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Jan 3, 2015

04:41:08 GMT--Extreme Weather - Asia - Sri Lanka

EDIS Number: ST-20141223-46421-LKA

Date / time: 23/12/2014 12:29:25 [UTC]

Event: Extreme Weather

Area: Asia

Country: Sri Lanka

State/County: Multiple areas

Location: [Eastern coastal regions]

Number of Deads: 7 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: 14 person(s)

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 80000 person(s)

Damage level: Large


The local Disaster Management Center also reports that about 2,000 houses were destroyed. Landslides and floods have claimed the lives of three people and displaced another 60,000 in Sri Lanka. The northern and eastern provinces of the country were hit by torrential rains three days ago. The local Disaster Management Center reports that about 2,000 houses were destroyed and over 60,000 people have been forced to relocate to safer regions. It was reported earlier that the Batticaloa and Anuradhapura districts were the most heavily affected by the raging weather.

Event updates:

Situation Update No. 2 on 2014-12-26 at 15:06:06.

Situation Update No. 1 on 2014-12-24 at 14:16:26.

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