Heavy rains lash Karnataka, PM Modi assures help, Kumaraswamy takes stock

Heavy rains lash Karnataka, PM Modi assures help, Kumaraswamy takes stock

The shallower areas of coastal districts of DAKSHINA, UDUPI, and KANNADA were highly submerged, disturbing traffic, waving roads and violating life out of work in Karnataka.

Taking trace of the whole situation, Prime minister tweeted saying all possible emergency aid will be helped out. He also said “I pray for the safety and well-being 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.”

According to the Deputy Commissioner Saisikanth Senthil of Dakshina Kannada, up till now 12 houses in Bantwal and 52 houses in Mangalore have destroyed injuring 12 people. He also concluded that five rehabilitation centers are also organized for emergency help.

Kumaraswamy hearing the situation from the Deputy Commissioner, directed the latter to take assistance from the coast guard to rescue people. Chief Minister also assisted the deputy commissioner to take the necessary steps to prevent loss of lives and stop severe damages. Schools have also been shut down.

Home Minister’s office tweeted “HM Shri @rajnathsingh has reviewed the situation in Mangaluru and other areas after the reports of heavy rains in coastal Karnataka. He has asked the Home Secretary to rush more NDRF teams to Mangaluru if required. MHA is closely monitoring the situation in coastal Karnataka,”

According to official sources, Mangaluru city suffered heavy rainfall, damaging roads houses and flooding roads. Boats which were being used for school children and helpless people at Alake in Kudroli city also flooded.

Rescue teams are on their way clearing water logs. The heavy rains flooded most parts of the city. Arterial roads saw traffic snarls since morning.

Water resulted from heavy losses to industrial sector also including Baikampady industrial area. Factory workers concluded that they had not faced such situation since decades.

The house also collapsed at Pumpwell and Kuthar junction and construction site of a flyover at Thokkottu area and Pupmwell also affected badly.

District administration sources said that Around 130 houses, including buildings, were fully or partly damaged in flood in Udupi district.

For the being time, the meteorological department included that the state of Karnataka is now facing pre-monsoon showers and entry of monsoon would be confirmed after more two-three days’ observation.

by TNBC Staff Reporter on May 31, 2018

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