Heavy rains, landslides, floods possible: People asked to be vigilant

Strong winds and showers during the past few days have severely affected to Northern, North-central, Uva, Southern, Western, Sabaragamuwa and the Central Provinces.

Due to this situation, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) yesterday (1st Dec.) extended the landslide warning for eight districts including Badulla, Nuwara-Eliya, Ratnapura, Galle, Hambantota, Monaragala, Kalutara and Matale. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department requests the public to remain vigilant as heavy rains and strong winds are to be experienced over the next few days. It is expected the central hills would also experience heavy rains or thundershowers.

 In addition, the Fishermen are further advised to refrain from going out to sea until further notice. 

Disaster Management Officers yesterday requested people living on the banks of the Nilwala, Kalu and Gin rivers to be vigilant as water levels were on the rise.

The people living in the low-lying areas including Akuressa, Athuraliya, Matara and Thihagoda were informed to be vigilant of a possible flood situation.

DMC sources said that water level in the Benthara, and Madu Rivers are also rising. Many areas in the Hambantota district have been inundated with the overflowing of Kirama and Kongal canals. DMC sources said that power break downs were reported from many areas and CEB regional office sources said that it would take another two days for the power supply to be restored.

- News.lk

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