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Sri Lanka : Cyclone, Flood : 2008/11/26
GLIDE: TC-2008-000237-LKA  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2008/11/26
Sri Lanka
Name Cyclone, Flood
Outline Due to the heavy rainfall triggered by tropical cyclone passed over northen part of Sri lanka on 25-26 November, 140,853 people were affected and 1,941 houses were totally damaged.

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others
Disaster Management Centre Situation Report as of 2008/11/27
Affected: 140,853
Totally Destroyed Houses: 1,941
Partially Destroyed Houses: 5,109
People in the IDP Camps: 21,770

Related Links
  • IRIN News 2008/12/01
    The National Disaster Management Centre (DMC) stated in a situation update released on 1 December that floods killed at least 11 people and affected over 360,000 between 22 and 30 November in northern Sri Lanka.
  • Disaster Management Centre Situation Report as of 2008/11/27
    The heavy rainfall during the past days have resulted in floods in different districts across the country. The affected districts include Jaffna, Mannar, Trincomalee, Monaragala and Kandy.
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