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Karnataka rains: Udupi records 315 mm rain after 38 years

Udupi district has experienced flood like situation after almost 38 years. 315mm rain was received in the district on Saturday (September 19) night. The NDRF team and SDRF team have rescued several hundred residents.

Karnataka rains Udupi records 315 mm rain after 38 years -ymn
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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 21, 2020, 9:52 AM IST
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Udupi: The residents of Udupi woke up to flooding and waterlogging in parts of the district on Sunday after the rainfall which began on Saturday continued overnight.

With rainfall up to 315mm, excess water overflowed from the Indrani river causing flooding and waterlogging across the district.

Based on reports the district has reportedly experienced 315mm rain after 38 years.

Vehicular movement was on a halt the entire day as roads were filled with water above knee level.

Based on reports 2874 residents in the district were rescued by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel.

Rescue operations were also carried out in Udyavara, where the Papanashini river overflowed and flooded low-lying areas.

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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.

State Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday said he has directed the Udupi district authority to take relief measures immediately.

Basavaraj Bommai stated "I am aware of the floods in Udupi inundating a few villages. I have directed the district authorities to rush a 250-member team of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) there. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) will also reach there”.

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