Heavy rains in Coastal region cause damage, school holiday in DK on Jun 27

09:18PM Wed 26 Jun, 2024

Mangaluru/Udupi, Jun 26: Deputy Commissioner Mulai Mugilan has declared a holiday for all primary, high schools, and anganwadis across Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday, June 27.

This decision follows a red alert issued by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for coastal Karnataka until 8:30 am on Thursday. However, no holiday for schools and cooleges has been declared in Udupi district so far.

The IMD has forecasted isolated heavy to very heavy rain and sustained wind speeds of 30-40 kmph over coastal Karnataka on Thursday, with similar conditions expected to persist from June 28 to June 30.

Meanwhile, heavy monsoon rains intensified across the coastal region on Wednesday, causing widespread damage and disrupting commuters. Udupi and surrounding rural areas experienced copious rainfall throughout the day, resulting in artificial flooding in many areas and making roads impassable for vehicles and pedestrians. Urban areas including Udupi city, Manipal, Brahmavar, and Malpe reported heavy downpours.

Residents are advised to exercise caution as the weather situation may lead to slippery roads, landslides, and falling trees. Fishermen have been strongly advised against venturing into the sea, and locals and tourists are urged to avoid coastal areas due to safety concerns.

In case of emergencies, the public can seek assistance from the control room of the DK DC Office at 1077 or by calling 0824-2442590.

Notable rainfall totals in the region include 188 mm in Manchi (Bantwal taluk), 154.5 mm in Ira, and significant amounts in other areas, underscoring the severity of the ongoing weather conditions.

(Source: Daijiworld)