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Level 1 landslide early warning issued for three districts

The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) today issued a level 1 landslide early warning for several areas in Kandy, Matale and Nuwara Eliya districts.

Accordingly, people living in Doluwa and Ududumbara Divisional Secretariat Divisions and surrounding areas in Kandy, Elahera in Matale and Walapane in Nuwara Eliya are advised to be cautious and watchful.

“Since the rainfall within the last 24 hours has exceeded 75mm, be watchful on the possibility of landslides, slope failures, rock falls, cutting failures and ground subsidence if the rain continues,” it said.

The NBRO instructed the people living in landslide susceptible areas to be extra vigilant and be ready to move quickly to safe places if heavy rain continues.

“Follow instructions of the NBRO and the Disaster management Centre,” it said.