Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Monsoon Flood Update Situation Report 14

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I. HIGHLIGHTS / KEY PRIORITIES

More displaced people continue to make their way home with the decrease in rains and in the wake of receding floodwaters in the Eastern, Northern and North?Central Provinces. Some displacement still remains mainly in the Central province due to landslide threats.

The Disaster Management Centre report as of 0900hrs on 15 February indicates 991,467 people (268,931 families) affected by the floods and landslides. This includes 6,602 persons (2,050 families) in 71 temporary evacuation sites in 07 districts. Eighteen deaths, 24 injured and three missing persons are reported.

Multi?sectoral needs assessments have commenced by the Government in the Northern, Eastern, Central and North?Central provinces, with support of agencies in most affected areas.

On15 February, the highest rainfall of 75.6mm was reported from Haldamulla in the Uva Province with scattered showers reported across the island. The Meteorological Department predicts scattered showers in the Eastern Province during the day with scattered thunder showers across the island.

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