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01 Jun 1993 description

DHA-GENEVA 93/0208

SRI LANKA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
1 JUNE 1993

SITUATION

1. MONSOON RAINS IN SOUTHERN PART OF SRI LANKA, INCLUDING COLOMBO, SOUTHERN KALUTARA, GALLE, MATARA AND RATNAPURA AREAS, CAUSED FLOODING WHICH STARTED LAST WEEK AND WORSENED ON 31 MAY 1993. OFFICIAL SOURCES ESTIMATE THAT OVER 28,000 FAMILIES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED WITH 8 PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD. THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT HAS PREDICTED THAT THE PRESENT FLOOD CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AND MIGHT WORSEN DURING NEXT FEW DAYS.