A heavy rainfall together with high winds was occurred across several parts of Sri Lanka between 01 to 14 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.
75,689 people (18,840 families) have been affected (the Disaster Situation Report , DMC & National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC) at 1000 hours on 12th October 2018) and 12 deaths were reported in 5 Districts. NDRSC has provided 38.51 million cash allocations to the 13 District Secretaries to address the immediate needs of the affected populations.
Heavily affected districts are Kalutara, Galle, Colombo and Gampaha counting 2002 people and over ,435 families are displaced (12th 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.