Rivers continue to overflow in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi districts

Rivers continue to overflow in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi districts

Heavy rains which gave a break for few hours on Friday, continued to batter Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts on Saturday too.

With the rivers overflowing, rain water has inundated low-lying reas in the district. About 36 families at Haleyangadi, Pavanje, Karithota, Chelyar, Shibaroor, Soorinje have been shifted to safer places. The flood victims of Pakshikere, Panja, Kokude, Ullya in Mulki were shifted to gruel centre at Panja school using a boat.

With the increase in water-level in river Shambhavi, water had entered 10 houses at Sankalakariya.

As many as 10 houses have been damaged in the rain. Flood water has entered four houses near Shibaroor temple. Three houses have been partially damaged at Vittalpadnoor, one house has been damaged at Malarpatna, two houses at Ammemboor. Artificial flood has been causing severe inconveneince to the public at Baikampady industrial area.

Nandini river which is flowing to the brim at Shibaroor near Soorinje has inundated farm land. If the rains continue to lash, then there is threat of houses getting inundated.

Following the dumping of the mud to facilitate the work on four-laning of road at Pavanje on NH 66, it has affected the easy flow of Nandini river. As a result, artificial flood has inundated 10 acre land in Pavanje, said the public.

In the last 24 hours, Moodbidri received highest rainfall of 161.2 mm, followed by Belthangady—104 mm, Mangalore—103 mm, Puttur—99.12 mm, Kadaba—97.7 mm, Bantwal—97.82 mm, Sullia—13.6 mm.

In Udupi

The threat of flood in Udupi district has receded on Saturday. The district has recorded an average of 118.06 mm rainfall for the last 24 hours.

Following heavy rains, district administration had declared holiday for schools and colleges on Saturday. In Udupi taluk, as many as two houses were partially damaged, while many houses and regions remained inundated.

Some areas in Shirva, Pangala, Katpady, Manipur, Matadakudru and Udyavara remain flooded. The stretches in Padubelle and Moodubelle are also damaged owing to heavy rains. The stretch approaching Alady in Pangala is cut off.

The hanging bridge connecting Uppuru and Heroor built across River Swarna has been damaged and people in the area are finding it difficult to cross the river. However, the district administration has made arrangements for boats.

Uggelbettu, Bavalikudru, Havanje, Bennekudru and Kalyanibagilu are all flooded with rainwater. A house belonging to Gulabi in Uppuru village was partially damaged. In Hosuru village, a house of one Annappa Nayak was partially damaged due to heavy rain in the region.

Udupi Tahsildar Abhijin told Deccan Herald that the water-level has decreased. There was no severe threat of sea erosion in the region.

A gruel center was opened in Hosmaru and it was closed down following the situation returning to normalcy. The water-level in river Swarna has substantially reduced and no major damages are reported, he added. Karkala Tahsildar Jaganath Rao said that no damages were reported from anywhere in the taluk.

The taluk received 102.2 mm rain for the last 24 hours, he added.

Kundapur taluk received 138.8 mm rainfall.

 The roof top of a house belonging to Chandu Harijana in Nellikatte area of Kavradi village was damaged and her daughter Sridevi suffered injuries in the mishap.
In Halavalli village, the house belonging to Susheela Harijana was partially damaged in the rain.

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