Colombo, Environment

Devastation in Colombo after strong winds


Residents in and around Colombo endured very strong winds over night, with no warning or alert from the Met. Dept. The only warning on the Met. Dept. website is this. The force of the winds was evident on the roads of Colombo in the morning. The following images were taken at Maitland Crescent around 9.15am.

The trees depicted in the photos had both fallen on private property, severely damaging the structures. Telephone and electricity poles had also been taken down when the trees fell down. Vikalpa has in the past also captured, around this same area, another massive tree which fell on a house during torrential rain.

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