Nearly 12,000 persons displaced due to extreme weather

Nearly 12,000 persons displaced due to extreme weather

Nearly 12,000 persons displaced due to extreme weather

Written by Staff Writer

08 Dec, 2019 | 8:42 pm

COLOMBO(News 1st) – The Disaster Management Center said, 11,793 people of 116 divisional secretariats have been displaced, due to the incessant rains experienced during the past week. Our correspondent said the water level in inundated areas has not receded as yet.

Several areas of the Northern province experienced heavy showers during the past several days.

When News 1st visited many areas in the Killinochchi and Mullaitivu districts, we witnessed many areas still submerged in water.

Due to the opening of the Killinochchi Iranamadu spill gates, several villages including Murasumoddai and Kandawalai were inundated, and 28 families residing in the Ayyankoviladi area have been temporarily relocated to the Murasumoddai school.

Owing to the heavy showers, the Wattakachchiya main road in Periyakulam, Killinochchi is also inundated, while 300 locals have been temporarily relocated to the Periyakulam, Ayyanar College.

Currently, 424 people have been temporarily relocated to the camps based in the Kandawalai Maha Vidyalaya.

Meanwhile, News 1st teams currently touring the district observed more than 1000 acres submerged in the Puliyamunei area in Mullaitivu.

Owing to the incessant rains, vehicular movement on the Puliyamunei-Semmalei main road has been hampered from the 6th of this month.

 

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