Rains recede, woes continue

Rains recede, woes continue

Mangalore, Kundapur taluks receive highest rainfall

Rains recede, woes continue

Heavy rains that lashed across Dakshina Kannada on Saturday night receded on Sunday.

In the last 24 hours, Mangalore taluk has received highest rainfall of 93 mm followed by Kadaba—80 mm, Bantwal—79.6 mm, Puttur—77.4 mm, Moodbidri—71.2 mm, Sullia—65.4 mm and Belthangady—59.2 mm.

The aritificial flood has recded in and around Surathkal on Sunday. A boat which was pressed into service to shift the flood victims at Soorinje Shibaroor, was sent back as the rains receded. A house was partially damaged at Ajjavara in Sullia taluk. Two compound walls have been collapsed, at Puttur while two houses have also been partially damaged.

The district administration had opened gruel centre at Panja Government school for the members of 32 houses who had taken shelter after their houses were inundated with floods in Ulya.

However, many of them had not stayed in the gruel centre. “When the water-level started increasing in the region, the locals with the help of a boat began rescue operation, It was Jarandaya Daiva which saved our life,” said Jarappa (70), a flood victim of Ulya. 

MLA Abhayachandra Jain has distributed 10 kg rice bag for 32 families, who have been affected with floods on Sunday.

In Udupi

Udupi district recorded an average rainfall of 100.86 mm in the last 24 hours. Kundapur taluk received heavy rainfall of 121.6 mm, followed by Karkala taluk, which received 87.6 mm and Udupi recorded 93.4 mm rainfall.

In Kundapur, although the threat of flood has come down, the incessant rains that lashed the taluk for the last three to four days has left many areas submerged in the water.
Agricultural fields, houses and some connecting stretches continue to be inundated.

In Malyadi of Thekatte village, a house belonging to Pariya Poojary is partially damaged owing to heavy flood in the area. A government school in Beejady was submerged in flood water. The house belonging to Udaya Mogaveera in Nilayaramane is also flooded with water. The water-level in major rivers in the taluk is below the danger-level.

In Udupi, as many as five damages have been reported. A cattle shed belonging to Babanna Poojary in Kotathattu village was damaged owing to heavy rain and water flow. In Padukere of Manoor village, a house belonging to Baghi Poojarthy collapsed due to rain. A house of one Girija Poojarthy of Manoor village was partially damaged.

The compound wall of Sanskrit college in Moodaneedamburu village collapsed owing to heavy rain. A house belonging to Kalu Harijana in Siriyara village was partially damaged due to rain.

According to Karkala taluk office sources, no damages have been reported in the taluk.
Flood water was seen in front of Sri Mahalingeshwara temple in Padubidri. Shops were inundated following flood, at Bantara Bhavana on NGH 66 in Padubidri.

Baindur Tahisldar told Deccan Herald that as many as 30 to 40 houses in Badakere in Navunda continue to be submerged in water though water level is subsided. However, people in the houses are not in a position to come out and boats are used to ferry people.

In Uppunda, the sea erosion problems continues. More than 70 coconut trees are uprooted since four days owing to sea erosion in Shiroor to Uppunda coastal stretch, he added.