Over 70,000 people affected due to inclement weather: DMC

Over 70,000 people affected due to inclement weather: DMC

Over 70,000 people affected due to inclement weather: DMC

Written by Pavani Hapuarachchi

05 Dec, 2020 | 4:20 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): A total of 70,135 people were affected by the inclement weather experienced in the North and East as a result of Cyclone Burevi, the Disaster Management Centre said on Saturday (Dec. 05).

In its latest situation report, the DMC said 10,604 people are currently located at 58 relief centres.

As of Saturday (Dec. 05), 13 districts are affected by heavy showers, as a result of Cyclone Burevi.

Two people died and six others sustained injuries.

According to District Secretary of Jaffna, K. Maheshan said 54,163 people of 16,250 families in the area were affected due to heavy showers, while 3393 people are located at relief centres.

Two wewas in the Killinochchi district are overflowing.

The Killinochchi District Disaster Management Centre said in the event rains continue, people living close to the wew will be required to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

In the Killinochchi district, a total of 4334 people are currently at relief centres.

In the Mullaitivu district, a total of 1925 people are affected due to inclement weather, while in the Mannar district that number stands at 7784.

The Department of Meteorology expects rainfall exceeding 100 mm to the Northern, Norther Western provinces and Anurdharapura district.

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