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Sri Lanka adverse weather about 220,000 people affected islandwide. 10 died

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Sri Lanka Floods Landslides Mudslides Eath Slip damage impact
Sri Lanka Floods Landslides Mudslides Eath Slip damage impact

At least 10 persons have died, 1 missing, 2 injured and over 219,027 people have been affected due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in several parts of Sri Lanka. According to DMC report, 11 houses are fully damaged, and 724 houses are partially damaged due to bad weather. 15,499 people displaced.

Earth slip reported in Devanagala in Mawanella area. Body of a girl, who was trapped after her home was buried, has been recovered says Disaster Management Centre.

Significant rainfall has been received in many parts of the island during the last 24 hours and the Kalu, Kelani, Nilwala, Gin, Attanagalu Oya Mahaweli and Maha Oya rivers are overflowing and the Irrigation Department has issued flood warnings. Certain low-lying areas are inundated, minor and major floods, and several incidents of earth slips have also been reported. Four spill gates opened in Polgolla reservoir and one spill gate in Laxapana Reservoir also opened. DMC requested to people living in downstream be vigilant.

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has issued landslide warnings for Colombo, Kalutara, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara districts. The National Building Research Organization has requested the people living in high-risk areas to move to safer areas.

Flood Warning Message Kelani River Basin; there is a high possibility of considerably increasing current Flood Situation in lowline areas of Kelani River Valley situated in Dehiovita, Ruwanwella, Seethawaka, Dompe, Homagama, Kaduwela, Biyagama, Kolonnawa andWattala D/S Divisions. The residents of the area and drivers of the vehicles running through those areas are requested to pay high attention in this regard.

Flood Warning Message Maha Oya Basin; A considerable rain fall exceeding around 100 mm has been occurred. Therefore, considerable flood situation (Minor Flood) in low line areas of Maha Oya through Alawwa, Diwulapitiya, Meerigama, Pannala, Wennappuwa, Negambo, Katana and Dankotuwa D/S Divisions. Especially there is a possibility of inundating Giriulla – Kurunegala main road near the Giriulla Police Station might be occurred It is requested to pay high attention.

The public is further advised to contact the Disaster Management Center at 117 to inquire about possible disasters due to the prevailing weather conditions.

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