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Stormy weather forced President Mahinda Rajapaksa to cut short his tour of flood-affected areas on Wednesday as torrential rain continued to play havoc in parts of Sri Lanka, killed 18 people and affecting at least 960,000 more. The Disaster management Centre said that 180,151 people were living in
453 centres for the displaced set up in affected districts. The government has appealed to the public to donate essentials including dry rations, mattresses, bed sheets and drinking water.
R.M.S. Bandara of the National Building Research Organisation told reporters that landslide warnings were issued in 10 districts including Matale, Badulla and Kandy.
Originally posted by 12voltz
A lot of floods lately worldwide and many are not reported in the media except locally.Brazil and Phillipines (Dry season ?) are a couple of big ones as well. .Soon enough these extreme events will become the norm.edit on 13-1-2011 by 12voltz because: of the mud