May 19, 2020

Minor floods as water levels rise in Kalu & Ging rivers

Minor floods were reported in several areas after heavy showers.

The Balangoda Town was inundated while the Department of Irrigation said the Kalu River and the Gin River have exceeded minor flood levels.

Meanwhile, the Ratnapura District Secretary issued instructions to evacuate families from high-risk areas to prepare for a major flood situation.

Also the Disaster Management Centre says public in Neluwa, Thawalama and Kotapola have been requested to evacuate to safe locations after minor floods were reported in Thawalama and Baddegama due to Ging River spilling over.

In addition, low lying areas around the Nilwala River too, is said to be under risk of being inundated.