Torrential rains in Mangalore triggered flash floods on Tuesday, bringing normal life to halt. Panambur Observatory in Mangalore recorded whopping 334 mm of rain in span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Tuesday, while another observatory in the city recorded 284 mm.
With these figures, city has broken all-time 24 hours record that stood at 133.4 at May 9, 2004 and May 27, 2006. Not only this, with some more rains in offing, the city would also surpass the all-time highest rainfall recorded in May that presently stands at 692.5 mm.
With almost entire city submerged under water, National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) team and local authorities were sent to rescue operations. Particularly, low lying areas of Kottara Chowki and Ballal Bagh were deep in water.
However, no casualties have been reported so far. Vehicular remain standstill and schools have been shut down till further notice. However, situation remains grim as moderate to heavy rains would continue for another 24 hours. Thereafter, we would see rains reducing gradually.
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