Mangaluru: Two more days of heavy rains predicted in coastal region

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS) 

Mangaluru, Jul 21: Coastal region of Karnataka and Kasargod district in the state of Kerala received good rains on Saturday, July 20. 

The city of Mangaluru received moderate rains in the evening and night of Saturday. Udupi received heavy rains in the morning and moderate rains in the evening. Sullia, Puttur, Uppinangady, Mulky, Kinnigoli, Beltangady, Dharmasthala, Suratkal, Guruvayanakere, Ullal, B C Road, Vittal, Kanyana and Kasargod received good rains. 

The meteorological department had predicted that there will be heavy rains from July 20 to 22 in the coastal districts. Due to this, holiday was declared for schools and colleges of both the districts by the district administration. 

Around 50 labourers had a providential escape as they left minutes before the compound wall of an apartment complex collapsed near Akashavani residential building at Urwa Store in the city. The compound wall that collapsed belongs to the new multi-storey building that is under construction. Due to the collapse of the wall, the residential building Akashavani is in danger now. 

Udupi, Manipal, Kota, Kaup, Brahmavar, Kollur, Jadkal, Vandse, Mundkoor, Belman, Karkala and Thekkate areas also received heavy rains. Varahi River is filled to the brim. The artificial flood was formed at Katapadi Kallapu. The residents of a house were shifted to a safer place. Belapu-Moolurubailu is submerged in water. One house at Haleangady is covered with water with the household items got damaged. Inmates of the house were shifted to a safer place. 

Nalleguthu vented dam at Kadandale is submerged and this has caused traffic block. 

Artificial flooding was also noticed in areas of Thokkottu Junction, Kallapu and Kumpala Bypass on NH 66. Motorists are having a tough time due to the water logging. 

Red alert has been declared in the district of Kasargod for July 21 also. There is a possibility of more than 204 mm of rain in the next 24 hours. Public is asked to be cautious and alert by the district administration on the wake of heavy rains accompanied by wind. 

Madhoor Patla area was completely submerged in water and 33 families have been shifted to other places. 13 people, living near the Arayi Bridge of Kanhangad have been shifted to a safer area. 

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea till 11.30 pm of July 21 as there are chances of waves up to a height of 3.5 to 4.3 meters forming in the sea. In addition, west side wind at a speed of 40 to 50 km will also blow during this period.



Comment on this article

  • Hashiya Ara, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 22 2019

    Weather forecasting went wrong for Saturday... It could be right for Today(Monday 22nd July).It's very difficult to step out of the house in this heavy rain!

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  • Gurudath, M'lore/Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Monsoon winds take place on a continental scale and have nothing to do with local factors. Local factors like hills do affect precipitation. But that just determines places which receive good rainfall and rain shadow areas. There is no way to predict how much it will rain. At most it is just a probability.

    Like in Mumbai on one Monday this year it rained heavily and the city came to standstill. IMD predicted heavy rains from Tuesday onwards for 5 days. On Tuesday most places declared holiday for the afternoon as heavy rain was predicted for the evening. In morning itself most of us could make out that it is not going to rain. Hardly 10 to 20mm of rain fell for the next 5 days.

    When it rained 1000mm in 6 hours 14 years ago in Mumbai the IMD prediction was for moderate showers. During rainy season such a prediction is routine!

    The joke - if IMD predicts heavy rains leave your umbrella at home. There is a cartoon by RK Laxman on this!!

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Please Metorlogical department wale.. Ab mat bolo 5 days barish hai.. Lwda lasoon and all........Tab aap log bolte hai tab se barish bund ho jata hai

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Meri bhi man ki baat ye hee he 🙋

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    It is Rain.
    Hot in Vain.
    Water is Main.
    No rain it is Pain.
    It is cool for Brain.
    In rain we have Gain.
    Big rains hard to Drain.
    Ghat sections are Terrain.
    A community is called Jain.
    For vengence Abel was Slain.
    Rains cleanses unwashed Train.
    If no rain there shall be no Grain.
    It is hot-hot and no rain in Bahrain.
    Let us Adam's first sons Abel & Cain.
    Don’t take narcotics ganja and Cocain.
    Text books were written by Mark Twain.
    On the streets rober's snatch away Chain.
    Snatching away chain your neck gets Sprain.

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Reading your interesting but long poem now my eyes got strain
    Too much facebook and whatsapp also has bent my neck like crane

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    IMD has miserably failed in predicting the monsoon as there were no heavy rains yesterday, but only intermittent showers! BTW, they should publish the exact amount of rainfall instead of giving generic statements like "heavy rains" !!

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Yes... Today also from morning one shower.. Now sunlight....its really strange. Before declaring holidays, should clear the blockages in the drain and allow the smooth flow of the rain water...if now holidays are given, dassera holiday l

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Corporation to save themselves from shoddy drainage work due to which flooding takes place in hours impress upon DC to issue precautionary measures so that casualties are avoided!

    If at all it rained 1000 mm in 24 hrs in 6 hours, entire Mangalore would get submerged in water!

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