Floods

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Widespread flooding after a year's worth of rain in just three days, South Australia

Widespread flooding is affecting South Australia after parts of the state received more than a year's worth of rain in just three days. Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are expected to continue this week. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) senior...

January 24, 2022

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Montevideo hit by more than a month's worth of rain in just 1 hour, Uruguay

Uruguay's capital Montevideo was hit by hit by more than a month's worth of rain within just 1 hour on January 17, 2022, leaving streets underwater and forcing more than 150 people to evacuate their homes. According to the interim mayor of Montevideo,...

January 19, 2022

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Deadly floods and landslides hit Antananarivo, Madagascar

At least 10 people have lost their lives after heavy rains affecting Madagascar since January 17, 2022, caused deadly floods and landslides in Analamanga Region, including the capital Antananarivo (population 1.2 million). Twenty municipalities around the capital...

January 19, 2022

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549 cities under state of emergency due to severe floods, Brazil

More than 549 cities in Brazil are now under a state of emergency due to severe floods affecting the country over the past couple of weeks. Dozens of people have been killed and more than 133 000 forced to evacuate their homes. In addition, 200 cities in the state...

January 14, 2022

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Tropical Cyclone "Cody" leaves widespread floods and infrastructure damage, Fiji

Tropical Cyclone "Cody" formed on January 10, 2022, near Fiji as the second named storm of the 2021/22 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. Cody's center passed south of the island without making landfall, but strong winds and prolonged heavy rains...

January 11, 2022

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Destructive floods hit Eastern Cape, South Africa

Heavy rains affecting South Africa's Eastern Cape on January 8 and 9, 2022, have left several people dead and scores displaced. The floods affected areas of Mthatha, Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, the township of Mdantsane, and areas of East London,...

January 10, 2022

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Tropical Cyclone "Tiffany" to make landfall over the far north Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Tiffany" formed in the Coral Sea on January 9, 2022, as the 5th named storm of the 2021/22 Australian region cyclone season. Tiffany is expected to bring damaging to destructive winds and heavy rain to communities in far north Queensland...

January 09, 2022

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Record snow cuts off Seattle from Washington state, U.S.

Washington State Governor declared a State of Emergency on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a series of severe winter storms struck Washington State beginning on December 17, 2021, producing extensive rain and snow and causing hazardous driving conditions, flooding,...

January 08, 2022

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Drop in temperatures after Muscat records 2 months' worth of rain within a few hours, Oman

Most of the Sultanate of Oman's governorates are experiencing a noticeable decrease in temperatures just days after capital Muscat received two months' worth of January rain within just several hours. Clear skies are expected over most of the governorates on...

January 06, 2022

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Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

Several days of heavy rains have caused severe floods across Oman and Iran in which more than 10 people lost their lives. Heavy rains have also affected United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. According to Oman's Civil Defence...

January 04, 2022

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Torrential rains cause severe flooding in Sumatra, forcing 24 000 people to evacuate, Indonesia

Heavy rains affecting Indonesia's island of Sumatra over the past days have forced about 24 000 people to evacuate their homes and left at least 2 people dead in the province of Aceh, officials said Tuesday, January 4, 2022. According to Regional Disaster...

January 04, 2022

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Extreme rainfall hits Brazilian state of Bahia, causing catastrophic damage

Weeks of heavy rainfall over the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia (population 15 million) caused massive floods and damage, leaving at least 18 people dead, nearly 500 000 affected, and 35 000 displaced. Parts of the state, including capital Salvador, have...

December 27, 2021

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Widespread floods hit Malaysia after more than a month's worth of rain in 1 day

Very heavy rains and widespread floods hit Malaysia over the past 3 days, forcing more than 50 000 people to evacuate their homes and claiming the lives of at least 14 people. The floods were described as one of the worst the country has seen in recent years. Heavy...

December 20, 2021

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Widespread floods destroy more than 1 400 homes, leave 15 people dead and 9 missing in the Republic of Congo

Heavy rain has been affecting most of the Republic of the Congo (also named Congo-Brazzaville) since the rainy season started in September, causing rivers overflow and triggering floods that have resulted in casualties and widespread damage. The worst affected...

December 17, 2021

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More than 835 000 people affected by floods in South Sudan

Widespread flooding affecting South Sudan since May has continued to impact people and their livelihoods this month, with more than 835 000 people reported as affected by flooding in 33 of 78 counties, as of December 8, 2021. Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Niles remain...

December 15, 2021

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Extratropical cyclone off the coast of Brazil brings more than 450 mm (17.7 inches) of rain to Bahia

Heavy rain associated with the front derived from the extratropical cyclone forming off the coast of southern Brazil this week caused severe floods in parts of southern Bahia, leaving 3 people dead. The cyclone emerged from an area of ​​low pressure of 1 010 hPa...

December 10, 2021

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At least 18 dead or missing after severe floods hit Vietnam

At least 18 people have died or are missing after heavy rains affecting Vietnam since November 26, 2021, caused severe floods and damage. The death toll was confirmed by Vietnam Disaster Management Agency (VDMA) on December 1. The worst affected was Phu Yen with 10...

December 02, 2021