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29 May 2018 description

Situation Summary

  • Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka from 20th to 26th May 2018, have killed at least twenty-four people, and more than 170,000 people are affected in 20 District as of today.

  • Water levels of main rivers are currently showing normal levels in many stations. However, one station is at Alert level in Kalu Ganga & Nilwala river falling slowly.

28 May 2018 description

SRI LANKA

Early monsoon rains and landslides have affected over 43,600 families and killed 23 people. The worst affected provinces are Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa.
Rains are expected to temporarily reduce and ease flood levels. 43,600 families affected

INDONESIA

28 May 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka continued from 20th May 2018, have killed at least twenty-three people, and more than 160,000 people are affected in 20 District as of today.

  • Water levels of main rivers are currently showing normal levels in many stations. However,
    Kalu Ganga & Attanagalu-oya is at flood level but falling slowly.

27 May 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) is coordinating closely with government authorities, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for floods response. In view of the humanitarian needs, DREF is being requested and is in the pipeline.

The situation

27 May 2018 description

President Maithripala Sirisena Sunday visited the flood-hit Chilaw area in the northwest to observe the relief services provided to the people affected by the floods.The President met with the political representatives and state officials in the area at the Mahawewa Divisional Secretariat office and inquired about the relief arrangements for the people.

26 May 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka continues from 20th May 2018, have killed at least nineteen people, and more than 150,000 people are affected in 19 District as of today.

25 May 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • Heavy pre-monsoon rains in Sri Lanka continues from 20th May 2018, have killed at least thirteen people, and more than 100,000 people are affected in 19 District as of today.

  • Flooding and subsequent potential landslide threat has forced the evacuation of people in low-lying areas where four main rivers have reached flood levels, while four districts were on "red alert" for possible landslides.

24 May 2018 description

The Met Department says, heavy falls, about 150 mm can be expected in the Sabaragamuwa, Western, Central, North-western provinces and in Galle, Matara districts in the next few hours. The Department forecasts thundershowers for Wednesday (May 23) and Thursday (May 24th).

24 May 2018 description

State Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources & Disaster Management Palitha Range Bandara says that a compensation of Rs 1 million each will be offered for those who have died while engaged in occupations during the current disaster situation. Meanwhile a sum of Rs 10,000 is planned to be provided for each house affected by the floods for cleaning activities.

23 May 2018 description

Several water purification plants have been shut down due to the adverse weather, said Rauf Hakeem, Minister of City Planning and Water Supply. He also points out that the power supply too has been suspended at certain purification plants.However, they will do their best to provide the public with clean water, said the minister.

23 May 2018 description

At least 172 people including nine pregnant women, marooned by the flood waters, were rescued by the Navy. Navy Spokesman Dinesh Bandara said 130 flood victims in Walalawita, 21 in Nikawaratiya, nine pregnant women in Kalawana, nine people at Serathkuliya in Anamaduwa and three in Giriulla were among those rescued.

23 May 2018 description

SITUATION SUMMARY

  • A heavy rainfall was received across several parts of Sri Lanka between 20 and 21 May 2018, caused heavy rains and flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern,
    Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.

22 May 2018 description
report Save the Children

Eight people have died and more than 38,000 people have been affected by dangerous storms and heavy rains, which lashed central and southern Sri Lanka in recent days.

Five districts suffered major flooding with some receiving up to 35cm of rain in just a few days. The government has issued a landslide warning in seven districts, and urged people in low-lying areas near swollen rivers to be extra vigilant.

22 May 2018 description
  • Heavy rains have been affecting 12 of 25 districts in Sri Lanka (Ratnapura, Galle, Matara, Kegalle, Kalutara, Anuradhapura, Mullaitivu, Trincomalee, Badulla, Nuwara Eliya and Matale) over the past few days, causing casualties, flood and damages.

22 May 2018 description

Due to the prevailing adverse weather conditions, 1,024 persons have been displaced while a total of 13,314 have been affected, stated the Disaster Management Center (DMC). According to the DMC, 7 deaths have been confirmed so far due to the current weather condition.

Meanwhile the Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Navy have deployed several teams to disaster prone areas in order to provide necessary assistance to affected people. Accordingly the Navy has dispatched 27 teams, each equipped with a dinghy, to 5 districts, namely Galle, Kalutara, Ratnapura, Kurunegala and Puttalam.

22 May 2018 description

The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society Volunteers and its Branch Disaster Response Units are continuously engaged in assisting the people affected due to the prevailing inclement weather conditions.

Water levels are rising in Nilwala River, Gin River, Kālu River, Kelani River, Aththanugala Oya and Ma Oya and people at down streams are advised to be vigilant in this regard.