Mangaluru, Oct 26 : In the wake of heavy rain in the region, Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Sindhu Rupesh declared a red alert and holiday in all schools and colleges in the District on Saturday.
This holiday will also be applicable to government aided, private schools and colleges and Anganavadis in the District.
Heavy rains continued to lash Dakshina Kannada. Owing to lack of stormwater drains, vehicles were seen wading through the flooded roads in Mangaluru. In the last 24 hours, Dakshina Kannada received an average of 32.4 mm of rainfall.
In the last 24 hours, Dakshina Kannada received an average of 32.4 mm of rainfall. Belthangady received the highest rainfall of 39.5 mm. Owing to Kyarr cyclone threat, a majority of the fishing boats have returned from deep-sea fishing and are anchored at the Old Port.
More than 200 boats are near the estuary to enter the port for anchoring, which has caused hindrance to the Coast Guard in carrying out rescue and search operations.
The temporary seawalls are also being washed away in the fury of the waves. Houses have been partially damaged at Vittal and Prantya Guthigar after a tree fell on them. Several trees have been uprooted at Sasihithlu beach.
Meanwhile, many parts of Malnad, including Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts, witnessed copious rain, accompanied by strong wind. Roof tiles of Kottigehara Govt High School were swept away by strong winds.
A vast tract of coffee and areca nut plantation in Kalasa, Banakal, Balluru and Kunduru has been damaged. Gusty winds brought down Banana plantation at Hanagodu in Hunasur taluk of Mysuru district.
The India Meteorological Department has declared orange alert for Uttara Kannada, Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Dharwad and Haveri districts. The Met department has forecast thundershowers for parts of north and south interior Karnataka in the next 48 hours. (UNI)