Mangaluru, Jul 23: Southwest monsoon turned vigorous over Karnataka’s coastal and districts coming under western ghats causing landslips, affected movement of traffic and several rivers witnessed huge inflows causing flooding.
Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district received the highest rainfall of 23 cms during the last 24 hours while temple town of Kollur in Udupi district also received torrential rains measured at 21 cms.
The other centres that received extremely heavy rainfall were Kumta 20, Shirali PTO 18, Kota, Udupi 17 each, Kundapur 16, Gersoppa 15, Mani, Ankola, Karwar 14 each, Mangaluru AP, Siddapura, Honavar 13 each, Mudubidre , Manki and Agumbe 12 each.
The district administrations of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi have declared holiday for schools and colleges on Tuesday, July 23 as part of precautionary measures.
There were dozens of incidents of rain damage in the region. Also landslips and wind brought down many trees and electric poles in last 24 hours.
Mescom officials said several electric poles and a couple of transformers were damaged in the city. Half a dozen poles were damaged in Kuthar area alone due to strong winds.
Today an electric pole with transformer fell on a parked car in Mangaluru. Officials, however, said they still don’t have a count of damaged electric poles as they were busy with clearing operations and restoring power supply to affected areas.
Monsoon turns vigorous over coastal Karnataka