Mangaluru: Heavy rain continues - Floods abate to some extent

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Aug 10: The rain that has been pounding the coast since the last few days continued on Sunday August 9. Taking into account the current conditions and future predictions, the meteorological department has issued red alert in coastal Karnataka till Monday morning.

River Netravati was flowing above the danger mark on Saturday. On Sunday, its level came down appreciably and the level plunged to 6.4 metres. Bantwal tahsildar, Rashmi S R, said that the flow of River Netravati at Bantwal is decided by the quantum of rainfall in the ghat region.

The water levels of rivers Kumaradhara and Netravati at Uppinangady came down to three metres on Sunday. On Saturday, River Netravati was flowing at 26.5 metres, which is the danger level. On Sunday morning, the level came down to 24 meters and by evening it further eased to 23 metres.

Many low lying areas in Beltangady, Bantwal, Kinnigoli etc have been inundated. Reports of loss to agriculture has been reported from various parts of the coast. On Sunday, the entire coast experienced cloudy weather coupled with normal to heavy rainfall. Movement of people and vehicles in district and taluk headquarters had reduced substantially.

Artificial food happened at Patte in Nidpalli village Puttur taluk, after mud from the landslide suffered by the hillock standing by the side of a canal blocked the water flow. Water which gushed into the agricultural land inflicted heavy losses. A mud wall standing by the side of Pluttur-Panaje-Swarga road crashed to the road. A house belonging to Ummer on the upper side of the road here is on the verge of collapsing.

Sea erosion worsened at Someshwar, Tannirani, Pabambur, Meenakalia, and Chitrapur. Forty people belonging to 15 fishermen families living at Hoige Bazar were shifted to care centres as worsened sea erosion threatened to pose danger to their houses.

The meteorological department has presided good rain to continue till August 12 and advised people living in areas considered as dangerous to shift to safer places. The district administration has advised national disaster response force, home guards and fire brigade to be prepared for operations round the clock. Revenue officials have also been directed to remain in their headquarters and respond to situations without delay.

Due to relentless rain since the last five days, Kumaradhara bathing bay remains submerged. The rainfall which had reduced in the morning gained momentum in the afternoon. But the flood in River Kumaradhara was reduced as ghat regions received less rainfall.





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    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    There is absolutely no relation between forest & rain. when there is scarcity of rain people use to tell due to cutting trees. Now more rain due to cutting the trees.
    Now in desert also it rains. Actually monsoon is the combination of factors conducive to Rain happening in a particular season.

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  • Stephen Dsouza, Dubai / Bangalore

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Its time for mankind to start afforestation and stop the destruction of Nature . This is just the beginning. things will get worse if we don't repent now and act accordingly . every person living on this Planet has to do a bit of service to nature . Plant tress, avoid landfill , create an environment much needed for survival of all the creatures , river beds , pets Etc. Covid 19 has thought us many things and hope we as humans try to work for the betterment of nature and its resources. Govt authorities along with Public must come together , focus on environmental issues and works towards creating a sustainable place . Hope things to change and people living realize the need of nature.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Mon, Aug 10 2020

    Acche Din ...

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