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NEW METHOD TO DETERMINE THE THREAT CAUSED BY RAIN
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Sri Lanka, Oct. 15 -- The National Building Research Organization (NBRO) has initiated a new methodology to determine precipitation thresholds that cause regional landslides.
The National Building Research Organization stated that rainfall limits for landslides are a common criterion for the entire country at present. However, it is not practical to apply this criterion in uniformity to all districts. Landslide warnings are issued at present - to be on alert if a rainfall of 75mm is received, to be ready to evacuate in case of 100mm of rainfall, and to evacuate if there is over 150mm of rainfall.
However, the National Building Research Organization (NBRO) stated that the new experiment, which aims to provide more successful landslide wa...
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