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Latest Report : Flood, Landslide in Nepal on 15 June, 2021 see detail

  • Disaster Type: Flood, Landslide
  • Country: Nepal
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 15 June, 2021
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 16 June, 2021
  • Requester: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
  • Escalation to the International Charter: No
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

https://myrepublica.nagariknetwork.com/news/more-than-50-people-missing-in-melamchi-flood/?categoryId=81
According to the preliminary assessment 100s of buildings, 5 moterable bridges and several other infrastructures have been swept away and 7 people are found dead. Several others are missing.

Latest Report : Flood in Sri Lanka on 3 June, 2021 see detail

  • Disaster Type: Flood
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 3 June, 2021
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 5 June, 2021
  • Requester: Disaster Management Center – Sri Lanka
  • Escalation to the International Charter: Yes
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

The Department of Irrigation – Sri Lanka reported that the Kelani River is reaching spill level following a torrential downpour. The Department of Irrigation added that a considerable rainfall exceedingly around 150 mm was reported in most of the Middle catchment areas of the Aththanagalu Oya Basin as of 9.00 AM on Friday (June 4, 2021). By analyzing the current rainfall situation and river water levels of Hydrological Stations in Aththanagalu Oya, there is a possibility of a considerable flood situation in low line areas of Aththanagalu Oya and Uruwal Oya valleys situated in Attanagalla, Gampaha, Minuwangoda, and Ja-Ela D/S Divisions. Furthermore, National Building Research Organization reportedly issued Level 3 (CODE RED) landslide warnings amidst continuous shower in parts of Kalutara and Ratnapura District. Since the beginning of the heavy downpour more than 130,000 people were affected and over 5,000 people were displaced.
http://www.dmc.gov.lk/images/dmcreports/Water_Level_&_Rainfall_2021__1622847899.pdf
http://www.dmc.gov.lk/images/dmcreports/Situation_Report_on_2021__1622813337.pdf
https://www.newsfirst.lk/2021/06/04/03-missing-in-ratnapura-landslide-irrigation-dept-warns-of-rising-water-levels/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/floods-mudslides-kill-sri-lanka-5000-displaced-78099927

Latest Report : Oil spill emergency in Sri Lanka on 25 May, 2021 see detail

  • Disaster Type: Other (Oil spill)
  • Country: Sri Lanka
  • Occurrence Date (UTC): 25 May, 2021
  • SA activation Date(UTC): 4 June, 2021
  • Requester: Disaster Management Center – Sri Lanka
  • Escalation to the International Charter: No
  • GLIDE Number:

Disaster Situation

Sri Lankan authorities are preparing for an oil spill from a sunken container ship after efforts to tow the vessel into deeper waters failed. The Singapore-registered X-Press Pearl had been on fire for two weeks near the port of Colombo. Part of the hull has now settled on the seabed. Experts fear hundreds of tonnes of oil in the ship's tanks could devastate nearby marine life and beaches.
The X-Press Pearl had been carrying 25 tonnes of nitric acid, along with other chemicals and cosmetics, when it caught fire on 20 May. Many of the ship's 1,486 containers tumbled into the sea before the huge blaze was put out earlier this week. Pollution from the ship - including millions of plastic pellets which are the raw material for shopping bags - has already coated stretches of Sri Lanka's western coastline.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57343139
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57343139 https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/6/3/sri-lanka-braces-for-almost-inevitable-oil-spill-as-ship-sinks
https://richierde.users.earthengine.app/view/xpress-pearl-ship-smoke
https://twitter.com/OceanswellOrg/status/1399378695819862022

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