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Over 150 houses in Colombo suburbs damaged

11 July 2018 10:49 am - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


At least 155 houses had been partially damaged due to the strong winds that prevailed across the Colombo suburbs.

DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said that roofs of the houses in Moratuwa, Homagama, Dehiwala, Piliyandala, Kasbawa were damaged following the strong winds experienced last night.

Disaster Management Centre said prevailing windy condition was likely to continue further over the island.

“Accordingly, strong gusty winds up to 50-60 kmph can be expected over the island particularly in Central, Northern, North-central, North-western and Uva provinces and in Trincomalee, Ampara and Hambanthota districts,” DMC said. 

Disaster Management Centre advised the public to be cautious of roof collapse and tree falling during the heavy winds.(Thilanka Kanakaratna)


  Comments - 1

  • Unchikun Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:07 AM

    I am waiting for comments from the JO on this issue. They will want to know as to why the Government and the Met department could not predict this weather. Even Japan with all the Japanese weather satellites and technology could not predict the heavy rainfall.

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