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Karnataka rains updates: Kodagu district receives 51.5 mm rainfall; South West Monsoon to set in coastal towns today

Three persons have lost their lives in floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Karnataka's Mangaluru and Udupi. Mangaluru City Corporation launches 24x7 Monsoon Helpline Centre. Locals can contact officials on 0824-2220306 to register the complaints.

FP Staff May 31, 2018 14:29:17 IST
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Karnataka rains updates: Kodagu district receives 51.5 mm rainfall; South West Monsoon to set in coastal towns today

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08:33 (ist)

Three dead in Mangaluru and Udupi floods

The heavy rains in parts of Karnataka have claimed three lives so far, According to The Hindu, a schoolgirl was washed away in an overflowing drain near Padubidri, while fire personnel retrieved 60-year-old Mohini's body after floods buried her under the debris of a compound wall in Mangaluru. Sheela Nalke died after she was struck by lightning at her home at 3 am in Karkala taluk in Udupi district.

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May 30, 2018 - 14:57 (IST)

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May 30, 2018 - 12:21 (IST)

Kodagu district receives 51.5mm rainfall in the last 24 hours

Kodagu district has received 51.5mm rainfall in the last 24 hours. District administration has initiated a 24X7 helpline (08272-221077) to provide assistance to people affected by rain. Tourists in Kodagu are missing the famous musical fountain at Raja Seat, which was damaged by lightning five days ago, and requires another week for repair, officials said.

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May 30, 2018 - 12:20 (IST)

Record rainfall in Mangaluru and Udupi district

Record rainfall in the range of 340  mm received in parts of Mangaluru and Udupi district, normal rainfall in the  month of May for Mangaluru is 168.6 mm.

May 30, 2018 - 12:01 (IST)

Poor BSNL connection in Udupi district hamper relief work

The revenue and disaster department of Karnataka said that due to poor network connectivity of BSNL in Udupi district, rescue and relief work was disrupted. Officials, however, said that the connectivity issue will be resolved at the earliest. 

May 30, 2018 - 11:48 (IST)

Mangaluru breaks 1982 rainfall record, receives 334 mm till 8:30 am

According to authorities, Panambur in Mangalore has received a massive 334 mm till 8:30 am on Wednesday breaking it's all time record of 330.8 mm recorded in June 1982. 

May 30, 2018 - 11:39 (IST)

Expect relief from heat wave in Delhi today: IMD

According to IMD, Delhi and surrounding areas are likely to get respite from heat waves like conditions from Wednesday. However, an official said that monsoon rains are unlikely to arrive in Delhi before 20 June. 

May 30, 2018 - 11:39 (IST)

24x7 helpline centre launched in Mangaluru

Mangaluru City Corporation launches 24x7 Monsoon Helpline Centre. Locals can contact officials on 0824-2220306 to register the complaints.

May 30, 2018 - 10:09 (IST)

South west monsoon likely to set into coastal region of state today

According to the revenue and disaster management department, the south west monsoon is likely to set into coastal Karnataka on Wednesday. The Kanara region of Karnataka comprises three coastal districts, namely Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district and Uttara Kannada. Moderate to heavy widespread rainfall is expected in the coastal and Malenadu region. Heavy rain is also expected in isolated places. 

May 30, 2018 - 09:40 (IST)

Applicants who couldn't visit Mangaluru Passport office due to rains can 'walk-in anytime'

Regional Passport Ofiice, Bengaluru has allowed passport applicants who could not attend at Passport Seva Kendra in Mangaluru on Tuesday to walk-in anytime. "Applicants at POPSK (Post Office Passport Seva Kendra) Udupi can reschedule their appointments as per their convenience. Such applicants would be attended to on priority," it said on Twitter.

May 30, 2018 - 09:28 (IST)

NDRF team reaches Mangaluru, MCC to inspect drains in city

The National Disaster Relief Force team which was rushed to assist in the rescue operations has reached Mangaluru, reported Bangalore Mirror. The deputy commissioner has directed the engineering staff of the Mangalore City Council to inspect all drains in the city.

Karnataka rains LIVE updates: Three persons have lost their lives in floods triggered by incessant rainfall in Karnataka's Mangaluru and Udupi. The deceased include a school girl who was washed away in overflowing drain near Padubidri in Udupi. Rescue officials say that they have recovered a body of a lady (60) from the debris of compound wall in Mangaluru. One more woman lost her life after she was struck by lightning at her home in the wee hours on Wednesday in Karkala taluka of Udupi.

Mangaluru City Corporation launches 24x7 Monsoon Helpline Centre. Locals can contact officials on 0824-2220306 to register the complaints.

South west monsoon is likely to set into coastal Karnataka on Wednesday. Congresss MLA from Mangaluru UT Khader has attributed the flash floods to the failure of Mangaluru city corporation. He said, "In many parts of the city, the storm water drains have been blocked due to the faulty construction and encroachment."

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, in an early morning teleconference with the deputy commissioners of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi, has assured relief to the coastal areas on a war footing. He has said in a press release issued on Wednesday that the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team has been rushed to Mangaluru and Udupi with equipments.

The India Meteorological Department in its forecast for the next three days has sent out a warning for coastal Karnataka, interior Karnataka and Goa till 1 of June.

Tropical cyclone Mekunu hit coastal parts of Karnataka on Tuesday, flooding Mangaluru and Udupi, reports said. Strong winds uprooted trees and blew light structures off their hinges in several towns and villages in coastal Karnataka. Earlier, the Met office had issued a warning regarding cyclone 'Mekunu' for Maharashtra-Goa coast. It had said that the cyclone will intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe one in subsequent 24 hours.

Amid heavy downpour in parts of Karnataka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to officials and directed them to ensure all possible assistance in the affected areas. The heavy rain in coastal Karnataka was due to well-marked low pressure over the south-east Arabian Sea, off the coast of Karnataka and north Kerala, and also due to the onset of monsoon in Kerala, the weather office has said.

Karnataka rains updates Kodagu district receives 515 mm rainfall South West Monsoon to set in coastal towns today

Rescue and relief operations are on in coastal Karnataka and parts of Mangalure. PTI

Heavy downpour lashed the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi for the third day today, inundating low-lying areas and flooding roads, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear.

"I pray for the safety and wellbeing of all those affected by heavy rains in various parts of Karnataka. Have spoken to officials and asked them to ensure all possible assistance in the affected areas," Modi said in a tweet.

The Home Ministry said it has reviewed the situation in Mangaluru and is rushing additional teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist the local administration in handling rescue and relief operations.

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