Emergency Obs. Request Information
- 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:
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.
DETECTED FLOOD WATER IN WESTERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA
Flood in Sri Lanka on 3 June, 2021 see detail
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