Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops

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Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops

Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops

Sc BH   ¦    Sep 20, 2020 03:14:21 PM (IST)

Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops-1Udupi: Incessant overnight rains disrupted life in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts in coastal Karnataka.

Several pockets of undivided Dakshina Kannada district have been battered by the heavy rains and many low-lying areas have been inundated, on Saturday and Sunday. No loss of life has bee reported from both the districts so far.

Udupi, Gundibailu, Alevoor, Adi Udupi, Kinimulky, Mulky, Brahmavara, Badagupete, and in villages in Karkala taluk including Yennehole and Hermunde. The main roads connecting Kalsanka and Gundibailu, Udupi and Mangaluru were blocked due to water-logging.

Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops-2Similar situation prevailed in Sri Krishna Temple areas too. Three boats reportedly capsized in Malpe. Meanwhile, for the first time, the water level at Baje dams stood at 10.5 mts.

The NDRF team has already arrived to carry out rescue operation.

Another 20-member NDRF team has already left from Mysuru to Udupi, informed Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandalaje.

Two helicopters each from Bengaluru and Karwar Naval Base will carry out rescue operation in Udupi. The choppers will plunge into action once the weather turns favourable, she added.

Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops-3Meanwhile, in Mulky town of Mangaluru taluk people are seen banking on boats to commute as water logging was reported in most of the low-lying regions. Manampady Mattu, Pakshikere, Panja, Kilenjuru, Kateel witnessed heavy rainfall.  

The Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) had earlier warned fishermen in the coastal districts against venturing out into the sea and many boats which were at sea had also returned to the coast after the red alert was issued.

Heavy rains batter Udupi district; Choppers deployed for rescue ops-4A red alert was issued in coastal Karnataka and heavy rains were reported in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada on Saturday.