Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru/Udupi (SP)
Mangaluru/Udupi, May 14: The meteorological department said that due to the effect of cyclone Tauktae, red alert has been issued from May 14 to 16 and orange alert till the morning of May 18 thereafter. During the red alert, the coast is likely to receive heavy rain coupled with thunder, lightning and strong wind which may exceed 204.5 mm.
Scientist of Karnataka State National Disaster Management Centre, Sunil Gavaskar, said that the depression in air pressure that has been created in the Arabian Sea is currently concentrated in the southeast direction and moving towards Kerala coast. By May 15, it may move to Karnataka and Maharashtra coast and gain in strength, he added.
People of the twin districts and the fishermen have been advised to stay away from rivers, sea, low lying areas etc and taluk level officials need to be compulsorily in their headquarters and made preparations to manage the possible danger. Children and members of the public should stay away from dangerous electric poles, buildings, trees etc, the district administration said.
The Dakshina Kannada district administration control room No. 1077 and 9483908000 and Udupi district numbers 1077 and 0820-2574802 can be contacted in case of problems or emergency services, the deputy commissioners of the two districts stated.