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Cyclone Burevi strikes away from Sri Lanka after minimal damage, direct weather department officials


Colombo: Cyclone Burevi, which made landfall in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province on Wednesday night, has no longer triggered worthy damage but its after-effects will final for one more 24 hours, the country’s meteorological department acknowledged on Thursday.

The tropical cyclone made landfall within the island nation’s Trincomalee district between Thiriyaya and Kuchchaveli villages final night, the Catastrophe Administration Centre acknowledged.

Districts within the island’s north and east got as worthy as 200 mm of rain. Nevertheless, its influence became as soon as no longer up to what became as soon as anticipated by the officials.

Incidents of flooding and tree felling were reported but property damage has largely been contained, officials acknowledged.

In a flash flood in Trincomalee district, 12 homes were submerged. Over 630 households were accommodated in non everlasting relief camps, while over 1,700 households made interior most arrangements in neatly-behaved areas.

In northern Vavuniya district, round 250 households had been evacuated, officials acknowledged.

The meteorological department acknowledged the cyclone will exit the country by early Thursday evening however the coastal areas will proceed to be out of bounds as stable winds and heavy rain are predicted.

The attain of the cyclone will step by step diminish throughout the day, the department acknowledged.

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