Mangaluru: Heavy rain in city - Many areas witness artificial floods

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru/Udupi (MS) 

Mangaluru/Udupi, Oct 19: Rain continued to pour in the twin districts on Friday, October 18 also. While many parts of Dakshina Kannada district received heavy rains, the intensity was moderate in the district of Udupi. 

Mangaluru city area received rains in the afternoon. Low lying areas got inundated. Vehicles and commuters had to face uphill task of reaching and coming out of the Mangaluru Central Railway Station due to water logging. In addition, water logging was noticed at Kottara Cross, Jyothi (Ambedkar) Circle and Valencia. The compound wall of a residential complex at Pandith House near Ullal collapsed due to heavy rain causing complete damage to one house and partial damage to five other houses.


Beltangady, Dharmasthala, Guruvayanakere, Bellare, Sullia, Subramanya, Puttur, Uppinangady, Venur, Bantwal, Suratkal, Mulky, Madanthyar, Vittal and Kanyana areas received good rain. 

In the district of Udupi, the rain was moderate. Belman, Padubidri, Thekkatte, Shirva, Kaup, Katapadi, Kollur, Vandse, Koteshwara, Brahmavar and Kundapur areas received rain. Rain started pouring in the city of Udupi in the afternoon. The trend of rain is the same since the last three to four days. It starts in the afternoon and continues till night. 

One house in Kaup, five in Karkala and seven in Kundapur got damaged due to lightening strike. 

The meteorological department has declared orange alert for Saturday, October 19. There is a possibility of 64.5 mm to 115.5 mm of rain. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea. 


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    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    One MLA is busy in pasting and installing publicity flex hoarding arround the city ,not for completing works but it is just for guddali pooja, following same of steps their hi command , bcos mangalore munipal elections are near,

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    A new road laying technology has been developed where the concrete has pores to absorb the water & can reduce the water flowing over them.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Bolla all over! enjoyed the season...Hope there will be no water scarcity in coming summer? morning is cold..mid day is summar and evening is rainy..all seasons in daily basis...hehehe

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Concrete Road done but planning of water drainage system not done as per requirement so artificial flooding... Manglore was not flooding before like this...??

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Nice to hear there is good rain.
    This year, hope there won’t be shortage of water if the rain water is utilised well.
    IMD has precautioned well in advance with orange alert. Good job by IMD.
    Now my friend will react, not a single drop of rain in ....

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Yes my dear .. there you are....!. there was flood in the railway station...not only drops... What a prediction !! Mind blowing 😆😆😆😆

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Now no corporators, it is the duty of DC and MCC COMMISSIONER to set things right. They have failed completely. Whom to blame???.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Simple. Blame Modi!!

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