Sri Lanka Disaster Situation Update - Report as at 1200 hrs on 2018. 10. 11
A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 11 October 2018, caused flash floods mainly in twelve districts, including Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces.
Early-warnings reached to the affected people and evacuations were done covering the people who are at risk. Search & rescue teams were mobilized and boats were kept as ready to deploy to the affected districts. 670 military and police officials were mobilized immediately for search and rescue operations.
75,241 people (18,736 families) have been affected (the Disaster Situation Report, DMC & National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) at 1000 hours on 11th October 2018) and 12 deaths were reported in 5 Districts. NDRSC has provided 28.54 million cash allocations to the 11 District Secretaries to address the immediate needs of the affected populations.
Heavily affected districts are Kalutara, Galle, Colombo and Gampaha counting 8,021 people and over 1,797 families are displaced (11th Oct 2018 1000hrs).
River water levels at many stations are gradually decreasing, as the rainfall recorded in the catchments during the last 24 hours ending 0830 hours is lower compared to the rainfall received in 5 and 6 October 2018.