Continuous Rains in and around Mangalore for 2 days now.

8:33 PM, Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Mangalore: Torrential rains have paralyzed a normal life on the coast this week with bad roads in pools and pot-holes, drainage holes overflowing, small umbrellas not enough to hold one person from getting wet and many passages slippery for senior citizens of the port city.

Several regions on the west coast received more rains than they need after a dry period in Shravan month, and just when several social celebrations and festivals (Ramzan, Rakhi, Sea worship, Upakarma etc) took place this week one over the other.

Mangalore Taluk received 129mm, the highest in DK dt. Bantwal (106), Belthangady (66), Puttur (129) and Sullia (109mm) were trying to keep abreast in this Monsoon race, as at 3 am on Wednesday.
Jeppina Mogaru, Padil, Kulur, Kottara and some other low-lying areas were inundated and the mud water entered houses/cottages.

Obviously, power supply went out and the demand has dropped, according to MESCOM. Electric poles have to be set right, after heavy damaging winds in Puttur. There was the attendance in offices and travel buses, as people remained indoors to celebrate holy days as holidays in the city and Suburbs, on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kumaradhara river levels rose above danger marks, inundating the bridge connecting Subrahmanya (road) to temple. It rained whole nights and days severely. Perhaps the farmers and rainwater harvesters are happy as fields are full, lakes and wells also have been filled up for summer use.

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