Disaster Management Centre situation report – Special issue, 19th May 2016 at 12.00 hours

from Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka
Published on 19 May 2016 View Original


1. Overview

A low pressure zone above Sri Lanka caused heavy rainfall all over the country from 14th May to 17th May 2016. Several locations of rivers Mahaweli, Deduru Oya, Yan Oya, Maha Oya and Attanagalu Oya wereobserved rising water levels later causedflooding.

Many places across the country received heavy rainfall (Deraniyagala (355.5 mm) Colombo (256 mm), Katunayake (262mm), Ratmalana (190mm), Mannar (185.5 mm) and Trincomalee (182.4 mm)). Furthermore Districts of, Kurunegala, Kegalle, Nuwaraeliya, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Kandy Puttalam,
Batticaloa and Anuradhapura received a rainfall more than 100 mm.

Approximately 99076 families were affected by Floods and Landslides as of the situation report issued by Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) of DMC on 19th May 2016 at 12.00 hrs. Further, out of which about located at 594 safe locations. Approximately damaged by floods and landslides.
Disaster Management Centre is coordinating emergency response and rescue operations with three-forces, and Police liaising with District Disaster Management Coordinating Units.