Mangaluru: The water level in the rivers in the District had risen on Sunday August 7 due to rain in the Western Ghats region.
Netravathi’s danger level in Bantwal is 8.5 metres while it had reached upto 7.9 metres on Sunday July 7. While the danger level at Uppinangady is 31.5 metres, the water level reached 28.20 metres. However, the incessant rains in Dakshina Kannada District for the past three to four days had subsided to some extent on Sunday July 7. A red alert has been issued for heavy rains but it has not been as expected and also an orange alert was issued for coastal areas on August 8 and 9. It is a yellow alert for two days after that.
After rains in the morning of Sunday, light showers has been experienced from time to time. It was sunny for a while in the afternoon. Apart from that, the weather was cloudy throughout the day. It was also very cold in the countryside.
9 houses partially damaged
9 houses in the District were partially damaged due to the rains. 12 electric poles too were damaged. As a precautionary measure, 76 people living in areas at danger have been put up at three care centres. SDRF and NDRF teams have been kept on standby.
From the morning of Saturday to Sunday morning, the average rainfall has been recorded as 85 mm. Belthangady received 80.3 mm, Bantwal 89.7 mm, Mangaluru 68.6 mm, Puttur 88.1 mm, Sullia 89.1 mm, Moodabidri 81.3 mm and Kadaba 94.6 mm.
As a precautionary measure, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea and all fishing boats have been asked to reach the shore immediately as the Arabian Sea is likely to remain rough till August 8.