Continuous rain devastates Batticaloa, Ampaa'rai, normalcy disrupted

[TamilNet, Monday, 26 December 2011, 07:07 GMT]
More than one hundred villages in fourteen DS divisions in the Batticaloa district are under water since the outbreak of torrential rain with gale, according to district secretariat sources. About seven hundred and fifteen have been displaced and sought refuge in Chiththaa'ndi Mahaa Viththiyaalayam as the houses in wards 3rd and 4th in Chiththaa'ndi village in Ea'raavoorpattu Chengkaladi DS division are under water. 75 percent of houses in Vellaave'li, Paddippazhai, Vavu'natheevu, Ea'raavoorpattu, Chengkaladi, Koa'ralaip-pattu South, Koa'ralaip-pattu, Koa'ralaip-pattu North, Koa'ralaip-pattu West and Ma'nmunaip-pattu North are under rain water.

Batticaloa district had recorded 84.2 mm rainfall within 24 hours that ended at 8:30 a.m. on December 23, according to District Meteorological Office.

Sluice gates of major tanks of Unnichchai, U'rukaamam and Vaalaneari had been opened to reduce the water level of these tanks, according to Irrigation Department sources.

Over fifty villages in the DS divisions of Akkaraip-pattu, Kaarai-theevu, Kalmunai, Chaaintha-maruthu, Central Camp and Ninthavoor in the Ampaa'rai district are under water.

83.2 mm of rain was recorded in Ampaa'rai district during the last 24 years that ended at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.

Six emergency sluice gates of two tanks Inginiyagala and Senanayaka river were opened to release the excess water.

Two fishermen were reported missing as their boat capsized in sea due to bad weather, according to S.T.George, Assistant Director of Fisheries.

The missing fishermen were identified as 35-year-old Sritharan and 40-year-old Selvam, both are residents of Punnaich-choalai.


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