Feb 28, 2018

Strong winds wreak havoc in Hatton (Pics)

Strong winds swept through the central hills last night (27) causing heavy damage to houses and a vehicle in the Hatton area.

The strong gusts of wind had uprooted a roof of a house on the circular road and fallen onto a vehicle causing heavy damage. Further, the roof of a garage of the Hatton SLTB depot had also been blown away by the strong gusts. Many houses in the Samanalagama area too were damaged due to the strong winds that swept through the area.

With the heavy rains, strong gusts of wind was experienced intermittently in many areas while power lines coming into contact with each other and trees falling onto power lines had caused power outages as well, the CEB stated.

However, no one was hurt during the inclement weather experienced in the central hills.