Rain, gusty winds damage houses, uproot trees, electric poles


Udupi: Several houses and shops were damaged on Saturday as to rain accompanied by gusty winds lashed Padigar, in Perdoor village.

As many as 40 houses were damaged; 300 trees and 165 electric poles uprooted in the incident. Power supply was disrupted for several hours.

Heavy rain with strong winds lashed the area between 1.30 am and 2 am and more than 100 huge trees were uprooted and fell on the Udupi-Agumbe highway between Padigar and Vaddameshwar. Traffic came to a standstill till nearly 10 am. Forest and MESCOM officials and the police helped in clearing the highway.

Perdoor MESCOM unit is still working and power supply is likely to be restored by Monday. MESCOM has incurred a loss of about Rs 15 lakh.

MLA and former minister Vinay Kumar Sorake visited the spot and instructed officials to provide the victims with compensation at the earliest.

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