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Swift Water Rescue training for rural Mannar Community by #APAD

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COLOMBO (News 1st); Raging floodwaters and landslides have become a staple in the lives of many Sri Lankans.Here’s a story about a group of rescuers training a rural village in Mannar, on how to prepare.A prepared community is an essential part of facing a flood disaster, and this is what The Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management or A-PAD is doing in the village of Nanattan, in the Mannar District recently.Nanattan, is a rural village situated along the banks of the historic Malwatu Oya River in the Mannar district in Sri Lanka.

Rain in the upper catchment areas of Anuradhapura causes the river to swell as it rushes down towards the Ocean, flooding this North-West Coastal town.The people of Nanattan, mostly farmers and fisherfolk,.

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