Uttara Kannada received an average 67.7 mm rainfall during the same period. In Dakshina Kannada, heavy rain was accompanied by gusty winds in Manglauru and other parts of the district. Mutturu and Kuppepadavu Gram Panchayats recorded maximum rainfall of 117 mm.

Revati, 50, who had gone to wash clothes in a stream in Shirlalu village near Venur, was washed away in the water. Though she was rescued and shifted to a hospital, she died there, the police said. The wall of an old unoccupied house collapsed in Bhavanti Street in the city, while a transformer was damaged following tree fall in Panchanady on the outskirts of the city.

There were reports of tree fall on a house in Hosabettu near Surathkal and in Koraga colony in Moodbidri. A branch of tree fell near Nehru Maidan in the city. Traffic on Ujire-Moodigere Road came to a halt for nearly two hours following fall of a huge tree in Mundaje, near Charmadi.

There were reports of damage to a few houses in Puttur because of tree fall. Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. said people can call the urban local bodies about weak trees and weak structures, which need to be attended to by authorities.

Water level in the Netravathi at Bantwal, Dakshina Kannada stood at 3.8 m against the danger level of 8.5 m and in Uppinangady, Dakshina Kannada, it was at 19 m against the danger level of 29.5 m, officials said.

In Uttara Kannada, it rained heavily in several places in Siddapur, Honnavar and Karwar.

A portion of the makeshift bridge constructed on the road connecting Shirali and Pallihakkal was flown way disrupting the movement of vehicles between the two places. There were reports of damage to houses because of tree fall from several parts of Uttara Kannada.

Source: thehindu.com

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