People in high risk areas have been asked to evacuate if more than 100 millimeters of rain falls within next 24 hours

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Irrigation engineer Chamil Weerakkody says that the water level of Gin Ganga is receding from last night However, assistant director of Galle disaster management center Dampath Rathnayake said that Galle district and upper catchment areas of Ging Ganga were receiving heavy rains since last night.

He said that the water level of Ging Ganga could rapidly increase if the prevailing rain fall continues. Therefore, he said that the people living in the vicinity of the Ging Ganga should be vigilant.

The assistant director said that they took measures to remove obstacles blocking the water floor of the river at several places. He said that the assistance of the Navy and the irrigation department was obtained in this regard.

Several low lying areas and byroads of Nagoda, Welivitiya, Divithura, Baddegama and Bope Poddala divisional secretariat areas has submerged. The area near Dodamgoda bridge on the Galle main route through Baddegama, Dodangoda has gone under water.

The disaster management center has requested people living in risky areas to leave those areas if there is more than 100 millimeters of rain during next 24 hours.

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