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Saturday, 22 December 2018 - 13:48
Heavy showers in the North; floods in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu
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Several areas in Kilinochchi and Mullaitivu districts have been inundated due to heavy showers that affected the Northern Province over the past few days.

The Disaster Management Centre noted that approximately 250 families in Oddusudan and Murukkai areas have been evacuated.

Assistant Director at the Disaster Management Centre, Pradeep Kodippili noted that rescue operations are being carried out with the assistance of the Army.

Meanwhile, the MET department stated that heavy showers exceeding 100 mm can be expected in the Northern Province during the next 12 hours.

The highest rainfall during the 24 hours that ended at 8.30 AM today, was also recorded from the Northern Province.

Accordingly, the MET department noted that Mankulam area has received a rainfall of 365 mm’s while Oddusudan area has received a rainfall of 302 mm’s.

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