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Monsoon Flood Disaster in Sri Lanka - 1

Publication date:2017-05-30
 


Monsoon led to country's worst torrential rains in 14 years, which brought severe flooding across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka triggered many landslides across the region. According to the Disaster Management Center (DMC), the dire situation has resulted in the deaths of at least 169 people and as many as 112 people are still missing. More than 100,000 people are displaced and almost hald a million people have been affected by the flooding. The death toll is expected to rise, as authorities battle to rescue those still stranded and warn of the possibility of crocodile attacks.



The southern coastal city of Galle has seen 223 millimeters of rainfall over 48 hours, and Ratnapura, further inland, has experienced 453 millimeters of rain over the same period. Police and military rescue teams are moving by boat to rescue those marooned as well as retrieve corpses. Houses and shops remain submerged in ten to thirty feet of water. The expressway from Colombo to Matara, 100 miles south of the capital, remains flooded in several areas.
   
Though floodwaters are starting to recede in the worst affected districts of Ratnapura and Kalutara, more rains are expected as the depression in the east central Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘MORA’.
  
Medical Camp in Collaboration with St. John Ambulance Members


  
Food Distribution


Responding to the severe situation AMDA Sri Lanka Immediately, in collaboration with St. John Ambulance of Sri Lanka dispatched emergency relief teams to Ratnapura where they closely worked with local Fire Brigade and Matara area. Later a second team was also sent to Ratnapura, with an ambulance donated by AMDA filled with medicine and dry food items.  AMDA Japan consulted with AMDA Sri Lanka and decided to send a coordinator from Japan on the 7th of June to do possible followup activities as required. will join the team on the 7th of June and make a follow up report on his return to Japan. 
    •  Emergency Relief
    •  GPSP Medical Mission (Promotion of Health)
    •  GPSP Multi-National Medical Mission (Peace Building)
    •  Sri Lanka
    •  2017
    •  ER & Reconstruction
    •  GPSP

 
 
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