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Tuesday, 08 May 2012 - 12:30
220 homes damaged in strong winds.
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Around 220 houses were damaged and 80 families displaced due to strong winds that were experienced last night in several areas.

Deputy Media Director of the National Disaster Management Centre Sarath Lal Kumara stated that homes in Batticaloa, Pollonnaruwa, Vavuniya, Mulativ and Matale were damaged.

We spoke to the Met Department to find out the reasons behind the sudden winds.

Duty Meteorologist Anusha Damayanthi stated that such strong winds could occur during heavy showers.

He added that such showers accompanied by strong winds could be experienced in several places around the island this evening.

He also added that the reason behind the rise in temperatures during the morning hours is attributed to changes in wind conditions surrounding the island and the absence of cloud cover.






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