Incessant rains: Red alert issued in five districts including Dakshina Kannada, Udupi

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (MS)

Bengaluru, Aug 9: As there is possibility of heavy rains accompanied by thunder, red alert has been declared in the Shivamogga, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Chikkamagalur and Kodagu districts on Sunday August 9. Rain was moderate in Malnad region on Saturday. However, there is a possibility that it may increase on Sunday.

Rain is continuing its fury in Dakshina Kannada district and Sagar, Hosanagara and Theerthahalli of Shivamogga district. Copious amount of rain has been pounding the plateau region of Western Ghats. As heavy rains are lashing the coastal region low lying areas of Udupi, areas like Byndoor, Kundapur and Brahmavar are submerged in water. There is a possibility that the rain will continue to pound the coastal region on Sunday and Monday.

The areas of Krishna river basin are flooded as Maharashtra is also receiving heavy rains. However, the rains have reduced to certain extent in the districts of Hassan, Chikkamagalur, Shivamogga and Kodagu. However, according to the meteorological department, the amount of rain will increase from August 10 to 12.

Eight people have lost their lives due to rains in the state of Karnataka. The search operation of the family of priest of Talakaveri temple was carried out on Saturday. Mortal remains of priest Narayana Acharya's brother was found. Charmady Ghat which connects Dakshina Kannada via Moodigere is closed due to landslide.

Red alert has been declared in Dakshina Kannada district as Netravati and Kumaradhara rivers are flowing above the danger level. Many areas of Beltangady, Bantwal and outskirts of Mangaluru are flooded.





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