Written by Staff Writer
30 Sep, 2015 | 1:40 pm
The Department of Meteorology says that the atmospheric conditions are favourable for showers or thundershowers over most parts of the country during the afternoon and night.
Warnings of the possibility of landslides and caving-in of earth embankments have been issued to Badulla, Nuwara Eliya, Kalutara, Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts.
The Met Department said that cyclonic situations in the Western Pacific Ocean Zone has resulted in the prevalent rainy weather.
The Yakkalamulla and Imaduwa areas in Galle are worst affected by the showers. 12,719 people of 3309 families are facing severe hardships due to the overflowing of rivers in Galle.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said that four houses have been destroyed and for others were damaged. Our correspondent said that several main and by-roads have been flooded.
They are the Habaraduwa – Imaduwa road, Habaraduwa-Harumalgoda road and the Welikondha-Habaraduwa road. Several houses have been inundated as a result of the rising water levels of the Nuwaduwa canal.
Meanwhile, 5860 people of 1500 families have been affected by the floods in the Matara district. 59 houses have been damaged, whilst 107 were destroyed.
Elsewhere in Matara, four school buildings in Thelijjawila, Akuressa are experiencing difficulties due to the threat of falling earth embankments.
Two thousand one hundred (2100) students attend the school in question. The school hostel too has been shut down for several months as a result of this threat.
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