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Sri Lanka: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2012

Status
Past
Countries
Sri Lanka
Disaster types
Flood
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Heavy rains have battered Sri Lanka since the middle of December 2012, causing floods and landslides, which killed 36 people and affected over 300,000 (Govt, 27 Dec 2012). As of 21 Dec, over 56,000 people sheltered in 171 evacuation centers; almost 1,500 houses were destroyed and more than 4,800 damaged (OCHA, 21 Dec 2012).