Sri Lanka: Flash Floods Bring Affected Places To A Halt; 5 Missing, 19,000 Trapped In Flooded Areas

Heavy rainfall is expected in Sri Lanka in the next 2 days.

by Shreya Ghosh
Sri Lanka: Flash Floods Bring Affected Places To A Halt; 5 Missing, 19,000 Trapped In Flooded Areas

We wish for rainfall every time the temperature rises in the summer. While the arrival of the monsoon season brings respite, this change in weather conditions often wreaks havoc in many people’s lives. Currently, Sri Lanka is experiencing an extremely difficult time as many places have received intense rainfall in the last few days. Around 19,000 people have been trapped due to the devastating flood and five people are reported missing.

About 15 People Died In Sri Lanka After The Heavy Rainfall

Sharing a picture of flooded surroundings, X user CryptoDoc (Gem Hunter💎) (@cryptodoc_) posted recent updates.

Authorities revealed that over 19,000 residents of Sri Lanka were badly trapped over the last two days because of the intense rainfall and the adverse weather’s consequences. According to a report by India Today, at least 15 people have lost their lives already. According to the Disaster Management Centre, the news of people passing away from severe downpours came from 7 districts. About 20 districts have been harshly impacted.

The present conditions of the surroundings are heartbreaking. Pictures and videos are making rounds on social media platforms. The Moon (@AlamHasnain6294) took to X to share a picture of a flash flood in Sri Lanka.

As per updates, rainfall in Colombo increased over 300 mm. Continuous heavy rainfall, lightning, and gusty winds lashing over areas led to landslides, flash floods, destruction of properties, broken trees, damaged poles, and more. Considering all the affected districts, around 28 houses were completely destroyed. Over 4,000 houses faced several cracks.

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Rescue Operations Are Underway

Thimira Navod (@ImThimira07) shared a picture of the flooded section Welipenna Interchange of the Southern Expressway.

Thousands of locals are trapped in dilapidated areas. Five people went missing in 24 hours, according to a report by Groups of the Sri Lankan Army stationed in flood-affected areas are working tirelessly to rescue and save lives. Apart from these arrangements, there are helicopters to handle emergency situations that require airlifting people. The Health Ministry asked health directors to be prepared in case of any emergency.

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Akashvani Kolkata (@airnews_kolkata) shared an image of a flooded area.

If you have plans to travel to Sri Lanka, please stay well aware of the weather updates as it is likely to rain heavily once again. The Department of Meteorology stated that heavy rainfall is likely in the next 2 days.

Further downpours will only worsen the present conditions. Stay alert!

Cover Image Courtesy: X/ Akashvani Kolkata (@airnews_kolkata)

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