Mangaluru, June 10: The coastal area of Karnataka has received heavy showers on Tuesday, June 9th due to the depression in the Arabian Sea.
As the cyclone ‘Ashobaa’ is moving in the north and north-eastern direction, heavy showers are likely in the next 24 hours in the coastal area. The cyclone is moving at a speed of 90 kmph which may increase from 100 kmph to 120 kmph, informed the Meteorological department.
As directed by the Meteorological department, directions have been issued to deploy safety measures. Especially the fishermen and the tourists must not venture into the sea. The concerned officials are directed to ensure that the rain water flows freely, address the grievances of publics in case of emergencies and keep boats ready at the low lands where the flood is likely, informed the Deputy Commissioner Adoor B Ibrahim.
Due to ‘Ashobaa’ the force of waves in the Arabian Sea is more. For the next 48 hours, the Meteorological department has directed the fishermen at the coasts not to venture into the sea for fishing, those fishermen in the sea who have gone for fishing are asked to return back to the coasts. As the deep sea fishing is banned, the motor boats are parked in the beaches, said M D Prasad- Deputy Director of the Fisheries Department.
Safety measures at the Airport:
The Meteorological department has directed the authorities of Mangaluru International Airport to deploy safety measures in the wake of the cyclone ‘Ashobaa’. In this view, it has been directed to submit the reports on the wind and rain of the locality to the central office of the airport authority of India in Delhi, said JT Radhakrishna, Director, Mangaluru International Airport.
There are no considerable fluctuations in weather conditions, according to the airport Meteorological department. Due to showers on Monday evening, the flight from Dubai was deviated to Kerala and landed later at the Mangaluru airport at 8.30 pm, he informed.
Tree collapsed on road:
Due the heavy showers and breeze, a huge tree at Mannagudda collapsed on the road and effected the movement of vehicles. The tree was cleared off in the morning. The low lands were flooded due to the rain, and in some places there was a problem with the free flow of rain water. The MCC which received these complaints has addressed the problems.