Friday, 25th June 2021

Heavy rains expected in Northern and Eastern Provinces

British Asia News Network

Colombo: Heavy rains are to continue in the Northern and Eastern Provinces already affected by flash floods, Meteorology Department sources said yesterday.

The Met Department yesterday predicted showers or thundershowers in the Northern, Eastern and North-Central Provinces today (25).

Some places in the Central and the Sabaragamuwa Provinces and the Jaffna and Mullaitivu districts are also to experience fairly heavy rain fall above 75 mm.

Over 18,500 families in those districts have been impacted by the adverse weather conditions, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said.

Around 3,600 families have been provided shelter at 38 safe locations while they are being provided with cooked meals, dry rations and other relief items through the direction of relevant district secretaries.

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