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Over 8,000 affected due to floods: DMC

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13 May 2018 06:01 pm - 1     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Around 8,377 individuals in the Galle and Kalutara Districts have been affected with the flood situation due to torrential rains received early hours today, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said.

DMC Deputy Director Pradeep Kodippili said 7,742 people in Galle District and 635 people in Kalutara District were affected with the flood situation.

He said the flood situation is gradually decreasing at the moment.

Meanwhile, Meteorology Department said showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces in the island, particularly after 2.00 pm tomorrow.

It said showers will occur in the Western and Southern provinces and in the Puttalam District during the morning too. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)


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  • Unchikun Sunday, 13 May 2018 06:17 PM

    Good news for the TV channels trying to get milage out of natural disaster, specially the black coat brigade.


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