Severe floods leave 58 dead, thousands of households affected in Tanzania

Severe floods leave 58 dead, thousands of households affected in Tanzania

Heavy rainfall affecting Tanzania since the beginning of April, caused severe floods and landslides which resulted in at least 58 fatalities and thousands of households affected. The coastal regions of the country have been particularly hard hit, with devastating impacts on both human lives and agriculture.

Large rock avalanche strikes Swiss Alps near Italian border

Large rock avalanche strikes Swiss Alps near Italian border

A massive rock avalanche descended from Piz Scerscen in the Swiss Alps close to the Italy border at approximately 07:00 LT on April 14, 2024. The event, which was recorded by seismic networks, resulted in no reported casualties.

Nearly 16 000 homes flooded in Russia, 111 200 evacuated in Kazakhstan

Nearly 16 000 homes flooded in Russia, 111 200 evacuated in Kazakhstan

Catastrophic floods have submerged large areas of south-western Russia and north-western Kazakhstan since April 3, 2024. To date, floods have affected 15 641 homes and 27 993 garden plots in Russia, prompting widespread evacuations and the declaration of state emergencies in affected areas. Nearly 111 200 people were evacuated in Kazakhstan and approximately 5 500 homes were flooded.

Finland’s Kalajoki Valley hit by floods, evacuations amid ice dam collapses

Finland’s Kalajoki Valley hit by floods, evacuations amid ice dam collapses

Officials in Northern Ostrobothnia have issued flood warnings due to rising water levels in the Kalajoki River, impacting the municipalities of Ylivieska, Alavieska, and Kalajoki. Evacuations were conducted in Niemelänkylä, where three individuals were safely moved on Saturday night, 130 km (80 km) south of Oulu.

Flash floods in Afghanistan claim 33 lives, damage 600 houses

Flash floods in Afghanistan claim 33 lives, damage 600 houses

Heavy seasonal rainfall affecting Afghanistan since April 12, 2024, has led to devastating floods and roof collapses in 20 out of 34 provinces. As of April 15, these incidents have resulted in 33 fatalities and 27 injuries, with Kabul, Farah, Herat, Kandahar, and Zabul being the worst affected. Over 1 000 families have been impacted, and significant damage to property and infrastructure has been reported.

Dozens missing after large landslide hits DR Congo

Dozens missing after large landslide hits DR Congo

At least 15 people were killed and an estimated 60 remain missing after a large landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit a small port near the town of Idiofa in the Democratic Republic of Congo on April 13, 2024.

Destructive landslide hits Indonesia’s South Sulawesi

Destructive landslide hits Indonesia’s South Sulawesi

A large landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit Tana Toraja Regency in Indonesia’s South Sulawesi Province at 22:30 LT on April 13, 2024, leaving at least 19 people dead and two others missing.

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Strong M6.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the New Britain region, Papua New Guinea at 20:56 UTC on April 14, 2024. The agency is reporting a depth of 49 km (30 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth.

Severe storms unleash tornadoes and extreme floods across Texas and Louisiana, U.S.

Severe storms unleash tornadoes and extreme floods across Texas and Louisiana, U.S.

A deadly severe weather outbreak hit the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley on April 10, 2024, with tornadoes, heavy rains, and high wind gusts. The storms caused at least one fatality in Mississippi and widespread destruction, including in New Orleans, which faced a Flash Flood Emergency. Investigations suggest the event might qualify as a serial derecho — a significant meteorological phenomenon.