Adverse weather claims 11 lives | Daily News


Adverse weather claims 11 lives

Eleven deaths have been reported from December 2 to date, due to adverse weather across the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has said.

Around 160,038 individuals from 46,821 families have been affected so far and one person has been reported missing, DMC sources said. “Thirty houses have been completed damaged and 1,169 houses have been partially damaged by the adverse weather conditions,” the DMC said.

Over 4,000 individuals have been relocated to 51 alternative locations due to the prevailing adverse weather, as their properties have been affected by landslides, flash floods, heavy rain, lightning, or strong winds.

“The Uva and Eastern Provinces and the Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Hambantota districts will experience showers today,” Meteorology Department sources said.

“The Sabaragamuwa, Western and Central Provinces and the Galle and Matara districts will also experience showers after 1.00 pm,” the Meteorology Department said.

The Sabaragamuwa Province and the Kalutara, Galle and Matara districts will experience showers between 50 and 75 millimetres.

In addition, heavy showers will occur in the sea areas extending from Trincomalee to Balapitiya via Batticaloa, Hambantota and Galle.

Winds will be northeasterly and wind speed will be 30 to 40kmph in the sea areas around the island.

The sea areas extending from Kankesanturai to Negombo via Mannar and Puttalam can be fairly rough at times as the wind speed can increase up to 50 to 55kmph at times.


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