On 21 May 2016, Tropical Roanu-16 hit Bangladesh, especially south and southeast regions Barisal and Chittagong. Torrential rains accompanied with strong winds have been killed and almost half a million persons evacuated to shelters. Many areas remain flooded with houses heavily affected or destroyed. Due to torrential rains the regions have been affected by landslides.
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On 21 May 2016, Tropical Cyclone ROANU-16 hit Bangladesh, especially south and southeast regions Barisal and Chittagong. Torrential rains accompanied with strong winds have been lashing the coastal areas of S-SE Bangladesh causing heavy damages. As a result, 21 people from six districts have been killed and almost half a million person evacuated to shelters. Many areas remain flooded with houses heavily affected or destroyed. Due to torrential rains the regions have been affected by landslides.
• Heavy rain has been affecting western and centralwestern areas of the country over the past few days causing floods and landslides.
• Media reported at least 100 houses damaged in Valle del Cauca and Antioquia departments.
• Over the next 24 h more heavy rain is forecast for the already affected areas of the country.
IDEAM, NOAA, Local Media
SRI LANKA, INDIA, BANGLADESH, MYANMAR/BURMA
• TC ROANU caused widespread damage and casualties in several countries.
All the major river systems are in falling trend.
The water level of the North-Eastern Rivers of the country especially the Surma, Kushiyara & Manu may likely to rise in next 24 hours.
Colombo, Sri Lanka | AFP | Saturday 5/28/2016 - 06:50 GMT
Around 100 people still missing following landslides in Sri Lanka last week are believed dead, authorities said Saturday after failing to find signs of life under tonnes of mud.
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said 67 bodies had been recovered from the worst hit central district of Kegalle where 99 people were still listed as missing following the rain-triggered May 17 disaster.
People who were affected by floods are now heading back to their initial residences and are in a transition period to restore their lives back to normal. In this backdrop the Sri Lanka Navy's relief teams were busy with cleaning over 70 wells which were polluted by stagnant flood water and mending 7 canals damaged due to the devastation.
From 14-20 May, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall due to atmospheric disturbances and the formation of Tropical Cyclone Roanu. On 15-16 May, some parts of the country received the highest rainfall for the season.
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- Following Cyclone Roanu, ECHO field assessments to Chittagong in the South East and Bhola and Barguna in the South indicate a need for urgent humanitarian response. Communities and local Government authorities assess that food, shelter, water and sanitation and non-food items are the immediate priority. Reports also indicate that areas of Cox's Bazar are badly affected by flooding with food, shelter, water and sanitation being identified as urgent needs.
- Breaches in embankments along the coast continue to cause flooding during high tide.
Tropical Storm Roanu that struck Sri Lanka on 15 May 2016 caused severe flooding and numerous landslides, particularly in the west of the country.
According to the Government of Sri Lanka Disaster Management Centre, 301,602 people have been affected by the floods and landslides. 104 people are known to have died and 99 people are still missing.
An estimated 21,484 people still displaced as a result of the disaster and are living in camps and temporary accommodation including schools.
Although Cyclone Roanu killed 30 people in Bangladesh last week, steps taken to reduce the country's risk from disasters saved many more lives.
On the evening of 22 May, Cyclone Roanu hit the coast of Bangladesh. On last count, the cyclone had caused the deaths of around 30 people. Although the loss of 30 lives should be considered too many, the death toll in light of previous climatic disasters makes this a good news story, where successful disaster risk reduction measures have avoided loss and damage.
KEY FINDINGS - SUMMARY
The JNA Field Teams conducted assessments in the 37 most affected Upazilas on the coastal belt. The JNA Phase 1 methodology is based on a questionnaire which JNA team members use to interview local government officials at the Upazila level. This data is then collated with available secondary data to produce key findings and recommendations.
Mahieash Johnney, Sri Lanka Red Cross @mahieash
The Ganges river system is in a rising trend, while the Padma is in a falling state.
The Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Surma and Kushiyara river systems are in a falling trend.
The water level of the North-Eastern Rivers of the country, especially the Surma and Kushiyara, may likely rise in next 24 hours.
Following Tropical Cyclone Roanu, the Humanitarian Country Task Team meets today in Dhaka to discuss the outcome of the Joint Needs Assessment Phase 1, the results of which are due today.
Two ECHO staff are currently assessing the situation in Chittagong (South East) and in Bhola and Barguna (South).
Initial information coming from the ECHO assessments in Chittagong and based on information from humanitarian partners and the Government authorities is that the sub-districts of Sandip, Banshkhali and Anwara are very seriously affected.
• Heavy rain has been affecting several areas of the country, especially the northern provinces, over the past few days, causing floods and landslides.
• As of 25 May, 1 550 people were displaced and over 520 houses were partially or fully damaged. Media also reported one dead in Santiago.
• Over the next 24 h moderate to locally heavy rain may still affect Dominican Republic, especially the areas already affected.
Singapore, 26 May 2016 – The two-men response team from Singapore Red Cross has arrived in Sri Lanka, to join the relief work of Sri Lanka Red Cross for Cyclone Roanu. Comprising Charis Chan, Head International Services and Peter Tung, auxiliary staff and active volunteer, the team participated in ground assessment/home visits, and distribution of 200 kitchen kits to homes in the most affected district, Colombo - Egodauyana, Pahala Bomiriya and Oruwala (Western Province).
Ministry of Agriculture establishing a Task Force will take steps to restore the paddy cultivation and to reconstruct the reservoirs, which were damaged due to the adverse weather condition.
The Task Force comprised with the Minister of Agriculture, State Minister and the Chairmen of the main institutions related to the ministry, has appointed an separate official for each province to coordinate the programs of this Task Force with the regional authorities.