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    RED Warning for Heavy Rain Featured

    December 04, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issued RED Warning for Heavy Rain says that “Due to the low-level atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka (south of Sri Lanka),prevailing showery condition is expected to enhance over Northern, Eastern, Northcentral, Uva and Central provinces from tonight (particularly during 04 and 05 December).Very heavy showers above 150 mm are likely at some places in Tncomalee,Batticaloa,Ampara, Mullaitivu, Nuwara-Eliya, Badulla and Monaragala districts.Heavy showers above 100 mm are likely at some places in North-Central, Sabaragamuva,Southern and Western provinces and in Matale, Kandy, Jaffna, Mannar, Kilonochchi and Vavuniya districts. (Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Galle, Matara, Hambanthota, Kegalle,Ratnapura, Gampaha, Colombo and Kaluthara).General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by temporary localized strong winds and lightning during thundershowers. Fairly strong gusty winds up to 55 kmph can be expected over the island particularly inNorth-Western, Southern, Central, Uva and North-Central provinces.
    DAMAGE EXPECTED:
     Heavy rain falls are expected in Central hilly areas.
     Heavy rains may trigger landslides in hilly areas.
     Water inundation in low lying areas
     Uprooting of large avenue trees.
    ACTION SUGGESTED:
     People living in hilly areas (particularly landslide prone areas) are requested to be vigilant.
     Drivers and people using roads in the hilly areas are requested to be vigilant.
     Take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.
     Beware of fallen trees and power lines.
     Be alert on the advisories issued by the Department of Meteorology.
     For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.

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