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Sri Lanka : Flood : 2010/05/16
GLIDE: FL-2010-000092-LKA 
Satellite Images (Sentinel Asia): ERLKDM000002 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.

Human Impact Physical Impact 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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