Adverse Weather : 12 districts affected – Disaster Management Centre
Heavy showers and strong winds continue to batter the island with residents of twelve districts affected by adverse weather conditions.
According to the Disaster Management Centre,
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districts have been severely affected owing to the South-West monsoon conditions over the country.
Five deaths have been reported thus far and according to the Disaster Management Centre three individuals are reported missing in disaster-hit areas.
A total of 13,314 persons from 3,438 families have been affected owing to the bad weather.
The Galle District has been the hardest hit as a result of the monsoon weather with 1,960 families affected.
The Disaster Management Centre added 285 affected families have been placed at temporary shelters.