7 divisions flooded in Batticaloa district, more rains expected
[TamilNet, Wednesday, 21 December 2011, 11:55 GMT]
Seven DS divisions, Vavu'na-theevu, Chengkaladi, Ma'nmunaip-pattu, Koa'raip-pattu, Koa'raip-pattu West, Kaaththaankudi and Ma'nmunaip-pattu North in Batticaloa district have been affected badly due to the ongoing torrential rain with gale, according to District Secretariat officials.
Several villages in these DS division are under water disrupting the normal life of the people.
The rainfall for the last 24 hours in the district was recordered 48.9 mm at 8 a.m. on December 18, according to Batticaloa Meteorological Department officer A.M.Salihudeen.
Sluice gates of all major tanks in the district have been opened to allow excess water as all tanks are in full capacity, according to Irrigation Department officials.
Meteorological Department in Batticaloa predicts more rain in the coming days.