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Monday, 21 May 2018 - 13:13
Main rivers reaching spill level, people warned of possible floods
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The Disaster Management Center urges the people who are living in low-lying areas of Nilwala, Kalu, Gin, Kelani rivers and Aththanagalu and Maa Oya to be vigilant for possible floods.
 
Meanwhile, the death toll as a result of the inclement weather has risen to 6.
 
Four persons including a Buddhist nun died from being struck by lightning in separate incidents in Horana, Welikanda.
 
Another person died as a soil mound collapsed on their house at Undugoda in Bulathkohupitiya last night.
 
In Monaragala, a woman died after a tree branch fell on her in Badalkumubura.
 
The Disaster management Center has requested that the public take precautionary measures during lightning and storms.
 
Additionally, the center has requested the public to refrain from visiting flood-affected areas on sight-seeing.
 
Our correspondents reported that traffic has been affected in many areas due flooding.
 
Meanwhile, Education Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said that authority has been vested in zonal education officers, including school principals to decide whether schools should be closed or not, due to the inclement weather conditions.
 
It was announced that schools in Ratnapura, Nivitigala and Dehiovita educational zones in the Sabaragamuwa Province would remain closed today and tomorrow.
 
 In addition, several schools in Akuressa, Panadugama, and Athuraliye in Matara district were also closed.
 
The Department of Meteorology warned that the impact of ongoing inclement weather could increase if the current low-pressure zone in the Bay of Bengal develops into a depression as it reaches the island.
 
The Department said, however, in the next 24 hour period 100 to 150 millimeters of rain is predicted for the Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-Western, Central, Uva provinces and the districts of Galle and Matara.
 
By 8.30 this morning, 353.8 millimeters of rain was reported in Anamaduwa, Puttalam.
 
The NBRO has issued landslide warning for Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle districts and it has been further extended for another 24 hours.
 
A “Red alert” has been issued for Palinda Nuwara Divisional Secretariat for landslides.
 
The evacuation of residents in areas prone to landslides has begun.


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