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Flood affects 1 million in Sri Lanka

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 11:48 PM
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Of course this will never make it in the western news.

Flood affects 1 million in Sri Lanka

Stormy weather forced President Mahinda Rajapaksa to cut short his tour of flood-affected areas on Wednesday as torrential rain continued to play havoc in parts of Sri Lanka, killed 18 people and affecting at least 960,000 more. The Disaster management Centre said that 180,151 people were living in
453 centres for the displaced set up in affected districts. The government has appealed to the public to donate essentials including dry rations, mattresses, bed sheets and drinking water.

R.M.S. Bandara of the National Building Research Organisation told reporters that landslide warnings were issued in 10 districts including Matale, Badulla and Kandy.

It's as bad, if not worse than Australia in the number of people affected... sad...




posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 11:54 PM
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In Sri Lanka that's pretty much what they call 'Spring'.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 11:58 PM
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Terrible. Earth certainly seems to have a cold at the moment...

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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:01 AM
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A lot of floods lately worldwide and many are not reported in the media except locally.Brazil and Phillipines (Dry season ?) are a couple of big ones as well. .Soon enough these extreme events will become the norm.
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posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:06 AM
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Wow!What is up with all these floods.It is happening in Sri Lanka now. 1 million people is a lot of people to be affected I hope that people in this country can recover althrough it won't be easy.Mother nature can be so destructive. All these floods are turning into a world disaster. It happening everywhere!So many people are affected and all we can do is sit back and watch the floods take its destructive path.Its a disaster.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:12 AM
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Some people are special ...way more special, the Sri Lankan million are obviously not that special....on Earth the special ones demand weeping and wailing upon the revelations of their suffering....those who regularly live in hell ...well they are just losers, who compete with the special fews dramas and tragedys.



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:13 AM
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Queensland, Brazil and now Sri Lanka.....

Please spare a thought for all three nations, loss of life and homes



posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 12:18 AM
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Originally posted by 12voltz
A lot of floods lately worldwide and many are not reported in the media except locally.Brazil and Phillipines (Dry season ?) are a couple of big ones as well. .Soon enough these extreme events will become the norm.
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There are a lot of displaced people in the Philippines because of the heavy rains that started even before the New Year's eve!

"The heavy rains began shortly before New Year's Eve and have brought misery to 1.29 million people across 144 towns, including 338,000 who fled their homes or are receiving food or other aid from the government, it said.

More than 22,000 people remain in government-run temporary shelters while waiting for floodwaters to ebb, with nearly 1,300 houses damaged or destroyed, it added.
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More deaths, misery from PH rains
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