Heavy rains lash Dakshina Kannada, Udupi; schools, colleges shut

A holiday has been declared for all anganwadis, schools, PU colleges, degree colleges, ITI and diploma colleges in Dakshina Kannada

Heavy rainfall
The heaviest rainfall was received in regions bordering the Western Ghats, like Kukke Subrahmanya | Pic: PTI

Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Dakshina Kannada in Karnataka since Monday night (July 4) and through Tuesday (July 5), forcing authorities to shut schools and colleges in the region.

A holiday has been declared for all anganwadis, schools, PU colleges, degree colleges, ITI and diploma colleges in the district, keeping in mind the safety and security of children and also the weather forecast for the day, Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner Dr Rajendra KV declared.

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Rainfall in the range of 45 mm and 105 mm was recorded in Udupi, Brahmavara, Karkala, Hebri and other places. There is a forecast for more rain in the region.

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“Widespread moderate to very heavy rains likely over Coastal Karnataka districts & widespread very light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rains likely over Malnad districts & scattered -widespread very light-moderate rains likely over NIK and SIK district,” tweeted Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC).

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In Udupi, a holiday has been declared for schools and colleges by deputy commissioner Kurma Rao, following heavy rainfall in the district.

Heaviest rainfall was received in regions bordering the Western Ghats, like Kukke Subrahmanya.

Devotees found it difficult to perform rituals at the ghat. Temple authorities too warned them to be careful.

There were small landslides at various places. Trees too fell owing to the non-stop downpour.

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