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Coastal Karnataka districts witness heavy rains and high-velocity winds

Mangaluru and Surrounding Areas Experience High Velocity Winds and Rainfall, Causing Damage to Properties. On May 13, high velocity winds accompanied by rain lashed Mangaluru city for two hours, followed by cloudy weather and moderate rainfall. Beltangady and Bantwal taluks also experienced good rainfall, resulting in some damage to property.

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In Beltangady, the cement sheet roof of a house was blown off near Kokkada Jodumarga on Dharmasthala-Subramanya highway, causing an estimated loss of Rs 1.5 lakh. The elderly couple residing in the house expect some financial relief from the local administration, but so far, none of the panchayat or taluk revenue officers have visited their home. Many electricity poles were also uprooted in Beltangady taluk due to heavy rains. In Karkala, it has been raining in the evening and at night for the last two days, resulting in disruptions to electricity, telephone, and internet services.

The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for the coastal region of Karnataka on May 14, with rains and high velocity winds expected to lash the twin districts. The sea waves are also likely to be violent. On May 13, the maximum temperature in Mangaluru city was recorded as 30.8°C, while the minimum temperature was 24.8°C.

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