Mangaluru/Udupi, Nov 01 2019: The stormy inclement weather in the sea and shore brought all fishing boats to be anchored at old Bunder port and so on. Heavy rain and wind threw traffic out of gear on the arterial roads in Mangaluru city and Udupi and all along the coast on October 31, Thursday.
Also places like Puttur, Sullia and Belthangady taluks witnessed heavy rains and wind. The rainfall was moderate in Bantwal taluk.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rains coupled with gutsy winds for today Nov 1, Friday, the district administration and Disaster management authority has taken appropriate safety measures, sources in district administration said.
Coast Guard : Coast Guard Commander S S Dasila said though sea conditions were rough no damage had been reported so far. As planned, six Indian Coast guard (ICG) ships had been deployed for rendering assistance to fishermen stranded in high seas.
One ICG Dornier had been assigned with the task of ascertaining damage along the coast, locating stranded
fishermen and for relief operations.
Udupi : Down pousr of rain lashed Udupi district on Thursday. Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha issued an order against the fishermen and tourist venturing into the sea.
Officials were asked to remain at headquarters and the public was cautioned to remain in secured places.
Jagadeesha also directed the public to contact toll-free helpline 1077 or 0820-2574802 during distress.
Dredger runs agraound : The dredger, Bhagavati Prem, meanwhile reported leak and is now run aground at Guddekoppa beach.
BJP President Nalin Kumar Kateel told mediapersons in Hejamadi the Bhagavathi Prem dredger that had drifted near New Mangalore Port would be removed within 10 days.