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    Red Warning for Heavy Rain

    December 09, 2019

    The Department of Meteorology today issued Red Warning for Heavy Rain says that “Due to a low level atmospheric disturbance in the southeast of Sri Lanka prevailing showery condition over the island particularly in the Eastern, Uva, North-Central and Northernprovinces is likely to enhance.Very heavy showers around 200 mm are likely at some places in Ampara, Batticaloa,Trincomalee Monaragala, Polonnaruwa, Badulla, Nuwara-Eliya and Kandy districts.Heavy showers of about (100-150) mm are likely in the Anuradhapura, Mullaitivu,Kilinochchi, Vavuniya and Matale districts.Fairly heavy showers of about (75-100) mm are likely in Galle, Kaluthara, Rathnapura, Kegalle and Hambanthota districts. Fairly strong gusty winds up to (40-50) kmph can be expected in North-Western, Northern and North-Central provinces and in Hambanthota district.
    DAMAGE EXPECTED:
     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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