In a recent development, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the coastal regions of Karnataka, specifically targeting the districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. This alert is set to be in effect for the next 24 hours, heightening concerns over potential weather-related disruptions.
According to data from the Karnataka Natural Disaster In-Charge Center, the orange alert for Dakshina Kannada and Udupi will remain in place until the afternoon of Saturday, September 30th. Following this, a yellow alert has been issued for the subsequent Sunday and Monday.
One of the key concerns highlighted in this alert is the expected wind velocity, which could reach speeds of up to 55 kilometers per hour. Such conditions can pose significant risks to coastal communities and infrastructure, making preparedness and caution paramount.
Of particular note is the cautionary advice to fishermen, urging them to exercise extreme caution and avoid venturing into the sea during this period. The turbulent sea conditions and high winds pose substantial risks to those navigating the waters.
Local authorities and emergency services are on high alert, prepared to respond swiftly to any weather-related incidents or emergencies that may arise during this period.
As the situation develops, it is crucial for residents and visitors in the affected areas to stay tuned to official updates from the IMD and follow safety guidelines issued by local authorities. Preparedness and vigilance can play a vital role in ensuring the safety and well-being of all individuals in these coastal regions.