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Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 8:18
Update: 21 killed, 12 missing and thousands displaced due to flood
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The Disaster Management Center stated that 100,731 persons have been displaced due to the inclement weather in 18 districts.

The Center also stated the displaced persons have been sheltered in 525 makeshift camps throughout the country.

The Disaster Management Center further stated that 21 persons killed by the disaster and 15 more persons are still missing.

Meanwhile traffic on several roads is still not cleared after soil mounds fell on them due to heavy showers and floods. The Disaster Management Center stated Puttalam-Mannar road, Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa road, Chilaw-Negombo road, and several roads in Nuwara Eliya district are still not cleared fully for traffic.

At the same time, Irrigation Department stated that 63 reservoirs are still overflowing, therefore the people living in the low lying areas of these reservoirs are informed to be vigilant during the next 24 hours.

Besides, the landslide warning issued for 11 districts by the National Building Research Institute is still effective for the next several hours.

Meanwhile Meteorologist on duty Janaka Kumara stated that heavy rain could be expected in many parts of the country within the next 24 hours. He said the rainfall could even rise upto 100 millimeters in certain areas.

Sunday, 28 December 2014 - 8:41
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21 deaths caused due to adverse weather; 15 missing - Over 1 million displaced


The Disaster Management Centre stated that 21 deaths have been reported while 15 persons are missing due to the adverse weather conditions affecting 17 districts.

Over 1 million persons have been affected.

Meanwhile, 4 more bodies were receovered from the landslide hit area in Rilpola in Hali-ela, Badulla.

Duty Meteorologist Janaka Kumara stated that further showers can be expected in several parts of the island.


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