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Sri Lanka: Flood: 2014/12 Country Information on DRR

Period 2014/12
Country or District Sri Lanka
Event Type Flood
Outline Floods, high winds, and landslides have affected over 90,000 people in 15 of the 25 districts of Sri Lanka. Seven people have died so far.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2015/01/05
Flash floods and mudslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least 39 people and more than 1 million have had to flee their homes in the past two weeks.

AFP 2014/12/26
Floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 14 people in Sri Lanka and driven 80,000 from their homes, police and officials said Friday, 26 December 2014.

OCHA 2014/12/15
Heavy northeast monsoon rain affected around 47,000 people, with 9,500 people displaced to 73 safety centres. 24 houses were fully destroyed and nearly 180 houses were partially damaged due to floods and high wind.

OCHA 2014/12/08
Seven people have died and over 12,000 are living in 96 safety centers. Over 140 houses are destroyed with another 3,400 damaged.


UNOSAT 2015/01/07
Satellite Detected Waters Over Ampara and Batticaloa Districts, Sri Lanka (as of 7 January 2015)