Jun 02, 2018

Heavy rains expected today : 1853 in temporary shelters 

The Met Department further warned fishermen to be caution as heavy winds are expected in the coastal areas around the island.

Meanwhile, although the flood levels have improved, there are still around 1,853 persons housed at 32 temporary shelters, according to the Disaster Management Centre belonging to 540 families.

Due to the inclement weather conditions, 28 deaths were reported while another 24 had sustained injuries.

The DMC noted that 157 houses had been completely destroyed due to the adverse weather conditions while another 7,642 were partially damaged.

The adverse weather had affected 125,537 persons belonging to 33,274 families.