Overall Green alert Flood
in Sri Lanka

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1102635
Death: 0
Displaced: 1140
Countries: Sri Lanka
From - To 19 May - 21 May


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Sri Lanka - Severe weather (ECHO 21 May 2024)Tue, 21 May 2024 10:07

  • Since 15 May, heavy rain with localized thunderstorms has been affecting almost 10 districts of Sri Lanka, resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC), one person has been injured in the Ratnapura district, almost 21,400 people have been affected and 147 houses damaged.
  • Frot the next 24 hours, showers or thundershowers will occur in western, Sabaragamuwa, central and north-western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. 
Sri Lanka, Mid- to Late May 2024Disaster Management Centre (DMC) in Sri Lanka reported flash flooding in North Western Province, Sri Lanka, from 19 May 2024. Heavy Rain and strong winds also caused damage.Mon 20 May 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 8 | About casualties: 2 | Last hour: 0

Six Killed As Heavy Rainfall Lashes Sri Lanka2024-05-24T19:08+0200.

- IANS) Colombo, May 24 (IANS) As many as six persons have died due to the falling of trees amid severe inclement weather in Sri Lanka, the country's Disaster Management Centre (DMC) announced on Friday. "All six deaths were reported due to
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Low atmoshperic depression hits Sri Lanka2024-05-22T02:01+0200.

More than 33,000 people in ten districts have been affected due to flash floods and adverse weather conditions around the country, Disaster Management Centre (DMC) Director Pradeep Kodippili said. He said people in Ratnapura, Colombo, Kegal

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (4), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),