Colombo, Dec 1 (newsin.asia) – The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society’s Disaster Management centre has been tracking another possible storm that could impact the Eastern & Northern Sri Lanka in the coming week.
Weather modules predict that the system could impact Southern India and would brush aside the eastern and northern Sri Lanka bring in heavy rains and winds. However these modules could change the trajectory monitoring as to how the system develops.
As of now all Branch Disaster Response teams in the Eastern & Nothern Provinces has been put on alert and steps will be taken to assist people who would be impacted by the system.
Meanwhile, the recent past tropical storm Ockhi, is currently moving away from the island towards the Arabian Sea, according to a forecast from the Meteorology Department.
According to the Disaster Management Center, at least eight people were killed while over 61,000 were affected from Cyclone Ockhi when it hit the island on Wednesday night. Fifty two people were injured, while over 400 houses were damaged.
The Department of Meteorology, in its latest weather forecast said that despite Cyclone Ockhi moving away from the country, fairly strong gusty winds up to 50kmph could be expected in the Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces while heavy falls (above 100mm) could be expected at some places in the Northern, Eastern, Uva, Southern, Western Sabaragamuwa and Central provinces.
Emergency relief efforts are ongoing in many of the affected areas in the country while tri forces have also been deployed to provide immediate assistance to the families affected by the adverse weather conditions.
The Disaster Management Center said that since water levels in some of the major rivers including Nilwala, Gin and Kalu rivers were rising due to heavy rains, people had also been urged to be cautious and evacuate to higher grounds.