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Rains shut down schools in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | GURURAJ A. PANIYADI
Published Jun 9, 2018, 5:29 am IST
Updated Jun 9, 2018, 5:35 am IST
 In fact, at Uppinangady, the water level of the river was  24.5 meters, just four meters below the danger level.
Water level nearing danger level at Uppinangady   (Image: DC)
 Water level nearing danger level at Uppinangady (Image: DC)

Mangaluru: Seeing the heavy rain and the forecast of more to come, the district administrations of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada declared a holidays for schools on Friday and Saturday. With the South West Monsoon bringing good rain to almost all parts of the coastal districts  since Thursday night,  the water level roase in all the major rivers like Swarna, Seetha, Netravathi, Kumaradhara, leading to fears of a possible flood.  In fact, at  Uppinangady,  the water level of the river was  24.5 meters, just four meters below the danger level.  Disaster management teams were on standby near the all the  rivers  in the  taluks and cities as a precaution. But besides some incidents of trees partially damaging  houses,  no major damage was reported in the two districts. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Centre's weather section director has written to the state Chief Secretary  warning of heavy rainfall over Karnataka for the next five days. 

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Location: India, Karnataka, Mangaluru




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