Heavy rains disturb normal life in Karnataka; Orange alert issued in Dakshina Kannada district

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Heavy rain lashing across coastal Karnataka has disrupted normal life in several places. An orange alert has been issued in Dakshina Kannada district.

Heavy rains disturb normal life in Karnataka

Heavy downpour across coastal Karnataka has disrupted normal life in several places. An orange alert has been issued in the Dakshina Kannada district.

Uttara Kannada district and Udupi have also received heavy rains.

Schools and colleges have been closed due to heavy rain in the Dakshina Kannada district. Many roads in Mangaluru city were inundated due to incessant rainfall.

According to the Mangaluru DC KV Dr. Rajendra, the situation is critical and heavy showers are expected to continue in the next 48 hours.

The DC said, “It’s orange alert today and it has been raining very heavily. Since it was late, a holiday was declared for all schools and colleges. Due to heavy rains in the last 24 hours, water has come on the roads in some places. As of now no casualties have been reported. Things are going to be much more complicated in the next 48 hours. It’s going to rain very heavily.”

The DC added, “Everyone has been asked to be on a lookout for landslides, earthquakes and inundation. Disaster Management has been alerted- everyone has been alerted- NDMA, SDRF teams, Fire and emergency they’re all here. On an average 150-millimeter rainfall has been recorded in the district, although the exact figures are yet to be ascertained.”

The Met department has issued a yellow alert till July 4. It has predicted thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, with light to moderate spells of rain with wind speed reaching 30 to 40 kilometres per hour is likely to occur in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi districts.

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