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Mangaluru receives highest rainfall in a day

By Chennabasaveshwar
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A day after heavy rains lashed Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in an early morning teleconference with the deputy commissioners of both the the districts assured relief to the coastal areas.

Dakshina Kannada Deputy Commissioner Shashikant Senthil said the rainfall in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada district is the affect of arrivals of monsoons. He said that the rainfall is not caused by the cyclone Mekunu. The district administration has ensured civilians of safety and suggested them to remain at home till the situation gets better.

Mangaluru receives highest rainfall

Mangaluru receives highest rainfall

According to reports, Mangaluru city perhaps received the highest rainfall recorded in the past few decades on a single day, as in the last decade the rainfall for a day has not crossed 100mm. Vehicles ply on a waterlogged road after a thunderstorm, in Mangaluru on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

NDRF, SDRF in Mangaluru

NDRF, SDRF in Mangaluru

State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Civil Defence and other teams with sufficient rescue equipment rushed to Mangaluru to provide rescue services in the affected areas due to the torrential rains. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has also reached the city. Rescuers at work in a flooded locality after a thunderstorm, in Mangaluru on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Flooded locality

Flooded locality

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reviewed the situation in Mangaluru and other areas after the reports of heavy rains in coastal Karnataka. He has asked the Home Secretary to rush more NDRF teams to Mangaluru, if required. A view of a flooded locality after a thunderstorm, in Mangaluru on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

Roads are submerged and a lot of houses are flooded

Roads are submerged and a lot of houses are flooded

Mangaloreans requested people who have plans to travel to coastal Karnataka to kindly cancel or postpone. A view of a flooded locality after a thunderstorm, in Mangaluru on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

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