64 houses damaged in heavy rain in Udupi district

64 houses damaged in heavy rain in Udupi district

A view of the inundated Uppooru Government school, Udupi district.

Udupi district encountered a loss of Rs 35.79 lakh due to heavy rain and gusty wind on Tuesday. Nearly 64 houses were damaged in the three taluks of the district.

The district recorded an average of 177.1 mm rainfall in the three taluks. Udupi taluk recorded 155.3 mm, while Kundapur taluk reported 223.9 mm rain and Karkala reported 152.1 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Several trees were uprooted and houses were badly damaged. Electricity poles have also been uprooted, causing disruption of power supply in different parts of the district.

In Kundapur, houses in Woder hobli, Gulwadi, Hakladi and Ajri villages were partially damaged. In Udupi taluk, the tempestuous rain has caused heavy loss as houses have been completely damaged while trees and electricity poles have been uprooted. Major damages were at Pernankila, Shivalli and Manipur villages. In Brahmavar, houses in Achladi and Waddarse have been completely damaged.

In Karkala the houses have been damaged in large numbers in Shirlalu, Neere, Miyaru, Kasaba, Mudaru, Kadthala and Belmannu. Most of the damage has been reported from Kasaba and Mudaru villages. A house was completely damaged when a tree fell on it. The added St Joseph higher primary school in Belmannu is also damaged.

In Kaup, the houses in Uliyargoli, Padebettu, Kote and Hejmadi villages are damaged. A house in Hejmadi collapsed when a coconut tree fell on it. The loss is estimated to be around Rs two lakh.

The low-lying areas are all under threat of inundation and the district administration is all set to implement preventive measures. The rivers in the district are all overflowing with Souparnika, Kubja and Seetha having crossed the danger level.

Three gruel centres have been opened in Maravanthe, Navunda and Badakere. Around 30 people have been shifted to the gruel centres in Kundapur.

With River Seetha overflowing from Nadpalu, the national highway in Hebri has been blocked from Tuesday noon. The alternative road was arranged through Kaikamba and Mandimurkai. The water level has receded and the vehicles are allowed to pass through the stretch after 7 pm.

Artificial flood has affected over 20 houses at Moodanidambooru in Bannanje in Udupi. Water also entered the Brahma Baidarkala Temple in Bannanje. The waterlogged Karavali Junction, Ambalpady road, inconvenienced the motorists.

The low-lying areas in Byndoor were inundated. Water from Sauparnika river has entered paddy fields at Herooru, Navunda, Badakere, Maravanthe, Nada, Hadavu, Senapura, Trasi, Hosadu and Hemmadi.

People in and around Varahi have been asked to be cautious as water from the dam will be released.

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