More than 38,000 people from the flood-hit areas had been rehabilitated in gruel centres and he advised the district administration to allow the people in such centres to stay for another week.
Flood victims complained that authorities failed to rehabilitate real flood victim families
A navy helicopter was pressed into service in Sunkasale near Ankola after 15 tourists were stranded in a partially submerged hotel.
Rains that started on Saturday night continued till Sunday afternoon giving intermittent breaks, but that did stop lowlying areas from getting submerged.
A major landslide occurred between Mangaluru Junction and Thokur near the Kulashekhar tunnel following continuous rain.
Over six districts including three coastal districts and three Malnad districts of Karnataka have received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours due to the effect of Cyclone Tauktae.
The recent floods that ravaged the state, including the Malnad districts, have damaged a number of schools.
Restoration works gained pace as it stopped raining throughout the district; some sheltered in relief centres left for their relatives’ houses.