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Level 2 landslide warning for five districts

Rivers swell, rains to continue

by Gayan Abeykoon
September 29, 2023 1:00 am 1 comment
A flooded road in Hakmana, Matara. Picture by Thamarasiri Wijesekera, Deiyandara Corr.

The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has updated the landslide warning notice issued earlier due to the prevailing heavy rains. Accordingly, out of the landslide warning notices issued to seven districts, Level 2 landslide warning notices have been issued for five districts.

Meanwhile, the Hydrology and Disaster Management Division of the Irrigation Department said that the water level of several rivers are rising.

Accordingly, the water level of the Nilwala Ganga and the water level of the Gin Ganga have now reached almost flood level.

However, the announcement further states that the water level in the Kalu Ganga, Gin Ganga, Nilwala Ganga and Attanagalu Oya continues to rise.

The Department of Meteorology has issued a statement stating that the current rainy weather in the south-western part of the island is expected to continue.

The Met Department said that rain or thundershowers may occur in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, South and North Western Provinces and in the Kandy and Nuwara Eliya districts.

In the Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and in te Galle, Matara and Puttalam districts, heavy rains of more than 75mm may occur. Slight rain may also occur in the Northern Province and Anuradhapura district.

It is also stated in the announcement that strong winds of 40 to 50 kmph may occasionally occur in the western slopes of the central mountains, in the Northern, Central and North Western Provinces, and in the districts of Trincomalee and Hambantota. A few places in Ampara and Batticaloa districts may experience rain or thundershowers in the evening or at night.



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