Mangaluru, September 20, 2020: Heavy rain continued to lash across Dakshina Kannada and Udupi since Friday night. The coast on Saturday received heavy rain under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over Telangana.
The India meteorological department (IMD) has warned of heavy rainfall and declared a red alert for the coast till Monday.
Two locations in Dakshina Kannada recorded the highest rain in the state in the last 24 hours: Surathkal got 109.5 mm rain and Kemral got 105.5 mm of rain.
KSNMDC warned fishermen not to venture into the sea, warning of gales with speeds reaching 45-55 kmph, which were likely to prevail along and off the Karnataka coast for the next two days.
In the last 24 hours till 8.30am on Saturday, Dakshina Kannada received an average of 42 mm rain, with Mangaluru and Bantwal taluks receiving the highest at 71mm and 48mm, respectively. It rained the least in Puttur at 27 mm. There was no thunder, lightning or gales, despite the heavy rain.
A labourer was killed when a compound wall collapsed, at Kuloor, on Saturday. The deceased labourer was identified as Umesh of Neermarga. The work on the extension of the house of Jagadeesh was under progress when the incident occurred.
In another incident, a woman suffered injuries after a compound wall collapsed near Bikarnakatte. The injured woman was identified as Chandrakala Shetty. The wall of a house belonging to Jayalakshmi was in dilapidated condition following heavy rain at Yeyyadi.
Following the heavy showers, the water level in stormwater drains had increased considerably. An artificial flood had occurred at various parts of Mangaluru.
Artificial flood at Bajal Railway underpass and Padil underpass caused inconveniences to motorists and pedestrians.
Further, due to lack of stormwater drains, the bus stand at Ambedkar Circle, in front of City Centre Mall, Kottara Chowki, Jeppinamogaru, Alake, Soorinje, Chelyaru had remained inundated.
Flood water had inundated paddy fields at Chelyaru, Soorinje and other areas.
Further, an artificial flood inundated roads in low-lying areas in Mulki, Kateel, Panja and Thokoor areas. With water flowing on Thokoor Light House road and Kallapu Magandadi road, the traffic was blocked on the stretch.
A tree uprooted and fell on an electricity pole and road at Kenchanakere and disrupted power supply in the area.
With the rise in Nandini and Shambavi river water, the paddy fields at Athooru Panja, Kilenjooru, Pavanje, Kadike and Sasihithlu have been inundated