Heavy rains lash Port City

Heavy rains lash Port City

DH News Service,Mangalore/Udupi:

The heavy rains, gusty winds, thunder and lightning, on the one hand caused a lot of damages across the coastal belt, but on the other, brought a sigh of relief for farmers and public in general.
People who had been struggling to manage themselves amidst scorching sun and rising temperature, underwent relaxed moments after the rains cooled down the surroundings.
Except Mangalore City, several areas received good rains for the past one week. Puttur, Belthangady and Sullia regions used to witness heavy rains during evening hours. Even Mangalore had received a good quantum of rain on Tuesday night. However, the one lashed on Thursday clearly indicated the fast approaching monsoons.
The heavy rains and gales have made the Arabian Sea rough, preventing local fishermen from venturing into the sea.
Hundreds of areca trees have fallen on the ground in Puttur and Sullia region. The public utility services, particularly electricity and telecom, have also been disrupted in many                areas.
Padubidri received heavy rains on Tuesday night causing a lot of inconveniences to the public. People in Padubidri, Hejamady, Kaup, Ucchila witnessed rains accompanied by gusty winds. Six electric poles were damaged as a huge tree fell on the line near Mahalakshmi Temple in Ucchila. The surrounding areas experienced power disruption throughout the day.
Mescom personnel were seen busy in replacing the poles. Kaup has been receiving fair rains for the past two days that has boosted the spirit of the farmers.

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