Floods in Batticaloa after deluge | Daily News

Floods in Batticaloa after deluge

People wading through the floodwaters in Kallady area.
People wading through the floodwaters in Kallady area.

The torrential rains that were experienced in Batticaloa over the last 24 hours resulted in the flooding of the low lying areas of Koolavady, Sinna Urani, Mamangam, Thissa Veerasingam Square, Iruthayapuram, Sinna Uppodai, Punnachcholai, Manchanthoduwai, Poonochchimunai, Navatkudha, Kokkuvil, Panichchiyady, Navalady and Kallady in the Batticaloa Municipality area yesterday (04).

Due to the heavy rains, vehicular traffic was affected and the Batticaloa Municipality used heavy machinery to clean the clogged drains.

The Batticaloa Meteorology Department reported the following rainfall figures for the last 24 hours ended at 8.30 a.m. yesterday (04), Batticaloa town–142.4, Mylambaveli -111.2, Vakarai -78.2, Navakiriyaru-68.1, Thumbankerny – 44.1, Kalmunai Hospital -42.6, Pasikuda – 40.0, Rugam -36.3, Unnichchai – 28.5 and Kaddumurivu – 19.0.