Cyclone Burevi crosses Sri Lanka North-East coast
ECONOMYNEXT – Cyclone Burevi has crossed Sri Lanka’s North-East Coast between Kuchchaveli and Thiriyayi between 2230 and 2330 hours on December 02, the met department said.
The cyclone was moving towards the Gulf of Mannar.
The met department warned of one meter high storm surges were likely in low lying coastal areas from Pooneryn to Puttalam in the North West of the island.
At least one fisherman was missing in the Northern Jaffna area, while his companion had swum ashore, a media report said.
Authorities had warned fishermen not to go to sea.
Reports said there were storm surges in Mullativu, where the storm had crossed, and fallen trees had blocked the main road. The military were clearing the way. Some houses were also flooded due to heavy rains.
Sri Lanka had evacuated people from low – lying areas in the North East coast.
The met department said sea areas to the North, North West and North East of the island would be rough and very rough at times.
Heavy rains were also forcasted for December 03.
India’s met department said the cyclone Burevi would cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Kanniyakumari during the night of December 03.