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12 Nov 1992 description


DHA-UNDRO 92/0762

SRI LANKA
CYCLONE
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
12 NOVEMBER 1992

1. AT 1400 HRS LOCAL (07.30 HRS GMT) TIME, CYCLONE HIT POTHUVIL ON EASTERN COAST WITH WIND SPEED OF 120 KM/HOUR. CYCLONE MOVING WEST AT REDUCED SPEED.

2. HEAVY RAINS FOLLOWING IN WAKE OF CYCLONE WHICH IS EXPECTED TO REACH COLOMBO AT MIDNIGHT LOCAL TIME.

3. GOVT SENDING RADIO WARNING MESSAGES. UN DISASTER EMERGENCY TEAM ON STANDBY KEEPING TRACK OF ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

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