Landslide warnings in five districts extended

Landslide warnings in five districts extended

Landslide warnings in five districts extended

Written by Bella Dalima

13 Jun, 2014 | 9:21 pm

The Disaster Management Centre says the landslide warning issued by the National Building Research Organisation for five districts continues to remain in effect.

The Department of Meteorology meanwhile has noted that the effects of monsoon winds have dissipated in comparison with Thursday.

Heavy rainfall affected several parts of the island overnight on Friday, with the Nuwara Eliya and Ratnapura districts among the worst affected.

People from several areas in the Nuwara Eliya District have been evacuated from their homes owing to the prevailing extreme weather conditions.

Nuwara Eliya District Secretary D.P.G. Kumarasiri said that 514 individuals from 104 families had been evacuated and are being sheltered at 12 camps and in relatives’ homes.

Debris from an earthslip that fell on the Hatton-Colombo main road in Diyagala has been cleared.

Our reporter says that an operation also commenced Friday to remove an earth embankment that collapsed on the Hatton-Colombo Railway line near the 99th kilometer post in Galabada.

Meanwhile, a landslide flattened an empty home in Samanpura, Watawala on Thursday evening.

Our reporters say that several earth slips and landslides were witnessed on the Hatton-Nuwara Eliya and Hatton-Colombo roads.

 

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