Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka – Severe Weather (Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka, Red Cross Sri Lanka, NOAA) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 September 2015)

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  • Heavy rain has been affecting most of Sri Lanka since 25 September causing landslides. Approx. 84 mm of rain over 24 h were observed in Trincomalee (Eastern Province) and 75 mm in Galle (Southern Province) over 26-27 September as well as 62 mm in 24 h in Ratmalana and 51 mm in Colombo (Western Province) on 27 September.

  • As of 26 September national authorities report at least seven people dead, three injured, 45 people affected, 286 people displaced and several houses destroyed.

  • Over the next 24 h moderate rainfall is forecast for most of the island with possible heavy rainfall in the south-western part of the country.