Heavy rains - Red alerts issued in Udupi and Kasargod districts

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Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi/Kasargod

Udupi/Kasargod, Jul 19: The disaster management authority in Udupi has issued red alert, warning people of heavy rains in the district for three days, beginning from July 20. The alert has been issued on the basis of weather forecast by Natural Disaster Management Centre and Indian Meteorological Department. 

A press release from Hephsiba Rani Korlapati, deputy commissioner, Udupi, warns people of heavy rains for three days from July 20. The authority has warned fishermen and tourists not to venture into the sea. The release has mandated district and taluk level officials to remain in the centres. It directs parents to take care of children and not allow them to go to low lying areas, lakes, sea shores and riversides. 

Similarly, Kasargod deputy commissioner Dr D Sajith Babu has declared holiday on July 20 for all the schools and colleges in the district in view of heavy rains in the district during the next 24 hours. A red alert has also been declared in the district for July 20. 

A red alert of heavy rain on July 20 was issued earlier in Dakshina Kannada by the authorities. Holiday is declared on July 20 for schools and colleges in the district. 


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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    There is hardly any rainfall barring overcast skies, so much for the IMD prediction!

    Incidentally, Mumbai had the hottest day ever, in july ,yesterday with a max temp of 36.4 degree C!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Local authorities and the government need to get into action to help all these people who are effected by this natural calamity.

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  • juliana, udupi

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Rain is welcome unless it cause havoc but there is less chance since swelling rivers due to water from other districts enter Udupi.

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  • Dr Kusuma Kumari Gunji MBBS DGO DNB Obs and Gynae, Nellore

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Hope there is adequate preparations and no disaster happen

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Preparation starts after a Mishap.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Jul 19 2019

    Very true ..good comment

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    It's true..due to gift from congress government who laid down foundation 72 years back. Still they fighting for power when there number fallen. If we give one more year power to them whole state turn to drastic condition.

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