Heavy rains lash Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi dists

Lack of drains inundates roads and damages houses

Heavy rains lash Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi dists

Going with the wind: Coconut fronds sway in strong winds that swept Mangalore  on Monday. DH PHOTO

Lack of drains further aggravated the citizens’ woes as roads and houses were inundated in some areas including Jeppinamogaru and low-lying areas of Kodialbail, Attavar and Kottara Chowki.

Besides, the sea erosion increased at Koorikatta, Kulai, Hosabettu, Mukka and Sasihithlu and if the sea erosion and rain continue the road near Sasihithlu is also likely to submerge. Several coconut trees in the areas also have been washed away in the areas.

Mangalore in the last 24 hours received highest rainfall of 56.8 mm, followed by Puttur, 47 mm; Bantwal, 37mm; Sullia, 32.6 mm and Belthangady, 29.1 mm. The water level in both Nethravati and Kumaradhara near Uppinangady was 15 metres. Low-lying areas were

inundated in the Udupi district which received average 75.44 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. Udupi taluk recorded 115.04 mm rainfall while Karkala, 58.2 mm and Kundapur, 53.08 mm.


While the low-lying areas of Kolalgiri of Uppur were inundated Badagrama village witnessed increase in sea erosion which damaged the houses belonging to Kalyani Karkera and Prakash Karkera and a compound of R K Kanchan’s house causing damage assessed at more than 35,000.

Houses of Sridhar Acharya in Ulairgoli village and Shankar Acharya were also damaged.

Kodagu

Kodagu district received moderate rain on Monday with a recorded rainfall of 18.77 mm in the last 24 hours. With monsoon steadily intensifying in the district the water level in streams and rivers have also increased.  The inflow to Harangi reservoir was 417 cusec while it was full last year on July 18.

Shimoga

Heavy rain lashed Tirthahalli, Hosanagar and Sagar taluks on Monday. Inflow to Linganamakki reservoir has increased to 6,609 cusec. Water level at the reservoir stood at 1,759.90 feet against the maximum level of 1,819 feet. The reservoir had 1,795.70 feet water last year on the same day. Bhadra reservoir had 152.4 feet water with 2,363 cusec inflow. Shimoga, Sorab, Shikaripur and Bhadravati taluk also received drizzles.

Gruel centres opened in Karwar

Heavy rain lashed coastal areas in Uttara Kannada district on Monday. A few taluks including Bhatkal and Honnavar have been receiving heavy rain for the past two days, reports DHNS from Karwar. As many as 18 families in the low-lying areas in Arga in Karwar taluk have been shifted to gruel centres at the nearby Government Higher Primary School, as rain water is expected to inundate the area. The district has received a record rain of 437 mm during past 24 hours. In Bhatkal, 1,000 acres of agriculture land have been submerged due to heavy rain that lashed the taluk for the past two days. Major rivers are in spate raising fear of floods in the taluk.

Haveri and Dharwad districts have also experienced heavy rain on Monday.

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