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Tsunami Damage

Impact on People
Affected Area 
Maps and Data from the UDA
Affected Area Map of Kalutara (3.7MB)
Affected Area Map of Matara (1.3MB)
Rehabilitation of Affected Areas in Trincomalee District (2.3MB)
Rehabilitation of Affected Areas in Batticaloa District (2.5MB)
District Level Maps 
based on the data from the National Disaster Management Centre, 15th January 2005, 1700 hrs.
Number of Deaths
Number of Families Affected
Number of Displaced People
Houses Damaged
Mortality Rate (Deaths per 100,000 People)
Fishing Boats & Crafts Affected (Dept of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources)
Deaths of fishermen (Dept of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources)

Divisional Secretariat Level Maps

Affected DS Divisions - based on preliminary data from District Secretaries
Affected DS Divisions - map by UNHCR 
Number of Deaths (Provisional Estimates as at 12th Jan 2005)
Mortality Rate (Deaths per 100,000 people)  (Provisional Estimates as at 12th Jan 2005)
Houses Damaged (Provisional Estimates as at 12th Jan 2005)
Number of Camps for Displaced Persons (as at 12th Jan 2005)

Affected Schools, Libraries & Hospitals

Status of Affected Schools
Damaged Schools
Damaged Libraries
Status of Affected Hospitals

Damaged Health Institutions (Ministry of Health)

Mullaitivu DPDHS   Trincomalee DPDHS
Kalmunai DPDHS   Batticaloa District
Hambantota District   Matara District
Galle District    

Exposure Maps

Population of Coastal DS Divisions (Census 2001)
Population Under 18 Years of Age of Coastal DS Divisions (Census 2001)
Total of Students and Teachers in the Affected Districts (MapAction/IWMI)
Main Roads of Sri Lanka (MapAction/IWMI)
Commercial Harbours (MapAction/IWMI)

Inundation Maps

Inundation Map (flooding in the East prior to tsunami) - Dec 17-21, 2004 (Dartmouth Flood Observatory)
Southern Sri Lanka Inundation Map after Tsunami - Dec 26, 2004 (Dartmouth Flood Observatory)
Infrastructure Damage
Damaged Bridges and Roads (IWMI/MapAction)
Passable Roads (Police Department)

District Level Maps (IWMI/MapAction)

Ampara District - Roads
  Ampara District- Bridges
Batticaloa District - Roads
  Batticaloa District - Bridges
Galle District - Roads
  Galle District - Bridges
Hambantota District - Roads
Jaffna District - Roads
  Jaffna District - Bridges
Matara District - Roads
  Matara District - Bridges
Mullaitivu District - Roads
  Mullaitivu District - Bridges
Trincomalee District - Roads
  Trincomalee District - Bridges
Probable Tsunami Damage Extent Maps
Preliminary damage area polygons produced by the U.S. Government. These areas are by no means complete, definite, or inclusive and only represent probable damage areas. Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance.
Akkaraipattu   Ambalangoda
Batticaloa   Beruwala
Eravur   Galle
Hambantota   Hikkaduwa
Jaffna   Kaddaikadau
Kalkudah   Kalmunai
Kaluiavalai   Kokkuttoduvai
Kuchchaveli   Matara
Mullaittivu   Mutur
Nonagegama   Palatupana
Point Pedro   Pottuvil
Pulmuddai   Pulumattalan
Tallaimannar   Tangalla
Tankodai   Trincomalee
Usangoda   Vakarai
Vandeloos Bay   Vattiryan
Relevant Links
Maps by IWMI/MapAction - High Resolution (hosted at CGIAR website)
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