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‘TITLI’ is 1,050 kilometers away from Trincomalee

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By ITN News Editor October 10, 2018 18:51

‘TITLI’ is 1,050 kilometers away from Trincomalee

The Met Department announces that Cyclonic Storm “TITLI” in the Bay of Bengal is located 1050 kilometers away from Trincomalee and it is likely to intensify further and move North-westwards towards Andhra Pradesh coast of India.

The prevailing showery condition in the south western part of the Island expected to reduce some extend from tomorrow.Showers or thundershowers will occur at times in Western, Central, Southern and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

Showers or thundershowers will occur elsewhere particularly after 2.00p.m.Heavy falls about 75 millimeters can be expected at some places in Southern and Uva provinces and in the Kaluthara and Ratnapura districts.Fairly strong gusty winds up to 50 kilometers per hour can be expected over the Western, Southern, Central and Sabaragamuwa provinces.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers. General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity. Our correspondents report that flooding in the Galle district is receding. But flooding is still being experienced in certain areas like Agaliya, Unanwitiya, Yatalamatta, Kurupanawa. The correspondents say transportation in those areas has been obstructed. District Secretary of Galle Soamratne Vidanapathirana said that the government has set aside funds to provide relief to the flood victims.

Meanwhile, Balangoda Divisional Secretary Hemantha Bandara stated that funds have been allocated to provide compensation to the people who were displaced due to the landslide at Yakdehikanda. Each family will get a compensation of 1.6 million rupees. 19 displaced families have been accommodated in a temporary shelter due to the landslide. The area has been marked as a landslide prone zone.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 10, 2018 18:51

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