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Sri Lanka, India face flooding threat from Cyclone
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Tropical Cyclone One (01B) will affect Sri Lanka with heavy rain and gusty winds through the rest of the weekend and into the first part of next week bringing the threat for life-threatening flooding and mudslides.
 
Waves of rain were already falling across communities such as Trincomalee, Mannar and Anuradhapura this weekend, and the rain will continue to fall through Tuesday of the upcoming week.
 
There is a concern for flash flooding and mudslides across Sri Lanka which can wash roads away and make communication more difficult in the areas that see the heaviest rain.
 
The slow movement of the storm will bring 75-150 mm (3-6 inches) of rain to the northern two-thirds of Sri Lanka with localized higher amounts around 200 mm (8 inches) along the northern coast and across the highest terrain.
 
Approximately 25-75 mm (1-3 inches) of rain will fall along Sri Lanka's southern coast as well as across India's southeastern part of the Province of Tamil Nadu. While these amounts of rain should not cause major flooding, some flash flooding is still possible in the heaviest downpours.
 
Wind gusts between 40-60 kph will be common over northern Sri Lanka and near the coast of southeastern Tamil Nadu with some higher gusts to 80 kph in a couple of spots.
 
Tropical Cyclone One developed early Saturday morning close to 200 miles to the east of northern Sri Lanka. Due to the storms proximity to land, one is not expected to strengthen much more, if at all, through the next couple of days.
 
The cyclone will gradually track westward over the next few days and then likely dissipate near the northern coast of Sri Lanka or along the shores of Tamil Nadu as the center of circulation interacts with land.(accuweather.com)

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Maha R Sunday, 5 January 2014 03:10
get ready for it.
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ANTON Sunday, 5 January 2014 04:00
YEAH, I AM GONNA HIDE UNDER THE BED, SO THAT WEATHER CAN,T SEE ME.
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Grace Sunday, 5 January 2014 16:57
You have to do that if a severe cyclone hits your area but not your bed. you have to stay under a sturdy table .
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Sittampalam Sunday, 5 January 2014 08:02
Once again its the Jaffna peninsula that is going to bear the brunt of this Tropical cyclone. Don't blame the government for the damage to come .
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UN-Predict Sunday, 5 January 2014 16:37
This is an international conspiracy. Not the Sri Lanka government, Westerners to be blamed.
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Jan Monday, 6 January 2014 02:58
Good one :-)
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BUSHEL Sunday, 5 January 2014 14:03
Hi Singh, How about air dropping some Mysoor Dhall to north
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Shitake Mushroom Sunday, 5 January 2014 16:12
Where it is then?
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Ramesh Gunawardena Sunday, 5 January 2014 17:51
If this cyclone causes harm to tamil people in north,TNA & Jayalalitha may take action against it with the support of Navi Pillai and UNHRC.
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Jude Sunday, 5 January 2014 18:31
May the Lord be with us & may His Holy Face shine His Light upon us. Amen
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niro Monday, 6 January 2014 03:13
as usual it never came over the weekend. False alarm
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Cobra Monday, 6 January 2014 04:00
Sri Lanka a country of extremes from politics to nature!
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Cobra Monday, 6 January 2014 04:01
The farmers' prayers have been heard loud and clear- too clear!
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kumara Tuesday, 7 January 2014 07:04
Hope and pray that PLEASE NOT SHOULD BE any major ISSUE FOR us ( SRI LANKA )
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