Sri Lanka – Floods, Rain and Strong Winds Leave 13 Dead and 5,000 Displaced

At least 13 people have died, 1 is missing and 61 injured in Sri Lanka since 29 November, 2017 after severe weather including strong winds and heavy rain brought by Cyclone Ockhi.

According to the country’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC), as of 02 December, more than 106,000 people in 16 districts across the country had been affected. Kalutara is the worst hit area, where over 55,000 people have been affected. Over 26,000 have been affected in Galle. The districts of Matara, Badulla, Gampaha and Colombo are also among some of the the worst hit.

Almost 700 homes have been destroyed, with over 400 of them in Kalutara. Over 25,000 damaged, with 10,000 of those in Kalutara and over 6,000 in Galle.

The deaths occurred in Galle (8), Matara (1), Badulla (3) and Gampaha (1). One person is still missing in Matara.

DMC have set up safe locations and relief centres, currently housing 5,435 people, the majority of which are in Kalutara, Nuwaraeliya and Badulla.

Social Media

Flood Summary

Last updated: December 4, 2017
Event
Cyclone Ockhi, Sri Lanka and India, November to December 2017
Date
November 29, 2017
Type
Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Galle (Sri Lanka)
B - Kalutara (Sri Lanka)
C - Matara (Sri Lanka)
D - Monaragala (Sri Lanka)
E - Hambanthota (Sri Lanka)
F - Kandy (Sri Lanka)
G - Nuwaraeliya (Sri Lanka)
H - Rathnapura (Sri Lanka)
I - Badulla (Sri Lanka)
J - Gampaha (Sri Lanka)
K - Puttalam (Sri Lanka)
L - Kegalle (Sri Lanka)
M - Matale (Sri Lanka)
N - Kurunagala (Sri Lanka)
O - Colombo (Sri Lanka)
P - Anuradapura (Sri Lanka)
Q - Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (India)
R - Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu (India)
S - Minicoy Island, Lakshadweep, India (India)

Magnitude

Rainfall level
66 mm in 24 hours
Deraniyagala, Kegalle District, Sri Lanka - December 2 to December 3, 2017
Rainfall level
121 mm in 24 hours
Baddegama, Galle District, Sri Lanka - November 30 to December 1, 2017
Rainfall level
86.2 mm in 24 hours
Putupaula, Kalutara District, Sri Lanka - November 30 to December 1, 2017
Rainfall level
99.7 mm in 24 hours
Pitabeddara, Matara District, Sri Lanka - November 30 to December 1, 2017
Rainfall level
168.40 mm in 24 hours
Putupaula, Kalutara District, Sri Lanka - November 29 to November 30, 2017
Rainfall level
111.9 mm in 24 hours
Baddegama, Galle District, Sri Lanka - November 29 to November 30, 2017
River level
4.31 metres
Gin Ganga at Baddegama, Sri Lanka - December 3 to December 3, 2017
Major flood level is 5 m
River level
6.7 metres
Nilwala Ganga at Panadugama, Sri Lanka - December 2 to December 2, 2017
Major flood level 6.50 m
Rainfall level
107 mm in 24 hours
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India - December 3 to December 4, 2017
Rainfall level
195 mm in 24 hours
Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, India - December 2 to December 3, 2017
Rainfall level
158.1 mm in 24 hours
Pondicherry, India - December 1 to December 2, 2017
Rainfall level
119.5 mm in 24 hours
Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, India - December 1 to December 2, 2017
Rainfall level
169 mm in 24 hours
Minicoy, Lakshadweep, India - December 1 to December 2, 2017

Damages

Fatalities
13 people
Sri Lanka - November 29 to December 3, 2017
Galle (8), Matara (1), Badulla (3) and Gampaha (1)
Buildings destroyed
694 buildings
Sri Lanka - November 29 to December 3, 2017
423 of them in Kalutara, 155 in Galle, others in Matara, Badulla, Colombo and elsewhere.
Evacuated
5,435
Sri Lanka - November 29 to December 3, 2017
Evacuated
6,581
Kerala, India - December 2 to December 4, 2017
Buildings destroyed
63 buildings
Kerala, India - December 2 to December 4, 2017
Fatalities
19 people
Kerala, India - December 2 to December 4, 2017

Add Comment