Strong winds wreak havoc: one dead, five injuredJuly 3, 2012, 9:54 pm
By Madura Ranwala
Two hundred and thirty three people have been affected by the strong winds that swept across Nuwara Eliya, Gampaha, Matale, Kurunegala and Batticaloa during the last 48 hours, according to Disaster Management deputy Media Director Sarath Lal Kumara.
He said yesterday that 88 families had been affected and 68 of them had their roofs blown away due to strong winds. Five persons had sustained injuries in those areas.
He said one person had died on Tuesday night as a tree fell onto a lorry at Avissawella.
Meanwhile, a duty forecaster of the meteorology department said that the prevailing windy weather conditions would continue till tomorrow at times in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Central provinces.
He said that fairly heavy rains could also be expected at some places and there would be light showers over some parts of the North-Western province.
The South-West monsoonal winds would be occasionally stronger, over the island and surrounding sea areas, he said.
During the last 24-hour period which ended at 8.00 a.m. yesterday, the highest rainfall was recorded in Castleriegh (70.8mm).
Kukuleganga (70mm), Norten (55.2mm), Moussakele (44.5mm), Ginigathena (45.3mm) and Canyon (39.5mm) were the other areas that received high rainfalls.
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