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Met Department requests sea farers to be vigilant
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The Department of Meteorology causations sea farers to remain vigilant when traversing the stretch of sea from Mathara to Pottuvil through Hambanthota.

The department has predicted heavy showers accompanied by thunder for the stretch and hence requests of public to remain cautious.

Duty Meteorologist at the Met. Department Channa Rodirigo expressed further views in this regard.

Meanwhile 8 out of the 11 reservoirs in the Anuradhapura District continue to overflow subsequent to having reached spill level.

Director of the Water Management Unit of the Department of Irrigation Janaki Meegasthanne speaking to our news expressed her views on the situation.

Meanwhile 30 housing units have been damaged due to strong gale winds which had swept through the Haputhale area last night.

Moreover strong gale winds as well as a tornado situation were reported from two areas of the Polonnaruwa district yesterday.

According to the Deputy Media Director of the Centre for Disaster Management relief has already been provided to those affected.

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