Tuesday, May 24, 2016

HEALTH TIP- ELECTRICITY AND FLOODS

Image result for electricity accidents during floodsPeople often overlook the possibility of an electrical accident during or after a flood. It is understandable that sufferers of flooding will often have their minds on other issues. But Safe Electricity believe electricity is the first thing you should consider when entering a flooded home or property.

The Safe Electricity website gives a list of 5 measures to bear in mind when it comes to electricity and flooding:
  1. Never step into a flooded basement or other room if water may be in contact with electrical outlets, appliances or cords.
  2. Never attempt to turn off power at the breaker box if you must stand in water to do so. If you can’t reach your breaker box safely, call your electric utility to shut off power at the meter.
  3. Never use electric appliances or touch electric wires, switches or fuses when you’re wet or when you’re standing in water.
  4. Keep electric tools and equipment at least 10 feet away from wet surfaces. Do not use electric yard tools if it’s raining or the ground is wet.
  5. If an electrical appliance has been in contact with water, have a professional check it out before it is used. It may need to be repaired or replaced.
Also be aware that even if your power company has turned the electricity off, it is advisable to turn it off at the fuse or breaker box in your home also, just in case power was to be re-instated by the power company without your knowledge. But as stated above, never attempt to turn off power at the breaker box if you must stand in water to do so. If you can’t reach your breaker box safely, call your electric utility to shut off power at the meter.


After the event of a flood, you may well have some hard decisions to make regarding your electrical appliances. Firstly, if you have the chance and enough warning, you should move all electrical appliance to a higher area (upper floor) to keep them clear of flood water.
However, should some of your electrical appliances be water damaged, there is a very high chance they will never again be safe to use. Flood water contaminates any appliance that is submerged, or even partially submerged. After drying and cleaning, there may well be sediment that has damaged the appliance. Sadly this applies to more than just your kettle and toaster –flood water may also damage your breaker box and general electrical wiring in your home. So after the event of a flood in your home, make sure you consult a professional electrician to verify the safety of your electrical appliances, large and small.

Cabinet Decided To Grant One Month Relief Period For Flood Victims To Pay Electricity And Water Bills

The Cabinet has yesterday(24) decided to grant one month relief period for those affected by floods in settling  their electricity and water bills.

Meanwhile the government has announced that the cost of the Sri Lanka's floods and landslides  occurred last weak is between US Dollars 1.5 billion to US Dollars 2 billion.

Floods Subsided In Many Districts While The Death Toll Risen To 101

As floods subsided in many of the 22 districts which it affected last week the death toll due to floods and landslides occurred in the island has risen to 101 according to Disaster Management Center(DMC).

Around 100 persons still reported as missing at the landslide site in Aranayake,Kegalle(In Central Province).

According to the DMC around 530 houses in the island completely destroyed due to floods and another 4000 were partly damaged.

One third  of the 650,000  residents in Colombo District were vacated their houses due to the floods occurred last week it has been reported.However as the water levels in flooded areas decreasing those who went for safe places began to return their houses and still around 15,000 people are staying in schools and temples in flooded areas in Colombo according to reports.

Schools in Kolonnawa and Wellmapitiya areas still closed down as the flood victims are staying in those schools.

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Senior Artiste Jackson Anthony Has Given A Statement To Presidential Commission Of Inquiry

Image result for presidential commision of inquiryThe senior stage drama,film and tele drama personality jackson anthony has today (24)gave a statement to Presidential Commission of Inquiry in connection with the ongoing investigation on alleged misusing of public funds for the water filling and opening ceremony of hamabanthota harbor in 2010.

The Commission has recorded statements from several other government offficials earlier regarding the allegation.


Belgian F-16 crash pilot ejects on to power line

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