Heavy Rain in Sri Lanka: At least 26 people have died in Sri Lanka in recent days due to bad weather, while 230,000 people have been affected. Officials gave this information on Friday. The Northeast Monsoon is normally active in Sri Lanka in October and November, but this year many parts of the country have recorded above normal rainfall.
The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that 26 people have died and about 2,30,000 people have been affected due to incessant rains so far. At the same time, 06 people have died due to lightning. The Center said that life is returning to normal in the affected areas due to deficient rains and flood waters receding. The opened gates of the reservoirs are being closed gradually. At the same time, the Meteorological Bureau said that there will be rain in many provinces of the island country. The Meteorological Bureau said that the low pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal is indirectly responsible for the rains in Sri Lanka and is now moving towards South India.
23 houses completely destroyed, 1,253 partially damaged
The DMC said 23 houses were completely destroyed, while 1,253 were partially damaged. The Meteorological Department issued a red alert for many areas earlier this week as more rain and winds are expected in the coming days. A landslide warning has also been issued in 10 districts including Colombo. DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodipilly said that the water level has also increased in many major rivers and a red notice has been issued for the rise in water level in many reservoirs and rivers. People living in irrigation areas and low-lying areas have been asked to remain alert.
The Meteorological Department said that there is a possibility of more rain in many areas of the country (Sri Lanka) in the coming days and urged people to remain alert. Because it can cause flooding in low-lying areas. At the same time, the Sri Lankan Navy has deployed relief teams in the flood-affected areas for search and rescue operations in the event of a meteorological disaster.
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