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As of 1300 hours 25 September 2019, 92,593 people (23,720 families), mainly in six districts, are re-ported to have been affected.The storm that swept across several parts of Sri Lanka, beginning in the afternoon and evening of 23 September 2019, has subsided since the early morning of 26 September 2019. The storm caused heavy rains, flash floods and landslide alerts covering nine districts, across the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Southern and Uva Provinces.

As per the Department of Meteorology, rainfall received within the past 24 hours, as of 0900 hours on 26 Septem-ber, has been concentrated in the Districts of Galle, Kalutara, Monoragala, Gampaha, Ratnapura, Kegalle, Matara and Batticaloa. Only five areas in the country recorded rains above 50mm, Thaldoowa and Matugama (Kalutara District) received the most with 71mm each.

As predicted Batticaloa also received high amounts of rainfall.As a result of persistent heavy rains, 136,607 people (35,000 families) have been affected (Situation Report, DMC at 1200 hours on 26th of September 2019). There have been no additional deaths, but seven people remain in-jured. Additionally, 66 houses have been fully damaged, with a further 2,572 receiving partial damage. 68 safety locations have been established in four Districts with 45,407 people (11,003 families) evacuated into them.

Department of Irrigation has alerts remaining in four river basins, however, the water level in all areas is falling. One stations -Baddegama, Gin Ganga -still sits at major flood levels but is falling

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