Earth Watch Report – Flooding
|Today||Flash Flood||Sri Lanka||Southern Province, [Matara area]|
|Eight persons were killed and thousands of others displaced by flash floods triggered by incessant rains in Sri Lanka, officials said on Sunday. “We have recorded eight deaths due to torrential rain over the last five days,” Lal Sarath Kumara, Assistant Director of the Disaster Management Centre said. The deaths were caused by lightning and drowning, he said. Districts in the central south and south eastern Sri Lanka have been hit by the heavy downpour, with Matara district being the worst affected, officials said. Several roads in the central hill districts remain impassable due to the earth slips caused by heavy rainfall, they said.|
Residents of the village of Kempsey in Worcestershire were caught off guard by a flash flood in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Dan Spiers and his family had to be rescued by the Fire Service in a boat. He told ITV News that his son was woken up to find water in his bedroom.
- Eight killed, thousands marooned as rains pound Sri Lanka (thehindu.com)
- Flash Flood – Asia – Sri Lanka (hisz.rsoe.hu)
- Natural Disasters List November 25, 2012-Sri Lanka flood toll rises to 5 (disaster-report.com)