At least two people have lost their lives after record-breaking rainfall caused devastating flash floods in the city of Jeddah (population 4 million), Saudi Arabia’s Mecca Province on November 24, 2022.
Heavy rainfall has been affecting the South Kivu Province, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo since November 13, 2022. The event triggered landslides and caused floods and a number of severe weather-related incidents that have resulted in casualties and damage.
Widespread rain and thunderstorms impacted large parts of southeast Australia on November 12 and 13, 2022, producing major flash floods, stranding residents and damaging homes.
Colombian president Gustavo Petro declared a national rainfall disaster on November 1, 2022, after rainfall levels across the country this year exceeded levels seen in the past 40 years.
Very heavy rains caused by a low pressure area over the Caribbean Sea hit the mountainous coastal region of the state of La Guaira, Venezuela on October 28, 2022, causing destructive flash flooding.
Authorities in Chad declared a state of emergency last week due to widespread floods affecting more than 1 million people. The floods affected 18 of the country’s 23 provinces.
Heavy rains affecting central parts of Benin in September 2022 caused significant flooding that resulted in widespread damage and fatalities. Heavy rains are expected to continue through October.
A powerful storm hit the Greek island of Crete on October 15, 2022, causing flash floods described by the Greek Fire Department as extreme.
Drier weather has returned to flood-affected parts of Victoria, Tasmania and New South Wales on Monday, October 17, 2022, however, floodwaters remain high and continue to rise at some locations. Dry conditions will be short-lived, as more widespread rain and storms are forecast across eastern Australia later this week.
Nigeria is experiencing its worst floods on record this rainy season, with more than 1.4 million people affected and 800 000 displaced. 27 out of the 36 states in the country are experiencing flooding, with Kogi the worst affected.