NBRO issues Level-1 Landslide early warning across 5 Districts

Sunday, 12 May 2024 - 15:45

Heavy showers more than 100mm are likely at some places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and North-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts.

In response to heavy rainfall exceeding 75mm over the past 24 hours, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) has issued a Level-1 Landslide Early Warning across several districts in Sri Lanka. The warning, which covers the districts of Badulla, Kandy, Kegalle, Kurunegala, and Ratnapura, highlights the heightened risk of landslides in these areas.

The NBRO, responsible for monitoring geological hazards and providing early warnings, has urged residents and authorities in the affected districts to remain vigilant and take necessary precautions. With the onset of the monsoon season, the risk of landslides in hilly regions has escalated, prompting proactive measures from relevant authorities.

Residents living in vulnerable areas are advised to be cautious, especially near steep slopes, riverbanks, and areas prone to erosion. Additionally, travelers are urged to exercise caution while commuting through landslide-prone areas, and to adhere to safety guidelines provided by local authorities.

The issuance of the Level-1 Landslide Early Warning highlights the importance of proactive measures in mitigating the impact of natural disasters. The NBRO continues to monitor weather patterns and geological conditions closely, collaborating with relevant stakeholders to ensure the safety and well-being of communities across the country.

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