60,000 in North affected due to floods

60,000 in North affected due to floods

24 December 2018 09:00 am

60,345 people from 18,585 families have been affected due to adverse weather in the North.

People living in Kilinochchi, Mulathivu, Mannar, Vavuniya and Jaffna have been affected due to heavy floods and a group of people have been sheltered in 34 safe camps in those districts, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

10,332 people of 3,291 families are currently stating in those camps, DMC added.

According to reports issued by the DMC on December 24, Kilinochchi is the most affected district

Showers or thundershowers can be expected in the Northern Province, the Meteorology Department said. Showers can be expected in other areas of the island after 2 pm.

The DMC further said that the hotline 117 is active 24 hours a day.

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