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Karnataka: Cyclone Tauktae causes heavy rainfall in six districts: 4 killed in at least 73 villages affected  

Heavy rains accompanied by strong tidal waves that came in with Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc across the coast of Karnataka, killing at least four people and affecting over 73 villages in Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Dakshina Kannada since Friday night.

Cyclone Tauktae caused heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in six districts of Karnataka last night. A heavy downpour with wind speed of over 70 kms per hour was experienced along the Karnataka coast.

Udupi, Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru districts recorded over 64.5 mm rainfall yesterday night.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa spoke to the Deputy Commissioners of coastal districts today, asking them to visit the cyclone affected places, speed up rescue and relief measures and initiate a process for the compensation for the losses.

The rain and wind have subsided in Udupi and Dakshina Kannada now.

Orange- will be in force for the next two days. Fishermen are advised not to venture into rivers and sea in the coastal areas.

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The Disaster management cell has reported that the rain and wind since the last few days have killed four persons, damaged 112 houses, 139 electric poles and 22 transformers.

There are 298 persons in 11 relief camps and 318 persons were evacuated. Two TUG vessels were caught in the storm on Arabian sea on Saturday.

Out of nine workers on board a vessel, three braved the storm and returned safely to the shore. One was found dead and another five are still missing.

The Coast Guards were making efforts to rescue another eight workers struck in another TUG vessel working for the Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Limited.

Heavy rains accompanied by strong tidal waves that came in with Cyclone Tauktae wreaked havoc across the coast of Karnataka, killing at least four people and affecting over 73 villages in Udupi, Uttara Kannada, and Dakshina Kannada since Friday night.

According to the Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA), as of 9 am on May 16, deaths were reported from Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Shivamogga, and Chikkamagaluru districts (one each). 112 houses were damaged and 318 people were evacuated.

 

 

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