#FloodSL – How you can help
[Last Update 29/05/2017: 01:00 P.M]
Sri Lanka is currently facing the southwest monsoon and with the monsoon, like in the last year, there are flooding and displacement. As of now the number of deaths increases to 164 while 104 persons missing. Extreme weather forecasted to continue over next couple of hours/days as well, so the numbers may rise.
This year also there are some wonderful organizations/people get together for flood relief. Some techies also help them from what they can, Here is a consolidated list of the solution/options we have right now. I will update the list whenever I get more information
2017 Flood Crisis Map
This is done/maintained by Ganindu Nanayakkara. You can contact him & help him with updating the data.
This is a community-driven Open Source project to support relief support activities conducted by volunteers. This project was originally created to support flood relief activities in Sri Lanka in May 2017.
So If you are a developer, You can contribute to this project on GitHub
If you see any errors on the website or If you come across in any features which you like to include on the website, You can put them here
Disaster Management Centre
There are many ways you can help to DMC. Follow DMC_lk on Twitter for more details
If you or someone you know is affected by the floods and needs urgent attention, you can seek PickMe’s help. All you need to do is open up the app, select the relevant location and click on the SOS icon. This will allow PickMe to receive your request and will be forwarded to the Disaster Management Center.
Credit Sharing from Mobile Networks
Dialog offers a free Rs.100 reload to those in the affected areas of Ratnapura, Kalutara, Galle, Matara, Hambantota, Dehiowita, Yatiyantota, Ruwanwella, Kolonnawa, Biyagama, Kelaniya, Kaduwela, Hanwella, Dompe and Padukka. Airtel is also offering free calls and SMS facilities to the people in the above-affected areas.
Mobitel has increased credit limit for postpaid connections by 50%, with prepaid connections getting free Rs.100 talk time and Rs.50 in credit limit(prepaid). Additionally, Hutch has provided free Rs.25 credit as well.
AirTel is extending free calls and SMS facilities for the people in the 5 flood affected districts to reach out for help
Online Donations: RedCross
All the latest tweets about flood situation can be found from the #FloodSL hashtag.
Featured Image Photo Credits: The Guardian – Credits to all the posts owners