30,000 Ampaa'rai families affected by floods

[TamilNet, Monday, 07 January 2008, 15:03 GMT]
Heavy rain since Saturday night in Ampaa’rai district has flooded Poththuvil, Thirukkoayil, Aalayadiveampu, Akkaraipattu, Addaalaichcheanai and Sainthamaruthu areas, forcing many residents to seek shelter in places of worship, schools and public buildings, sources in Ampaarai said.

Many still remain in their houses though flood water had seeped into their dwellings.

Ampaa’rai District Secretariat authorities said details of the affected families are being collected through the Regional Secretariats and the Village Officers (Grama Sevakas) in the flooded areas, and relief work will commence soon.

Majority of the people affected in Ampaa’rai district are Tamils and Muslims.

Transport and travel in Ampaa’rai district are badly affected due to roads being submerged in rushing floods.


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