An Analysis of Lightning-Related Damages and Deaths, 2014, University of Peradeniya

This reports highlights the findings from a research project conducted by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in response to the ‘Preparedness and Resilience Research’ small grants program (Phase I) implemented by Response 2 Resilience Institute and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center

Abstract:

Every year, lightning kills about 50 people and causes property damage estimated at over a few hundred million rupees in Sri Lanka. Unlike for other natural disasters, lightning-related losses can be minimized by improving awareness among the public and adopting better standards and effective protection mechanisms. The aim of this study was to collect data on lightning-related losses of both property and life within 1 year over the entire island and provide data to help stakeholders improve their risk reduction and risk management procedures. 

 

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Research
02 Mar 2016
The briefing paper examines the adoption of the First Aid App by Red Cross National Societies under the Universal App Program. Specifically, it provides an outline of the program and the experiences of some of the National Societies in adopting ...
Tags: Research, Mobile Technology
Research
29 Sep 2016
This publication is a synthesis of lessons from more than a decade of Concern Worldwide’s disaster risk reduction (DRR) programming in urban geographic contexts. Based on research in Port au Prince, Haiti; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Nairobi, Kenya; and Fre...
Tags: Research, Risk Assessment, Urban Risk Reduction
Video
27 Apr 2014
Visit the NRRC at: http://www.un.org.np/coordinationmech… Follow the NRRC on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NepalDRR Follow the NRRC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NepalDRR Flagship 1 of the Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium (NRRC) is coo...
Tags: Video
Scroll to Top