Rains claim another life

water everywhere: Almatti dam backwater inundated the old Bagalkot area on Sunday. kpn

Rain slightly receded both in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi earlier on Sunday.
Dakshina Kannada received an average rainfall of 52.5 mm, while Udupi received about 35 mm rainfall. However, it intensified in the twin districts, in the afternoon.

According to , who conducted a meeting of district-level officials in Mangalore, the rain has claimed 13 lives in the district so far, while 15 houses have been completely damaged. About 385 houses have been partially affected. Dakshina Kannada district so far has received 1,883.6 mm rainfall.

Acharya also visited Padubidri where sea erosion has intensified. According to him, Udupi district has incurred a loss of about Rs 30 crore in rain-related incidents. He also said the chief minister would write to the prime minister appealing him to provide a permanent National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to the district.

In Udupi
About 22 houses have been completely damaged while 455 houses have been partially damaged. A total of 588 electric poles and 56 transformers have also been damaged.
A person died when he accidentally slipped into a flooding river at Mala in Karkala. The victim has been identified as John Mascarenhas (72). So far, the rain has claimed 9 lives in Udupi.

In Kodagu
Though rain receded in Kodagu, several low-lying areas continued to be inundated by storm water. The district administration has extended holidays to primary, high schools and colleges on Monday too. Assembly Deputy Speaker K G Boapaiah on Sunday said, the rain loss can be estimated at Rs 100 crore in the district. The rain situation in Chikmagalur continued to be same.

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