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52 families along Chilaw coastal line evacuated due to rough seas

20 July 2019 - 48   - 0

A total of 52 families along the Chilaw coastal line in Kurusupaduwa have been temporarily evacuated due to rough seas in the area, the Disaster Management Centre said.

Arrangements have been made to provide lodging to the evacuated residents at a Catholic church in Wella, Puttalam.

Over the last few days, several houses along the Chilaw coastal line had been badly affected due to the high tide experienced due to rough seas in the area.

Attempts taken by area residents to erect a barricade using sand bags to prevent waters from reaching their homes had proved to be futile.

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