2232 persons affected by bad weather

More than 2000 persons from Gampaha, Kandy and Matale districts have been affected by heavy rains during the past two days, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

In Wattala, 2212 persons from 479 families are affected from flash floods while 331 persons are presently housed in temporary shelters. Strong winds and heavy rains and lightning have affected about five families in Akurana, Gangawata Koralaya, Deltota, Doluwa in Kandy and Laggala in Matale, DMC said.

During the last 24 hours, Colombo recorded 70.1 mm rainfall followed by Katunayake with 69.3 mm, Ratmalana with 37.8mm and 22.3 mm in Vavuniya.

 The Meteorology Department said that due to atmospheric disturbances in the vicinity of the country, rainy weather is expected during next few days.

The department requested public to be vigilant about heavy rain, lightning and strong winds during thundershowers.

Source: sundaytimes