Sri Lanka/India: Tropical Cyclone - Dec 2000
Most read reports
- IFRC: Sri Lanka: Cyclone Preliminary Appeal No. 36/00. 28 Dec 2000
- D.Relief.org: Thousands homeless in cyclone-battered Sri Lanka. 28 Dec 2000
- IFRC: Sri Lanka: Cyclone appeal No. 36/00 final report. 7 Nov 2001
- IFRC: Sri Lanka/India: Cyclone 04B - Information Bulletin n° 1. 27 Dec 2000
- OCHA: Sri Lanka/India - Tropical Cyclone OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 29 Dec 2000
This Final Report is intended for reporting on emergency appeals
Appeal Target CHF 2,414,190
Period covered: 1 January 2001 to 30 June 2001;
Budget and programme revision - Period covered: 28 December 2000 - 9 February 2001
Period covered: 1 July - 31 December 2000
Appeal Target: US$ 92,656
Geneva, 12 January 2001
On 26 December 2000 a powerful cyclone generating winds of 180 km/h tore across the north-eastern coast of Sri Lanka rendering 500,000 homeless. Severely affected were the districts of Batticaloa and Trincomalee, while the districts of Amparai, Mullaitivu, Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa also experienced considerable damage.
The cyclone passed through the island moving towards the southern coast of India but petered out before reaching the mainland.
From FEDERATION NEWS 01/01
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/0234
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Sri Lanka, India - Tropical Cyclone
THIS PRELIMINARY APPEAL SEEKS CHF 528,308 IN CASH, KIND AND SERVICES TO ASSIST 10,000 BENEFICIARIES
Cyclone 04B swept across central Sri Lanka on Tuesday December 26 bringing 48 hours of heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120 km per hour. The cyclone hit land on the eastern coast in a 150 km wide band from Tirukkovil to Trincomalee. The cyclone moved north west leaving Sri Lanka’s western coast between Mannar and Puttalam on Wednesday 27 December.
Written by Cynthia Long, Managing Editor, DisasterRelief.org, with news reports