Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Adverse Weather Pattern Inundated Several Areas And Land Slide Warnings Issued To Hill Country Areas

ns Around 21,000 people were severely affected in Several Districts throughout the island due to adverse weather pattern experienced since last few days it has been reported.  Five Districts were announced as  inundated due to the prevailing adverse weather Conditions and land slide warnings are issued to another 4 districts according to Disaster Management Center(DMC).the areas in Ampara,Batticloe,Polonnaruwa,Kurunagala and Hambanthota Districts were inundated due to the bad weather.

Meanwhile DMC has issued land slide warnings to districts of Kandy,Matale,Badulla and Nuwara Eliya Districts.

Six sluice gates in the Rajanganya,Inginimitiya and Udawalawe Reservoirs have been opened as a result of rising water levels it has been reported.

National Building Research Organization has also issued warning that there will  be risk of land slides and rock falls in hill country areas if the rain fall continues in next 24 hours.

Meanwhile train services on the Northern and Central Lines were terminated at Kurunagala and Nanu Oya due to flooding and derailment in several locations Sri Lanka Railways has announced.a train service between Idalgashinna and Ohiya on the upcountry railway line was derailed due to an earth slip it has announced.

Due to the adverse weather pattern experienced in several parts of the country more than 9 people including infants were died due to rock/tree falls and earth slips during last few days.

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