Weather: Present conditions to intensify

Weather: Present conditions to intensify

Written by Staff Writer

08 Oct, 2018 | 11:00 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Department of Meteorology says the low-pressure system in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify the prevalent weather conditions in Sri Lanka.

The Numbers

  • Affected: 21,617 people
  • Transferred to secure centres: 1896
  • 16 houses completely destroyed
  • 1,427 houses partially damaged

Reports from across the country

Even though water levels have subsided in certain areas, a number of other areas are still under water and are continuing to receive heavy rainfall.

Several roads in Baddegama and surrounding areas have been inundated as the Gin Ganga began to overflow. According to our correspondent, floods in many roads including the Baddegama Udugama road and the Baddegama Dodangoda road has disrupted vehicular movement.

Meanwhile, water levels in many areas of the Kalutara district including Walallavita, Palinda Nuwara and Weliwitiya have subsided. Low-level areas in Horana and its surroundings are still inundated while water in the low-level grounds in Mathugama are subsiding.

The Yodha Ela in Anuradhapura began to overflow, flooding several houses in the Sawasthipura area. The entry road to the sacred city of Anuradhapura is also under water.

Six sluice gates of the Rajanganaya Reservoir have been opened and are releasing water at a capacity of 3624 cubic-feet-per-second. Meanwhile, two sluice gates of the Angamuwa reservoir were also opened.

Continuous rain has also raised the water levels of;

  • Thabbowa reservoir
  • Karuwalagaswewa kudawewa reservoir

Dangers

Active landslide alerts have been issued to the districts of;

  • Kalutara
  • Galle
  • Badulla
  • Kegalle

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