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 1102660
Death: 7
Displaced: 2465
Countries: Sri Lanka
From - To 01 Jun - 03 Jun

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Flood in Sri Lanka - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationTue, 04 Jun 2024 13:20

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Sri Lanka - Severe weather, update (ECHO 05 Jun 2024)Wed, 05 Jun 2024 10:38

  • Heavy rainfall, strong winds, thunderstorms and lightning, due to the onset of the Southwest Monsoon,  continued to affect most of Sri Lanka since 1 June, causing several severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage. The affected provinces are: Sabaragamuwa, Northen, Western, Southern, North Western and Central.
  • Media report, as of 5 June, 26 fatalities and 41 injured people across the affected area. The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) also reports, as of 4 June, one person still missing, more than 8,200 evacuated people in 123 shelters, nearly 3,400 damaged houses and a total of approximately 161,300 affected people across 13 district throughout the aforementioned six affected provinces.
  • Over the next 48 hours, more rainfall is still forecast over the eastern and the western parts of Sri Lanka.
Flood in Sri Lanka - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationWed, 05 Jun 2024 14:33

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Sri Lanka - Severe weather, update (ECHO 06 Jun 2024)Thu, 06 Jun 2024 10:14

  • Heavy rainfall with thunderstorms and strong winds have been impacting several parts of of Sri Lanka since the beginning of June, causing several severe weather-related incidents, floods and landslides and leading to casualties and damage. 
  • According to the National Disaster Relief Services Centre (NDRSC), as of 6 June, 30 people died - of whom seven in Ratanapura, six in Matara, and six others in Dalle District - three are still missing and 44 have been injured. Moreover, 281,144 people have been affected and more than 10,000 houses have been damaged.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more rainfall is still forecast over most parts of the country.
Flood in Sri Lanka - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationThu, 06 Jun 2024 12:29

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Flood in Sri Lanka - UNITAR-UNOSAT ActivationFri, 07 Jun 2024 12:42

UNITAR-UNOSAT Potentially Damaged Buildings has been activated
Sri Lanka - Severe weather (ECHO 11 Jun 2024)Tue, 11 Jun 2024 10:04

  • Heavy rain and strong winds brought by the south-west monsoon are still impacting most parts of Sri Lanka, causing floods, landslides and severe weather-related incidents that resulted in an increasing number of casualties and damage.
  • The National Disaster Relief Service Centre (NDRRSC) recorded, as of 6 June, 33 fatalities, seven of which in Ratnapura district, another seven in Galle district, and six in Matara district. Moreover, three people are still missing, 47 others have been injured, almost 5,000 have been evacuated in 98 evacuation centres and more than 200,000 have been affected across 23 districts across the country.
  • For the next 24 hours, light rain with isolated storms are forecasted over the southern and western parts. Localized showers are also expected across the northern regions of Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka - Severe weather, update (ECHO 12 Jun 2024)Wed, 12 Jun 2024 10:11

  • The humanitarian impact is still increasing in Sri Lanka following heavy rain and strong winds brought by the south-west monsoon since mid-May. This severe weather event is causing floods, landslides and severe weather-related incidents that resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to the National Disaster Relief Service Centre (NDRRSC), as of 11 June, 37 people died in ten Districts, most of them in Ratapura, Galle and Matara. Moreover, three people are still missing, 48 others have been injured, more than 8,000 have been evacuated in 122 evacuation centres and more than 235,854 have been affected across 23 districts. Furthermore, more than 16,000 houses have been damaged.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate rain with isolated storms is forecasted over Western, Sabaragamuwa and North-western provinces and in Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle and Matara districts. In addition, strong winds are expected over the Western slopes of the central hills, Northern, North-central, and North-western provinces and in Trincomalee, Hambantota and Monaragala districts.
Flood in Sri Lanka - EC/ECHO daily mapThu, 13 Jun 2024 17:22

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Sri Lanka, Early June 2024The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) in Sri Lanka reported fatalities after flooding and landslides in early June 2024.Mon 3 Jun 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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Sri Lanka’s State Minister of Defence, Premitha Bandara Tennakoon, led a meeting with representatives from UN agencies, INGOs, and NGOs to discuss ongoing rescue and relief efforts for communities affected by bad weather. The meeting took p
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Death Toll From Inclement Weather In Sri Lanka Rises To 302024-06-05T22:03+0200.

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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),