Mangaluru, June 20, 2018: Rain resumed in Dakshina Kannada district since June 19, on Tuesday, after a brief lull. Rainwater flowing on the main roads, is serious cause for two-wheeler riders inconvenience.
A hillock caved in on the Mani-Budoli-Gadiyara stretch of the national highway. As a result, the electricity poles are facing the threat of collapse.
Road work : As a part of the four-laning of the stretch from B C Road to Shiradi, hillocks beside the road were levelled. The continuous rain has resulted in the collapse of the hillocks. The residents have urged the Mescom to shift the electricity poles.
Following continuous rain, there is a threat of artificial floods in Puttur. Two houses have collapsed at Simhavana and Brahmanagara in Puttur. The hillock beside the roads have caved in on a few locations.
The gusty wind has uprooted electric poles and trees in Puttur. The farm land has been marooned, following rain at Madla in Madnoor. Owing to lack of proper stormwater drains, rainwater flowed on the road and a mini pool was created on a few stretches in Puttur.
Bridge under water : Seere River is overflowing in Puttur. The submerged bridge at Chelyadka at Panaje is on the verge of inundation.
The roof of a cowshed collapsed at Pavanje in Mulki hobli. The cowshed belongs to Vittal Devadiga. The water flowed on the Hosamata bridge at Kadaba and caused inconvenience to the vehicle users.
A house at Bengodipadavu in Pajeer was damaged when lightning struck on Tuesday afternoon. The house, belonging to Sadashiva Shetty, has developed cracks and the window panes have been damaged. All the electronic goods have been burnt in the mishap.
An autorickshaw was damaged when a tree fell on the Belthangady-Ujire stretch. None was injured in the incident. The electricity wires have also been damaged. The uprooting of a tree also disrupted movement of vehicles on the stretch.
Rainfall : In the last 24 hours (ending 8 am on Tuesday), Dakshina Kannada received an average of 15.4 mm rainfall.
Bantwal taluk received highest of 25.1 mm rain followed by Belthangady—19.4, Mangaluru—14.6 mm, Puttur— 12.8 and Sullia—4.9 mm. The water level in river Nethravathi at Bantwal stood at 3.8 metres while the water level of Kumaradhara river has touched 18 metres in Uppinangady.
IN Udupi :
The rain gained momentum in Udupi district as well on June 19, Tuesday. Heavy rain coupled with gusty wind lashed across the district. Children wearing rain coats and walking towards the school was a common scene in the district.
The sky remained overcast throughout the day. Even the temperature decreased following incessant rain. Business activities in market was dull following heavy rain. People remained indoor following rain.
The silt filled drains affected the easy flow of water on several roads in the district. The incomplete work on flyover at Adi Udupi inconvenienced motorists travelling to Malpe, Kundapur and Mangaluru. The puddles on the road too inconvenienced the vehicle users.
Trees uprooted : Several trees were uprooted in Kundapur taluk. At least 30 electricity poles have been uprooted. Some houses have partially damaged at Hebri.
As many as 12 electricity poles were uprooted in Udupi town and thus disrupted power supply for sometime. Mescom officials have restored power supply immediately.
A huge tree fell near Koragajja Daivasthana on Malpe-Udupi Main Road and disrupted the movement of vehicles.
Meanwhile, the inflow of water to Baje reservoir has increased following heavy rain. The agriculture activities have gained momentum.