Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka - Floods, Landslides (DG ECHO, Government of Sri Lanka, DMC, Meteo Sri Lanka, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 December 2019)

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  • Since late November, floods, triggered by torrential rain and landslides have been affecting several provinces of Sri Lanka, with Uva, Central and Eastern provinces the worst hit.

  • According to the latest report released by the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) of Sri Lanka, 8 people died, 3 in Central Province after a landslide, 2 in Eastern Province, and 2 in Uva Province following flooding. At least 9 people have been injured and 4 are missing.

  • Approximately 155,000 people have been affected and at least 1,360 houses were damaged. As of 10 December, there are 4,276 people displaced in 47 evacuation centres.

  • The gates of several reservoirs have been preventively opened and low-lying areas of the Mahaweli River are flooded.

  • Heavy rain will prevail in Northern, Eastern and Uva provinces from 10-11 December.