Questionnaire survey – Rathnapura, Sri Lanka Part II
Hello everyone…, again it’s Gouri
During the survey we went to each and every household to gain information about their exposure and damage due to the floods. Our team includes eight people and they interviewed people as face to face interview by using the local Language called Sinhala.
People were very supportive as they are always subjected to floods and subjected to severe damage and losses. Since many people based on their livelihood on natural resources they are highly affected by the floods. Not only their livelihood but also majority of the houses were flooded up to the top of ground floor or up to roof level during 2003 and 2017 floods.
|Inundation level of 2017 flood is nearly 10ft|
Many houses were damaged and the belongings too.
|A damaged refrigerator which was under water|
|The door frame has washed away due to flood|
|Arrows show a typical storage area of a single storey house|
During the visit we were able to see a pumping unit of a gem mine.
|Pumping unit of a gem mine|