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Monday, 22 October 2012 - 8:04
Walawe river water level rises; landslide threats in the central hills continue.
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The Disaster Management Centre says that 15 houses in Vaanduruppuwa in Ambalanthota have got submerged due to the rise of the Walawe river water level.

Disaster Management Centre Assistant Director Harsha Raveendra said that steps were taken this dawn to settle them in secure areas.

The Disaster Management Centre says that the threat to landslides declared for the Central upcountry remains valid during the next 11 hours.

Disaster Management Centre deputy Media Director Lal Sarath Kumaara said that this decision had been taken due to the heavy rains that the central hills continue to get.

The water level of the Keselgamuwa Oya rose up yesterday as a result of the downpour of heavy rains in the Norwood area, a catchment area of the Castlereigh reservoir.

In addition the Disaster Management Centre said that 12 houses along the Norwood Kirimandala Mawatha had gone under water as a result of the spill over Norwood Oya.

The Meteorology Department announced that thunder showers could take place in the interior areas of the island today as well  in the afternoon or evening.

Meteorologist Jeewan Karunathilaka speaking to our news team had this to say…

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