Mangaluru, July 25, 2019: Rain in Dakshina Kannada was at it’s peak July 24, Wednesday although it was expected to recede and intermittent rain lashed different parts of the district through the day.
In the last 24 hours, Dakshina Kannada received an average of 39.5 mm rain. Mangaluru taluk received the highest amount of rain at 57.4 mm, followed by Bantwal taluk at 48.7 mm, Sullia taluk at 32.6 mm and Puttur taluk at 27.9 mm.
The district receives an average of 1,217 mm rain in the month of July every year but has got only 813.3 mm this year. Also, Dakshina Kannada has received an average rain of 1,312.8 mm this year. In the corresponding period last year, the recorded rain was 2,855.4 mm.
Following incessant rain, houses at Sametadka Ambedkar Colony in Puttur collapsed. As the inmates of the house ran out, none was hurt in the mishap.
A portion of a house on the premises of the Sri Gurumata Kalikamba Temple in Moodbidri too collapsed.
An inter-state highway on the Cherkala – Kalladka Road has collapsed at Karimbila in Badiadka, Kasargod. Two-foot deep fissures have developed on the road as a result.
All buses that travel from Kasargod to Perla have been halted at Badiadka. The KSRTC buses bound for Puttur are travelling on the Badiadka – Kanneppadi – Elkana – Perla – Puttur route. The termination of bus services has inconvenienced schoolchildren.
Mounds of soil from the landslide beside the road has disrupted the movement of vehicles. A huge tree got uprooted and fell on the road at Kallangai in Kasargod district.
Water from rivulets entered paddy fields at Keertheshwara in Manjeshwara. The Met department predicts reduced rain soon.