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Severe rain affects over half a million people in Sri Lanka; many areas flooded: Update 2 (1200hrs)

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26/05/2017 – Various Locations, Sri Lanka: 13 people are dead and scores injured due to floods and landslides in various parts of Sri Lanka.

The Branch Disaster Response Teams of Sri Lanka Red Cross Branches in Rathnapura, Kalutara, Matara, Galle and Colombo have been deployed to assist people who are stranded by flood waters and to provide.

In Galle 1863 families are reported to be displaced. Severely affected areas are Kadawath Sathara & Habaraduwa. SLRCS Branch is currently engaging with authorities to send boats for rescue efforts and also to provide first aid to people stranded.

Meanwhile according to the Met Department as per the weather update released at 12oohrs shows more rain during the next 48hrs coupled with gusty winds. The Met Department also cautioned the public of lightning activity.