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Cyclone damages house and property

Aug 20, 2010 11:20:34 AM - itnnews.lk

Many houses and properties were damaged due to the cyclone which his several areas in the Ampara District. 16 houses in the Damana and Ampara Divisional Secretariat Divisions were devastated.

Another 56 houses were partially damaged. Our correspondent said that ice rain ws experienced along with the cyclone. Movement of traffic was obstructed on several roads due to trees that were uprooted. A tree had fallen on to a market that is being constructed by the Namal Oya Pradeshiya Sabha causing extensive damage. Ampara District Secretary Sunil Kannangara said that temporary shelter have been found to affected families. They will also be provided with dry rations.

In the meantime Provincial Minister Wimalaweera Dissanayake toured the affected areas and inquired into the problems of the impacted families.