Mangaluru: Great deluge of 1974 remembered - Two lose lives in rains


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Aug 11: The rivers in the district are flowing above the danger level and have made the people of the Dakshina Kannada district to remember the 1974 great deluge, in which the district suffered huge losses.

Two people have died because of the heavy rains in the district. Janardhan (30), a resident of Jidekallu in Puttur taluk was drowned in Bedrala rivulet on Saturday, August 10. It is suspected that he must have slipped and fallen into it. He was working in agricultural farm at Ragidakumeru and it is said that while returning from work in the evening he must have slipped and fallen into the rivulet. Police and the fire service personnel are searching for his body.


Netravati river in full flow

Abdul Razak (45), a resident of Guntebagilu in Uppinangady, who was working as an assistant in the Valachil central Juma Masjid on the outskirts of the city of Mangaluru died on Saturday, when he fell into the trench, which was flowing with flood water. He was discharging duties as a Moizzin at Valachil Mosque. He was going to the Mosque at 8.30 am and slipped into the trench due to the heavy wind. Within seconds, people who were nearby, searched for him but he had died by then.

Along with the main rivers of Netravati and Kumaradhara, other tributaries in the district are flowing above their usual mark and have caused widespread damage. Netravati and Kumaradhara have crossed the danger level. Netravati river touched 11.06 meter at Thumbay on Saturday. This is three meters above the danger level. The area near the river is completely flooded. Residents of the locality are shifted to safer places.

In Uppinanagady, Netravati river had reached 31 meters. The danger level is 26.5 meters at this point. Because of this the water gushed onto the highway at many places. However, the level came down to 8.5 meters and 26.5 meter in Thumbay and Uppinangady respectively.

If the water would have accumulated another four feet in the Netravati river, it would have reached the great deluge that occurred on July 25 of 1974 as per the residents of Panemanagaluru. In the 1974 deluge, water had gone above the Panemangaluru bridge to a height of one feet. The highways were submerged under six feet of water. Thousands of people had lost their houses and property in 1974. It is said that after two decades, this kind of surge is seen in the Netravati river.

Coastal area, Western Ghats and plateau regions are badly affected by flood and landslides. The concerned officials, NDRF, Home Guard personnel and fire service people are working on war footage speed to help the victims. People representatives are also with the officials to listen to the woes of the affected people.

  

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Mon, Aug 12 2019

    Time is to help the needy not to blame each others... first help your neighbors then all will be going fine...
    when what ever natural disaster can be faced...

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Different people aired their comments,opinions in this column according to their whims and fancy.It is quite obvious because each and everybody has their own ideology and capacity of evaluating the matter.But in front of nature's fury nothing can be done by living animals like human beings.We have to oblige whatever the nature's call is.
    @ JNB, Bejai,Mangalore :-Frog and Frogies marriage may be the reason!It is not the reason for this devastating causalities.These are all people's beliefs.First of all we have to worship the nature and pray to God for our secured life.According to the report received marriage of Frog and Frogies will come to end very soon.Divorce formalities are in progress and final verdict of the court in this regard is awaited.But now groom is reluctant to give divorce as this marriage was held by force,not as per the wish of the groom.Now he is torturing and harassing the bride to bring more dowry,posh house and branded car...Hahaha.

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Cut trees and widen roads this is what happens . Earlier charmadi used to get 400 inches of rain and nothing used to happen . The first 100 inches only the trees used to and slowly the streams were getting filled . Now no trees so rains just start gushing into the streams ..within hours

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Frog and Frogies marriage may be the reason!

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  • John, Manglore/Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    This is nothing but gods anger!!
    Ezekiel 13:13 clearly mentions Read carefully!!!
    Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.
    People of manglore please hereafter be compassionate to your neighbors
    This time when I went for vacation I was planning to build a house.!! But neighbors and my relatives I feel ashamed to say they are all Christians . !! They were telling we will put stay order!!!
    But I have another neighbor Hindu family very supportive!! Now you people tell me we go to church and after look at our attitude!!!

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Thank you for the prayers from Mother Mary.

    Message to Maureen.

    August 5, 2019
    Feast of Dedication of Basilica of St. Mary Major - Blessed Mother's True Birthday


    The Blessed Virgin Mary says: "Praise be to Jesus."

    "Dear children, thank you for sharing My Birthday with Me today. It is one year, closer, to the purification of the world - one year, closer, to the Victory of My Immaculate Heart. One year, far distant, since My warnings at Fatima.* Your prayers over the last year, have postponed wars, changed weather patterns, and overcome tragedies in the making. While you see much that needs to change, I see progress. So, I tell you, continue to love Me and to pray, pray, pray."

