Cyclone 'Mekunu': Light to moderate rain likely in Coastal Karnataka
A day after heavy downpour in coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi on Tuesday, inundating low-lying areas and flooding roads, disrupting traffic and throwing life out of gear, the authorities are expecting the downpour to continue.
Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy took stock of the situation at Dakshina Kannada, a statement from his office said. It further added that Kumaraswamy has directed the deputy commissioner to take assistance from the coast guard and take all necessary precautionary measures "to prevent loss of lives and mitigate the damages". BJP MP from Dakshina Kannada Nalin Kumar Kateel visited the water-logged area to assess the situation.
The Home Ministry said it has reviewed the situation in Managalore and is rushing additional teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist the local administration in handling rescue and relief operations.