Floods badly affect on Northern Province

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By The Nation online

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Floods killed one person in Killinochchi and around 559 in 196 families were displaced. The displaced have currently been provided shelter at the Oddaruththakulam Common Hall, Kallapadu South Pre-School and Thirumurukandi Hindu Vidyalam. Around 27 houses in Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi districts have been completely damaged while 295 houses have been partially damaged by Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, 3,050 persons in the Wattala GS division and 2,201 persons belonging to 487 families in Kotahena GS division have been affected by floods while 4,661 persons belonging to 1,554 families in Mundalam, Madampe, Mahawewa, Arachchikattuwa and Chilaw GS divisions in the Puttalam district have also been affected by the floods. Around 2,073 displaced persons belonging to 757 families have been provided shelter. Disaster Management Centre officials said that action has been taken to provide relief measures to all affected.

“The low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is still continuing and is now located to the northeast of Sri Lanka. Under the influence of the system, showery weather and cloudy skies over the country is expected to continue today. The possibility of strong winds over the country and surrounding sea area is still high,” an official from the Department of Meteorology said.

Showers or thundershowers will be experienced over most part of the island, particularly in the northern half of the island. Very heavy falls (about 150 mm) are also likely at some places, they added. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. The public is requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

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