    * Apparitions to Lucia Santos and her cousins, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, from May 13, 1917 to October 13, 1917, in Fatima, Portugal.

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  • Haneef, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    It’s God’s fury not rains ! Time for repentance. And next time vote those who love human beings.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    WE HAVE A FREE WILL TO DO ANYTHING! NOW IF WE GO ON PROPAGATING BEYOND CONTROL, THE LOAD FALLS ON MOTHER NATURE TO SATISFY OUR EVER INCREASING GREED AND "WANTS"; NOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IS THE DIRECT RESULT OF HOW WE HAVE RUINED HER!

    BTW, INDIA WILL OVERTAKE CHINA AS THE MOST POPULOUS COUNTRY VERY SOON!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    This time floods are something beyond our imagination and no comparison to such earlier havocs.

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  • Rehna, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    40 years back Mangalore was getting rainfall more than what We get now. Floods were there but no destruction what We face now Now land sliders up rooting of the tress reason behind was dense forest in ghat section. Now for the Yettinahole project all the trees are cut. It's a blessing from Veerappa Molly and S. Gowda for the present crisis. Now we the people have to suffer.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Compare the population then & now! Population explosion is one of the main causes of such huge destruction of property and material!

    Unless we control the population, there is no hope!

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  • Ganesh, Bangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    It is no use to tell those people who believe in Rizk. They will blame everything else bot not population explosion

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Worship the creator not his created. your problem will be solved .

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Your name itself speek the truth.
    worshiped every year finally throwing to water to sink and you are hepless.
    Worship the god who have created you.

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  • Ganesh, Bangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Dear Rolf,
    If there was creator and he wished us to worship him, then he would have used his powers into worshipping him as it is believed his powers are limitless. He need not depend on other mortals to convince me to worship him. He can send this message directly to all mortals’ right? I use logic to know the destruction of environment over a period on account of population explosion. I extrapolate things and am convinced of that worshipping the creator that in itself would not stop the population explosion and the destruction and pollution that come with it.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Message from God the Father on sexual abuse sins, sickness and disasters.

    July 18th, 2019...

    "Keep telling all My children that they must realize that all sickness and disorders are from sins of the flesh, especially abortion and homosexuality. My children MUST realize that there was no sickness in the Garden of Eden until Adam and Eve sinned. Then they were cast out so no evil would be left in the Garden. This is when all the people of the world had to start living in sickness because of their sins.

    It is the same today. If every one of My children quit sinning, got down on their knees, and followed the Ten Commandments of their God, all the sickness, disasters, and sins of the flesh in the world would end. This is how it will be in the New Era of Peace, the New Jerusalem. My children seem to be blind and unable to see that every sin in the world causes more sickness. Until all sin stops you will continue to see storms, health problems, sexual abuse, natural disasters, and all other kinds of suffering in the world.

    Wake up, My children, and admit that your sins are the very reason for so much suffering and abuse in your world. This is God the Father trying to get in your stubborn heads that sickness is from sin ONLY, not from God but from following satan’s sickness and sin. Love, the Father of All Heaven and Earth. Amen."

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  • John, Manglore/Kuwait

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    All this happens bcoz of arrogance of mankind. Now a days there is no respect for the elderly. People are living as they like.!!!
    Women don’t care for their husbands
    Always on mobile
    With whom they are chatting and laughing don’t know
    Children behave as per their wish

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  • Anonymous, bangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Hw is this relevant to flooding.??

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    I remember the areas near Kulur and Alive in Mangalore getting badly affected and announcements were made for donations and for clothes for the people who were in trouble whose houses were affected. People were ready to help others and donated whatever possible. 1974 was not a year where the incomes were high still people helped one another and there was no religious divide. I don't know today whether the same situation exists . Hope people help each other

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  • YOGI THUNTA, MANGALURU - NEAR PUMPWELL CIRCLE

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Nature wants to remind the ungrateful mankind that he is not supreme anymore regardless religion, political power ! He is a big zero when its comes to NATURE and no nation can defeat it ! everything perishable in this world thus enjoy the life and be in your limit

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    Bantwal & surrounding areas adjacent to the river were prone to major floods, but still people have gone on building multiple shops & houses uptill the fish Mkt!

    At least now they need to learn a lesson & relocate to save themselves!

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  • Hilda pinto, Mangalore/attawar

    Sun, Aug 11 2019

    I do not know what happen to mangalore city then but for us from bantval that floods will remain in the memory for sure ..Entire town was inder water ..people loosing thier houses animals belongings was so painful ..those days modern facilities also were not avaiable much ..

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