Heavy rains inundate Vettuchenai | Daily News

Heavy rains inundate Vettuchenai

Floods in the Batticaloa District.
Floods in the Batticaloa District.

The residents in the Batticaloa District have been severely affected by the continuous torrential rains which inundated the lowlands in the area. The streets of the village are flooded.

Vettuchenai in the Paduvankarai area of the Batticaloa District has been submerged in floodwaters. According to villagers, the floodwaters have completely inundated the village. Villagers in Vettuchenai are worried that their belongings have been damaged due to the inundation of houses and that all agricultural activities have been affected.

The road to Vettuchenai has been completely cut off. It is reported that 267 people belonging to 89 families in Vettuchenai have been affected.

The Grama Niladhari of the division said the floodwaters have swept away two valuable mobile phones, bank cards, diaries, mobile phones and other valuable documents of the Akirama Service Officer.

However, the Divisional Secretary of Borathivupatru has taken steps to provide cooked food to the villagers of Vettuchenai who are currently isolated and affected by the floods by motorboat.