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 1100608
Death: 1
Displaced: 458
Countries: Sri Lanka
From - To 05 Sep - 14 Sep

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Sri Lanka, September 2020Severe weather from 06 September affected parts of Sri Lanka. Storm damage was reported in the district of Colombo, while flooding was reported in the districts of Puttalam and Gampaha from 09 September. Around 30,000 people were affected in Gampaha, where 1 person died as a result of flooding. Two other fatalities were reported as result of storm / wind damage in Colombo and Rathnapura Districts.Sat 5 Sep 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Dual calamity as floods hit India’s Bihar state amid pandemicWed, 16 Sep 2020 23:42:00 +0200.

, even as the floods affect millions across the state . “The people in the community were in a state of fear due to COVID-19 and, during the same time, the flood waters entered the village suddenly,” recalled Sri Ramsagar Sahni, a ward memb
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DBKL mulling early warning system, more flood retention ports, says Fe ... Sun, 13 Sep 2020 14:43:00 +0200.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa speaks to reporter after attending the Bukit Kiara Public Park Beautification Programme in Kuala Lumpur September 13, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Kuala Lumpur
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DBKL mulling early warning system, more flood retention ports, says Fe ... Sun, 13 Sep 2020 13:27:00 +0200.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa speaks to reporter after attending the Bukit Kiara Public Park Beautification Programme in Kuala Lumpur September 13, 2020. — Picture by Ahmad Zamzahuri. KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Kuala Lumpur
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The pandemic cannot stop joint efforts for adaptation, resilient socie ... Sat, 12 Sep 2020 21:51:00 +0200.

On September 8, the South Asia regional office of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) was inaugurated in Dhaka with the attendance of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. This is a mile
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