Karnataka rains: Udupi district incurs loss of Rs 100 crore in just 2 days
Heavy rains in Udupi on 19, 20 September has led to a huge loss in the district. Floodwater has still not completely receded in many parts of the district. Red, Orange, and Yellow alert has been issued for September 22, 23 and 24 respectively in three coastal districts.
Udupi: After two consecutive days of heavy rains and flood like situation in Udupi district, there was a brief respite in the heavy rains that struck the district on Monday.
However, the floodwater has still not completely receded in many parts of the district and the actual extent of damages are yet to be ascertained.
Based on the current estimates, the district has suffered losses of more than Rs 100 crore in just 2 days.
The district administration has started acting against the spread of infectious diseases in flood-affected areas.
The Karnataka Disaster Management Authority reported that 1107 houses were partially damaged while 1201 people rescued were housed in 31 relief camps opened on Sunday.
Based on reports 2874 residents in the district were rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel.
In many parts of Udupi district, it started raining again from Monday evening.
Meanwhile, in Dakshina Kannada district, 32 houses and nearly 199.2 hectares of agricultural land were damaged.
The meteorological department has forecasted heavy rainfall over the next four days. Red, Orange, and Yellow alert has been issued for September 22, 23 and 24 respectively in all the three coastal districts.