240 houses damaged due to winds

by Staff Writer 28-09-2019 | 10:03 PM
Colombo (News 1st): Department of Meteorology says thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning is likely to occur at several places in Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern, Central, Uva and North-Western provinces and in Mannar and Polonnaruwa districts in the evening or night. Issuing a weather advisory the department said temporary strong gusty winds up to 70-80 kmph are also possible during thundershowers. Vehicular movement hampered Vehicular movement along the Colombo - Ratnapura main road was hampered last night (September 28) for several hours, due to fallen trees. Officers of Sri Lanka Army in Kuruvita, together with the area residents and relief groups immediately took measures to clear one lane along the road. The Colombo Ratnapura main road has now returned to normalcy. Damages to property Meanwhile, around 240 houses in several parts of the country were damaged due to strong gusty winds. Out of it 94 houses are reported from Ratnapura new town, Weraloopa, Kospelawinna, Dooriyan-Gasdeka, and several other areas were damaged by the strong winds. The power supply in these areas was also hampered by fallen trees. News 1st correspondent in the area said officials of the Ceylon Electricity Board contributed immensely to restore the power supply in these areas. Around 150 houses in Eswatte South in Avissawella, Miriswatte, Hingurala, and Eswatte North were damaged due to strong gusty winds. 8 Grama Seva divisions under the purview of the Seethawaka Divisional Secretariat suffered damages due to strong winds. Fallen trees have resulted in hindrance to the power supply and steps have been taken to provide relief to those affected. Flood Situation Meanwhile, the flood situation in the Galle and Matara districts are gradually receding. News 1st correspondent in the area said a section of the Gonapura village in Baddegama, is currently flooded. Food and drinking water was distributed among those affected, by the officers of the Poddala Police. Roads in Kadduwa, Malimbada, Wellethota, Bandarawatte, and Nadugala have been inundated.