Event Report

Event Description

Flash Flood in Sri Lanka on Saturday, 05 January, 2013 at 04:42 (04:42 AM) UTC.

Several areas have gone under water following torrential rains experienced throughout the Eastern Province during the past few days. Several villagers, roads, lands, schools, playgrounds and houses have gone underwater following torrential rain in the Ampara district since Thursday. Several large, medium and small scale tanks in the Eastern Province reached spill level on account of the heavy rains. Thousands of acres of paddy have been inundated due to rains experienced in the Ampara district. Many people have been effected by rains accompanied by strong winds while fishermen are unable to go deep sea fishing due to the bad weather.

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