Normal life disrupted in Dakshina Kannada, Udupi due to heavy rain

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Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi (SP/JD)

Mangaluru/Udupi, Oct 13: After experiencing sunny weather for many days, the twin districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi witnessed intensive rainfall on Tuesday October 12. Most of the places got rainfall on Monday night and again right from Tuesday morning. Some places got continuous rainfall commencing in the afternoon on Tuesday.

The force of the rain reminded one of the early monsoon rains. Because of the unexpected intensity of the rainfall, normal life in the coastal region was thrown out of gear. Puttur, Sullia and Kadaba taluks located at the foot of the Western Ghats also got heavy rainfall. As the higher areas of the Ghat section also are getting rains, rivers, rivulets and streams are overflowing. Excess water gushed into plantations and fields etc inflicting loss on the farmers. In many places, standing paddy plants were flattened due to rains and wind, which has worried the farmers about the prospects of losses they might suffer. Mangaluru city also got heavy downpours. Because of rainwater which got stranded on the highway and other roads, vehicular traffic was thrown out of gear. The density of vehicles increased on roads and a few minor accidents also happened.









The rain is the effect of the surface wind experienced in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. The movement of surface wind increased the process of cloud formation and wind came as the supporting factor. The chances of the atmospheric pressure experiencing a depression in north Andaman are high. All these support the chances of heavy rain. The meteorological department expects rainfall to continue till October 16, and yellow alert has been issued for four days in coastal Karnataka.

Madanthyar in Beltangady taluk experienced 145 mm rainfall on Tuesday which was the highest in Dakshina Kannada district.

Heavy rains lashed Udupi on Tuesday evenings caused much havoc in few parts of the district. The sudden and continuous rains disrupted normal life.

Rains started in the Tuesday evening which continued till late midnight. Few of the low lying areas of Udupi city were affected due to flash floods.

Areas including Sri Krishna Mutt parking, Bailakere and few adjourning areas were affected by flood like situation. Water entered the households creating a worse situation among the peoples in low lying areas.

Few areas of Kalmady, Kodavoor and Moodbubettu were also affected. Water logged roads created much hurdle for the vehicle movement.






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  • Ben D'Souza Prabhu, Mangalore, Bombay Bandra now in Canada

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    O Lord, do kindly Save us all from this calamity; and bring us to our home safely without any distruction to our megre properties and life. We thank you dear Lord for your Great Love for us !!!

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  • N S Shetty, Surathkal

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Managlore is indeed a SMART City !! How quickly we can change a Highway Road into a Swimming Pool....!!!!!!!

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  • Narendra shetty, Karkala

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Great job by your favorite 'GADA KARI' The truth will come out only when God shows the signs. Is it not amazing?

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Things are going bad to worse ever since BJP came to power. Natural & man made calamities and bad consequences of ill planned schemes and bad economic steps executed.

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  • Manoj, mulki

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    The News topic is heavy rains. How can these Natural calamities be connected to BJP coming to power? Crazy. Roads are better compared to earlier now too. lets not blame blindly.

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  • Raphic Ebrahim, dharwad

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    when there is bad king ruling, citizens will suffer

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Manoj sir, no use explaining things. Leave them boil in jealousy and perish themselves.

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  • Sandy, INDIA

    Thu, Oct 14 2021

    BTB Born to Blame

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  • Pinky, Shirva

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Normal life disrupted and badly effected since 20214 onwards.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Wed, Oct 13 2021

    So called Pinky, Shirva, if you think so that normal life is disrupted since 2014, then your normal life will remain so for quite sometime to come. So, you can decide your future course of action please.

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