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Continuous rain in Mulai and Kilinochchi – All 9 sluice gates of Iranaimadu opened- Disaster warning issued

Continuous rain in Mulai and Kilinochchi – All 9 sluice gates of Iranaimadu opened- Disaster warning issued

Heavy rains poured over Kilinochchi and Mulaitheevu Districts from early hours of yesterday, Wednesday more than 90,000 people were affected by the flood situation and the Disaster Management Centre had warned the people to be vigilant.

Due to the Flood situation in all five districts of Northern Province, more than 90,000 people from 28,806 families have been affected.  8,905 people from 2,842 families have been housed in Transit Camps. The most affected is the Kilinochchi District with 50,288 people affected.

One each from Jaffna and Kilimochchiu Districts had lost their lives.

These figures were shown in the report of the Disaster Management Centre for the period up to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Due inclement weather prevailing in Kilinochchi and Mulaitheevu districts, rains continued to pour from the early hours of Wednesday and as the water incoming into Iranaimadhu has increased and hence 5 sluice gates had been open by 1.5 feet and 4 gates by 6 inches.

Water level in the Tank stood at 35’11” at the time of report. People of the Kandawalai Divisional Secretary’s area had been warned to be vigilant. The continuing inclement weather had affected the routine life of the people in these areas had been completely affected.


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