Heavy rains lash Siddapura

Rivers in spate, sea erosion intensifies in many areas in DK, Udupi districts

Heavy rainfall continued to lash Siddapura in Kundapur taluk on Tuesday. As the district administration had declared holidays for schools and colleges in the taluk, schoolchildren returned home soon after they arrived in their respective schools in the morning.

Shankaranarayana, Amparu, Haladi, Hallihole, Ajri, Kodladi, Hosangady, Amasebailu, Ardibelve Madamakki and Goliyangady received heavy rainfall.

A mudslide on the sixth curve of Balebare Ghat which connects Shimoga from Kundapur has been hampering the movement of vehicles. The tree which was uprooted has been removed. However, the soil which fell on the road has engulfed more than half of the road. Telephone and electricity connections have also been disrupted in a few villages in Siddapura.

Sea erosion

Sea erosion has intensified in Yermal Thenka village in Padubidri.
The residents have been facing threat of eviction. About six coconut trees belonging to Leela Karkera in Thenka village have been washed away in the sea erosion. Fisheries road has been partially caved in. Three houses are facing threat of collapse near Ameen Moolasthana at Yermal Thenka. Sea erosion has been reported in Padubidri.


With the rainfall lashing the taluk for the last two to three days, water-level in rivers have increased, thus inundating paddy fields.

As a precautionary measure, the district administration had declared holidays for schools and colleges in the taluk on Tuesday. A few schools had even postponed their monthly exams.

Water level in river Sauparnika, Varahi, and Gangavali has increased in Anagalli, Balkur, Navunda, Salbuda, Badakere, Konki and Senapura, thus increasing the fear of flood. Low-lying areas in the taluk have been inundated. Artificial flood has been created on NH 66 and NH 66 at Herikudru, Thallur, Arate bridge, Hosadu have been filled with potholes. The taluk has received an average of 91.4 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Two houses have been partially damaged at Uppinakudru and at Halnadi. A Ranga Mandira of Paduvalthur higher primary school has been damaged in the rainfall.
DH News Service

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