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Rain abates in Mangaluru but havoc continues

The Kumaradhara in spate at Snanagatta in Kukke Subrhamanya on Wednesday.

The Kumaradhara in spate at Snanagatta in Kukke Subrhamanya on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

IMD issues red alert, cautioning extremely heavy rain till Friday morning in the coast

Though there was a break in the rain in Mangaluru on Wednesday, other parts of continued to get heavy showers with the district receiving more than 100 mm rainfall during the day.

Gusty winds intensified the waves in the Arabian Sea as a result of which the shore between Ullal and Batpady, to the south of Mangauru, saw further erosion.

The steps leading to Rudrapade (a massive boulder) from Someshwara Temple in Someshwara village that was partially washed away recently, got further eroded on Wednesday.

Uchchila-Batpady Fisheries Road, which saw massive erosion a couple of weeks ago, witnessed further erosion. The road leading to scenic Batpady Beach was almost washed away leaving behind a small trail.

The Netravati waters, which had almost reached the danger level of 8.4 m as against 8.5 m on Wednesday morning, receded to 8.2 m by evening at Jakribettu in Bantwal. Yet, low-lying areas around Bantwal, including Panemangaluru, Jakribettu, Goodinabali and surrounding areas, witnessed water-logging. However, there was no damage to life or property. All the 30 vents of the Thumbe vented dam were raised.

The district received 103.2 mm rain between 8 a.m. of Tuesday and 8 a.m. of Wednesday with Sullia taluk receiving the maximum, 157.5 mm, followed by 108.6 mm in Puttur, 99.4 mm in Belthangady, 89 mm in Bantwal, and 61.4 mm in Mangaluru.

The situation remained almost the same during Wednesday, except for areas in and around Mangaluru.

The water level of the Netravati and the Kumaradhara stood at 25 m at Uppinangady on Wednesday morning as against the danger levels of 29.5 m and 28.5 m respectively.

The India Meteorological Department has said that the three coastal districts are very likely to receive extremely heavy rains (beyond 204 mm) till Friday morning.

Stating the coast will witness strong winds from West/ Southwesterly directions with 40 kmph speed and high waves up to 3.8 m, IMD has cautioned fishermen not to venture into the sea during the red alert.

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