Kumaradhara, Nethravathi rivers merge at Uppinangady

  Marooned: A view of flooded Bantwal market. DH photo
Puttur and Moodbidre continued to receive heavy rains. Both the taluks have recorded 135 mm and 137.2 mm rainfall respectively in the last 24 hours.

Sahasralingeshwara temple of Uppinangady, popularly known as Sangama Kshetra, located near the confluence of Netravati and Kumaradhara rivers at Uppinangady, has witnessed a rare sight now. The rising water from the confluence entered the temple premises. The sangama of Kumaradhara and Nethravathi river has taken place. The temple is covered on all sides by water. ‘Bagina’ was offered to the rivers and ‘Ganga pooja’ was performed by the priests of Sahasralingeshwara temple. In fact, a large number of people have started thronging to the site.

The National Highway 48 between Mangalore and Bangalore was blocked on Saturday morning for over two hours, after the highway was inundated at Udane. As a result, the buses travelling to and from Bangalore were stranded. The vehicles usually take an alternative route via Ichalampady whenever the traffic on the highway gets affected, but they could not do so, as the road at Ichalampady had caved in. Chelyadka and Bailadi bridge on Puttur-Panaje road too was submerged. As a result, Puttur-Bettampady Panaje road too was cut off.

Hosmata and Kumaradhara bridge remained under water for third consecutive day, thus disrupting the vehicular movement in Subrahmanya, Kadaba-Uppinangady.

The low lying areas in Kallapu, Adamkudru, Adyaru, Bangra Kulooru, Kallapu, Subhashnagara, Brahmarakootlu, Panemangalur have also been inundated.
In the last 24 hours, Moodbidre received highest rainfall of 137.2 mm followed by Puttur - 135 mm, Bantwal - 81 mm, Sullia - 60.2 mm and Mangalore taluk receieved 26.2 mm rainfall. The water-level in rivers has increased considerably. In Bantwal, the river Nethravathi is flowing above danger level at 9.2 metres.

In Uppinangady, it has increased to 25 metres.
In Bantwal 14 houses have been partially damaged while in Moodbidri five houses have been damaged. In Sullia, one house has been damaged and a garage was damaged when a compound wall caved in.

In Udupi
In the last 24 hours, Udupi district received 132.06 mm rainfall. The loss has been estimated at Rs 37.55 lakh.

There was no rain on Saturday. However, owing to the heavy rains on Friday night, several places continued to be inundated in floods. Uppur, Heroor, Kalyanapura, Alevoor, Kodangala, Heerebettu, Mattu near Kaup, Matadakudru, Bolje, Forest gate near Katpady, low laying areas in Shirva have been inundated. As many as 16 houses have been partially damged in Udupi taluk.

In the last 24 hours, Udupi received 108.80 mm, Kundapura 82.20 mm and Karkala 205.20 mm rainfall.

Crops worth Rs 1.13 lakh damaged in Kundapur taluk. As many as 35 houses have been partially damaged. A family in Alevoor was shifted by fire service personnel.

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