Along with the current adverse weather conditions in several parts of the country, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reported yesterday (15) that floods, heavy winds and cutting failure have affected 2,352 people in the Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts.
The DMC said 2,290 people from 585 families and 62 people from 16 families have been affected in the Ratnapura and Kalutara Districts.
Ratnapura, Elapatha, Ayagama, Kalawana, Pelmadulla, Kuruwita, Kahawatta, Balangoda, Balangoda, Opanayake, Godakawela, Nivithigala, Kiriella and Kolonna Divisional Secretariat (DS) divisions in the Ratnapura District and Bulathsinhala, Dodangoda, Ingiriya, Walallavita, Beruwela, Matugama, Kalutara and Agalawatta DS divisions in the Kalutara District have been affected, according to DMC.
DMC sources added the highest number of 1,346 persons from 324 families and 632 persons from 173 families have been affected in the Ratnapura and Elapatha DS Divisions. Nearly 100 persons from 27 families have been affected by floods in the Pelmadulla DS Divisions while heavy winds affected 27 from seven families in the Kuruwita DS Division.
Nearly 22 persons from five families have been affected as a result of heavy winds in the Walallavita DS Division.
The Met Department yesterday said the prevailing adverse weather conditions in the Western, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces and Galle and Matara Districts are expected to continue for the next few days.
The Met Department said heavy showers above 100 millimetres could be expected at some places in the Sabaragamuwa Province and Kandy and Nuwara Eliya Districts. Fairly heavy showers above 75 millimetres could be expected in some places in the Galle and Matara Districts.
BY Naalir Jamaldeen