NBRO issues landslide warnings as rains continue

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The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) yesterday (27) issued landslide warnings for the Kandy and Nuwara-Eliya Districts as heavy rainfall was experienced in several areas of the country.

The NBRO warned of landslides taking place if the inclement weather worsens in the coming days.

Warnings were issued in Ududumbara and Medadumbara divisional secretariat areas in the Kandy District and in the Hanguranketha Divisional Secretariat area in the Nuwara-Eliya District.

Meanwhile the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) which quoted the Department of Meteorology which warned that the prevailing showery weather could worsen from tomorrow (29).

Rainfall exceeding 100mm was expected in some places in the Eastern and Uva Provinces and in the Vavuniya District as well.

Misty conditions were predicted at some places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central, North-western and Uva Provinces during the morning hours.

According the Department of Meteorology some areas of the country, including Kegalle, had received rainfall exceeding 100 mm yesterday. (Yohan Perera)

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