Rains, gusty winds damage property in DK, Udupi

Lightning claims one life in Bantwal, Dist admn ready to face crisis

The lightning has claimed a life in Bantwal taluk. The deceased has been identified as Almost all the boats remained back in the harbour in Mangalore on Wednesday due to bad weather. dh photoNarayana Nayak (52), a resident of Kallamgala near Kepu in Vittal. The incident occurred when he was standing in his courtyard after lunch.

In another incident, a compound wall collapsed near PFX Saldanha coffee factory at Highland in Falnir on Wednesday.

One of the worst affected due to strong winds were the fishermen. In fact, more than four boats have been damaged in Kundapur and Malpe owing to the rough sea. Two boats have been damaged in Shiroor incurring a loss of Rs 7.50 lakh. In the last 24 hours, Udupi has received an average of 34.3 mm rainfall. This include Karkala —37.02 mm rainfall followed by Udupi—34 mm and Kundapur—32 mm.

Owing to the rough sea, ‘Manikya’ boat hit the shore in Madikal Uppunda in Kundapura, incurring a loss of Rs 4 lakh. Another boat and nets were damaged at Ammanavara Thappal incurring a loss of Rs 2 lakh. Another boat by name Sauparnika was also damaged incurring a loss of Rs one lakh. Two boats which went missing from Shiroor on Tuesday was found in Karwar coast on Wednesday. Two persons who were on board of ‘Al Khajeeja’ boat which was washed away in the rough sea were found on Bhatkal on Wednesday. The rain has incurred loss to farmers as well.

In the last 24 hours, Bantwal has received 42 mm rainfall followed by Mangalore—29.8 mm, Puttur—22.2 mm, Sullia—16.6 mm and Belthangady—9.6 mm.

Water logged roads were a common sight in Mangalore city. Several low-lying areas were inundated. The congested Car Street area in the city was one of the worst hit, as the water logged roads affected the movement of vehicles, shops.

Owing to the wastes being dumped on storm water drains, rain water was seen flowing on road at Kinnigoli and Pakshikere. The Durgaparameshwari bus stand in Kateel was filled with water causing inconvenience to the commuters.

 Many shop keepers and residents were busy emptying the water and the filth that flowed in, from their houses and compounds for several hours.

In the meantime, the Secretary for Disaster Management of Government of Karnataka has sent a cyclone warning message to the Assistant Commissioner (Mangalore, Puttur), Tahsildhar of Mangalore, Bantwal, Belthangady, Puttur, Sullia.

 All AC’s and Tahsildhars are instructed to take appropriate precautionary measures including opening Control Rooms on a 24X7 basis. All AC’s and Tahsildhar’s, Revenue Inspector’s and Village Accountant’s are instructed to be present at their respective headquarters. Pre-identified schools and colleges should be alerted for opening Ganji Kendras and also temporary shelters. Response teams should be constituted at all taluk headquarters and hobli level for taking immediate action in case of a disaster.

Holiday for schools today

High school and primary schools have been declared holiday on November 12 owing to the  heavy rains lashing DK. DDPI Chame Gowda said depending on the intensity of the rainfall, BEOs have been directed to extend the holiday. However, the student internet world programme will continue as per the schedule. 

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