Floods reduce; Life returns back to normal

Team Udayavani, Aug 12, 2019, 8:31 AM IST

Belthangady/Bantwal/Mangaluru: Karavali, which was terrified by the torrential rains last week giving rise to flooding saw a slight relief from the incessant rains on Sunday and the flooding too reduced slightly. Life is making an attempt to return back to normal.

The highest damage incurred was at the foot hills of the Western Ghats in Belthangady and the flooding here is receding. The disasters created by the flooding are coming to light slowly. Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil, officials and various representatives of the people conducted survey of the affected areas and instilled confidence among the victims by assuring relief measures.

‘Red Alert’ in DK today

The Meteorological Department has forecasted heavy rains in Dakshina Kannada district on Monday as well and in this backdrop, the DC has announced ‘Red Alert’.

With the announcement of the alert, the fire personnel of all the taluks have prepared for any eventuality. 5 coast guard teams have been kept on standby. 2 home guard teams have been kept ready at all the taluks in the district.

Cleaning the debris is the challenge

Bantwal: Life in Bantwal which was it hard by the floods is slowly returning back to normal and cleaning activity at inundated areas was conducted with full force on Sunday. The water level at Netravati river has also come beneath the danger mark and by the evening was standing at 6.9M.

Floods have left Bantwal market filthy and merchants are busy trying to clean up the mess left in front of their stores at Panemangaluru as well. Besides, houses too were getting cleaned after being inundated by rain water. The sanitation workers of Bantwal Municipality have assisted in the cleaning activity. District and sessions court Judge Kadlur Satyanarayanacharya and Bantwal Judge have visited the affected areas. They were accompanied by Bantwal Tahsildar, assistant commissioner and representatives of the people.


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