DMC says flood risk low as water levels fall

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 17 2021
News DMC says flood risk low as water levels fall

By Paneetha Ameresekere 

Danger of further floods caused by overflowing rivers due to the current inclement weather is receding, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said yesterday (16). Gin Ganga in the Galle District, which has seen its waters rising to major flood levels, is now witnessing its water levels falling, it said.

Similarly, Attanagalu Oya in the Gampaha District and Kuda Ganga, a tributary of the Kalu Ganga in the Kalutara District, which have reached minor flood levels, also are seeing their water levels declining, DMC said. In like developments, Nilwala Ganga which rising waters had reached ‘alert’ level is now seeing those levels receding. DMC further said that there was no threat of flooding from either the Kelani Ganga or the Kalu Ganga. 

Meanwhile, the Meteorology Department forecast several spells of showers occurring in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and North-Western Provinces today. “Showers or thundershowers will also occur at several places in the Central, Uva, Eastern and North-Central Provinces during the evening or tonight. A few showers will occur in the Northern Province. Temporary localised strong winds and lightning during thundershowers will also be a feature today,” it said.  

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM May 17 2021

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