Advisory: Flash Flooding in Sri Lanka

  |   Posted: October 29, 2019   |   Updated: February 11, 2020

Final Update: February 10, 2020

The flash flooding and heavy rains that took place from October 2019 to January 2020 have ceased.

In total, 21 Child Development Centers and 3,905 beneficiaries were affected. Compassion Crisis Intervention funds were used to provide relief support to the beneficiaries in the Batticalo cluster. All beneficiaries are safe and returning back to their normal daily living.

Thank you for your prayers for the affected beneficiaries, families and church partners.

Update #2: January 2, 2020

The weather in Sri Lanka has cleared up significantly, with occasional rain showers and lightening. So far, 21 Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 1,849 beneficiaries have been affected. The CDCs impacted have had limited programming and churches have provided cooked food and other essential items to affected beneficiaries. Additional impacted beneficiaries have been identified; however, we are waiting for the reported details.

Please continue to pray for the beneficiaries, their families and the church partners as they recover from flood damages and impact to programs.

Update #1: November 5, 2019

Showers, thunderstorms, flooding, and misty conditions continue in several areas of Sri Lanka (Western, Central, Southern and Uva Provinces, as well as Kurunegala, Batticaloa, and Ampara Districts). So far, nine Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 1,558 beneficiaries have been affected. The CDCs continue to assess which beneficiaries are impacted.

Please continue to pray for the safety of the beneficiaries and families in this area.

Disaster Alert: October 29, 2019

In late October, scattered showers occurred in the west, northwest, south, and Sabaragamuwa provinces in Sri Lanka. Heavy rains, up to 3 inches, have occurred at times. The Hatton and Chilaw provinces have experienced flooding. So far, eight Child Development Centers (CDCs) and 795 beneficiaries have been affected. The CDCs are providing cooked food to the affected beneficiaries and their families.

Please pray for the safety of our beneficiaries in this area.