Saturday, January 15, 2011

Status Update from DMC-SL

People in 14 district in the island are affected by the floods occurred due to heavy rainfall received during the past few days.

A large number of families are affected by severe floods especially in Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa Districts.

*As at 13th January 2011, 533,837 persons belonging to 143,352 families in Baticaloa District, 336,470 persons in 88,376 families in Ampara District and 29,632 persons belonging to 7,949 families in Trincomalee district are affected by floods. The total number of flood victims in the island is 967,115 persons belonging to 258,120 families.

So far and 1,727 houses are totally destroyed and 12,151 houses are partly destroyed.

- Dissaster Management Centre (DMC) , Sri Lanka

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