Sri Lanka

Continuous support to people affected by floods in Kalutara

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09/06/2014 – Kalutara, Sri Lanka: The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Kalutara Branch continues to provide relief support to people affected by floods despite the weather been improved. In certain parts of Kalutara flood waters continues to affect people as the water levels have not receded completely.

Over 120,000 people in 9 districts were affected by floods as monsoonal weather conditions brought in heavy rains to most parts of Sri Lanka. The weather was improving, however sporadic patches of rain was reported from time to time from various parts of the island.

As of now SLRCS has managed to provide NFRI to over 4000 people in Kalutara. Yesterday another set of kits were distributed in Paragoda GN in Bulathsinhala divisional secretariat and Serupita GN in Dodangoda divisional secretariat.

Meanwhile the Meteorological Department of Sri Lanka forecasts showers or thundershowers at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and in the Galle and Matara districts and heavy falls (more than 75mm) are also likely at some places. Showers may extend to North-Western province too.

Thundershowers will develop at several places in the Uva, North central and Eastern provinces during the afternoon or evening.

Fairly strong winds can be expected along the western slopes of the Central hills at times. There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize the damages caused by lightning activities.