At least 24 persons have died and more than 170,000 people have been affected due to the adverse weather conditions prevailed in Sri Lanka for nearly a week. Another 13 persons have been injured. According to the latest update from the Disaster Management Center (DMC), 174,310 persons belonging to 45,680 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains prevailed in 19 districts across Sri Lanka from 20th - 26th May.
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The rainy condition prevailing in the country can be observed to be gradually declining, says the Disaster Management Center (DMC), although the water levels in rivers continue to remain the same.According to the National Building Research Organization (NBRO), the landslide warnings issued by the organization, still stand. The organization had issued warnings for Ratnapura, Kegalle, Kandy and Kalutara districts for the next 24 hours from 5pm yesterday (27).
Steps have been taken to close down the primary sections of schools in the Southern Province due to the spread of a viral flu. The Secretary to the Southern Province Ministry of Education stated that educational activities from Grades 1 to 5 at 7 educational zones in the in the Galle, Matara and Hambantota districts will be suspended till the 30th of this month. He added that preschools in these areas will remain closed until the 4th of June.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has taken steps to close down schools in the Gampaha Educational zone for today. This step has been taken due to concerns raised by parents due to the rise in water levels of the Athanagalu Oya.The education ministry notes that school will reopen on Wednesday.
At least 23 persons have died and more than 150,000 people have been affected due to the adverse weather conditions prevailing in Sri Lanka for nearly a week. Two people are missing and another 10 persons have been injured. According to the latest update from the Disaster Management Center (DMC) 153,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts,
Nearly 53,712 persons belonging to 40,017 families have been affected due to the heavy pre-monsoon rains across Sri Lanka in 19 districts, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said. The death toll due to the severe weather condition has risen to 19, the DMC said in its latest update.
The Ministry of Disaster Management noted that the death toll due to the inclement weather has risen to 12 while the number of affected has risen to 153,500.
DMC and National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) has provided Rs 14.7 million to the 12 district secretaries to address the immediate needs of the affected people. The DMC further noted that a heavy rainfall continued across several parts of the country resulting in flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including southern, western, north-western and southern provinces.
Nearly 7,526 families have been evacuated and sent to 194 welfare centres due to flood and landslide risks and around 447 houses are at high risk, either prone to floods or landslides. Military and police officials totalling 557 were mobilised immediately for search and rescue operations while 5,826 military and police personnel are on stand-by teams for immediate deployment.
The immediate rapid impact analysis estimates over 23,000 people need emergency flood relief and early recovery assistance. Two spill gates of the Rajanganaya reservoir were opened and the people living downstream were advised to be vigilant.
The DMC said the red notice that had been issued for several areas regarding possible disaster situation including landslides and floods was still valid and requested the people to be vigilant about possible risks.Email Facebook1 Twitter Google+ Pinterest0 WhatsApp Facebook Messenger
Nearly 105,352 persons of 18 districts have been affected due to prevailing adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) announced.Meanwhile the death toll has increased to 11 the DMC said in its latest update.