Rain woes continue in DK, Udupi

Malavoor victims shifted to safe places, relief work on

The work on laying boulders to check the gushing of water from Malavoor dam on Day 2, is under progress. Meanwhile, all the three families who were affected with the flash floods have been shifted to safer places.

Though a road has been laid, to visit the spot where the water started gushing out (as the existing road was washed away), owing to the slush, the vehicles are unable to reach the spot. “The lorries laden with boulders are finding it difficult to reach the spot,” said the residents.

Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda said that the work on dumping boulders to check water is under progress. “All measures will be taken to check the entry of water to the neighbouring houses and fields,” he said.

At the same time, the contractor of the dam has agreed to construct houses for those who lost houses due to floods. He has given Rs 50,000 to shift the families to safer place. 

Meanwhile, the heavy rains which lashed Dakshina Kannada on Monday, gave a break on Tuesday. However, the district remained cloudy throughout the day.

In the last 24 hours, Sullia received highest rainfall of 86.2 mm, followed by Belthangady—70.8 mm, Puttur—66 mm, Bantwal—63.8 mm and Mangalore—63.2 mm.

A compound wall collapsed in Urwa Store due to rains.

The roof of a house belonging to Ammanni in Kanthamangala had collapsed. A huge bamboo tree was uprooted on Kanthamangala-Mullyakaje road. Along with the bamboo, two electric poles have also been uprooted, thus disrupting the movement of vehicles.

A compound wall fell on a cow shed at Anjikaru.

Following heavy rains that lashed Subrahmanya on Monday, a tree fell on a house belonging to Shivaram Bhat, at Parvathamukhi. The house has been partially damaged.

More than 500 tiles have been damaged in the mishap. Another house belonging to Sundari of Pallodi was damaged completely at Panja.

A newly constructed retaining wall at Panja was washed away in the rain.

In Udupi

Udupi district recorded a rainfall of 78.2 mm in the last 24 hours. This includes Kundapur—93.6 mm, Udupi—75.8 mm and Karkala—65.2 mm.

A house belonging to Krishna Shedthi in Keediyur village was partially damaged in Udupi taluk.

The problem of sea erosion has intensified in Kundapur taluk.
The body of Shekhar Poojary from Karvadi village of Kundapur taluk who went missing on Monday, was fished out from Savkur River on Tuesday. He had been to fishing in a  country craft in Savkur River on June 17. The country craft capsized on Monday.

On the other hand, with the four-laning of the national highway in Kundapur, artificial floods have become a common thing in Kundapur. The arificial floods, following heavy rains have entered shops in Koteshwara, Kumbhsasi, Beejadi, Gopadi and Kundapur.

A house is facing the threat of collapse in Gopadi and Kimbhasi. Vehicle users were put to hardship, when rain water started flowing on the road.

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