Mangaluru: 'Red Alert' declared in DK, Udupi districts - Heavy rainfall expected

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Aug 14: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sasikanth Senthil has informed that Red Alert is declared again in the district on August 14 and 15 in the wake of forecast of heavy rain given by the meteorological department.

The DC on Wednesday, August 14, tweeted in this regard, in which he said, "The meteorological department has given a ‘Red Alert’ for the districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada from 1 pm of August 14 to 8.30 of August 15." The DC has also instructed the the school managements have to make sure that the children who have reported to school on Wednesday, August 14 reach their home back safely.

In addition, DC Sasikanth Senthil has instructed the fishermen not to venture into the sea and river due to the rough weather conditions. Public and tourists are also warned not to get into the sea. As a precautionary measure, all the officers should be in respective headquarters. Mobile and landline telephone of the office should be functioning. All the emergency equipment, including vehicles should be in ready mode to deal with any eventuality as per the orders given by the DC.


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  • Agnel Serrao, Bangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Please grant the DC the wisdom for the decisions he takes. He is at the centre of all information flowing from various agencies. Additionally,prevention is better than cure when it comes to dealing with matters related to nature. One doesn't need to experience debacles to realise his decisions. Well done DC.

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  • George, Mangalore

    Thu, Aug 15 2019

    Good job by DC.
    We salute you for the timely precautionary alert given by you.
    IMD is foingva good job by educating the people with the knowledge they receive from various means.

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  • Christopher Lobo, Bahrain

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Some institutions such as St Joseph's Engineering College are repeatedly ignoring instructions of DC and putting the lives of wards at risk. It is not good to ignore the directives of DC when holiday is declared to avoid students falling into risky situations.

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  • irfan, Udupi

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    D.C and his team is educated and they knows their duty. They analyze satellite pictures and data collected from different sources. Giving Instruction to People and school is a precautionary method to avoid any complications may arise due to heavy rain. Kindly doesn't take his advise as a joke. God save us from all this Nature disaster.

    School Children can cover their syllabus in October Holidays or having extra classes on Sunday after rainy season. If any child loose his life due to heavy rain it would be loss to the family.

    safey is first.....

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    Declare holidays to schools, automatically rains will reduce!

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