Inclement weather warning and evacuations in north and east continue

Inclement weather warning and evacuations in north and east continue

Written by Staff Writer

07 Jan, 2014 | 8:53 am

Satellite image courtesy- Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, USA  

Due to the inclement weather that is prevalent in the northern and eastern areas the Disaster Management Centre issued a notice to the residents of coastal areas on Sunday to evacuate from those areas.

The Disaster Management Centre notes that the evacuation order issued for those living within 100 metres of the coast in this area on Monday, remains in effect.

The warnings are continued to Wednesday as well.

Taking a look at how the weather affected the northern and eastern areas of the country on Monday, gale force winds buffeted the Mullaitivu district,  causing rough seas and intermittent showers.

Rains accompanied by gale force winds were also prevalent in the Killinochchi district. The fishermen did not set out to sea; there was a decline in attendance at schools.

Seas off the Jaffna district were also rough prompting fishermen to stay out of the water. However, some fishermen on smaller one-day vessels did set out to sea and returned safely.

Jaffna District Secretary, Sundaram Arumainayagam said that schools in the Vadmarachchi area were shut down as a result of the adverse weather.

The District Secretary added that if the situation prevails, schools in the area will be closed on Wednesday as well.

While there was no considerable change in the weather over Trincomalee and Batticaloa, fishermen in these districts set out to sea as usual.

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