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Sri Lanka : Flood : 2010/05/16
GLIDE: FL-2010-000092-LKA  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2010/05/16
Sri Lanka
Name Flood
Outline Several districts including Colombo, Kalutara, Gampaha and Puttalam of Sri Lanka were affected by the incessant rains.

Headline(Source, Date)
Personal Injury Material Damage Others

Related Links
  • Government of Sri Lanka/OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/05/21
    As of 21 May 2010, 576,920 persons (134,648 families) have been affected by the heavy rains. This includes displacement of 15,002 people and 20 deaths.
  • Government of Sri Lanka/OCHA ReliefWeb 2010/05/19
    Over 458,783 persons (104,213 families) have been affected by the heavy rains and the resulting floods, including minor displacement of 9,579 people and 18 deaths.
  • IRIN 2010/05/18
    Heavy flooding across parts of western and southern Sri Lanka has affected almost 200,000 people. At least three people are now confirmed dead, with three more missing.
  • Agence France-Presse (AFP) 2010/05/17
    At least three people were killed and about 75,000 people were driven out of their homes as monsoon rains lashed Sri Lanka on 17 May 2010, the disaster management centre said.
  • Government of Sri Lanka 2010/05/16
    More than 3600 families in the Wattala area were affected. Over 4100 families were affected by floods in other districts.
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