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gatumba burundi flood may 2018

Two rivers overflow, leaving over 2 100 homes and 12 900 people affected in Gatumba, Burundi

Heavy rainfall that hit parts of Burundi on May 4, 2018 led to significant flooding in Gatumba, approximately 12 km (7 miles) from the city of Bujumbura. A joint assessment conducted on May 9 by Burundi Red Cross Society, the government of Burundi, OCHA, WFP,...

May 20, 2018

afghanistan floods may 2018

17 killed, 23 injured after new wave of severe flooding hits Afghanistan

Heavy rainfall and deadly floods continue affecting Afghanistan after unusually dry winter. Just days after floods took away lives of at least 34 people and 600 animals, a new wave of heavy torrential rains, flash flooding and landslides claimed lives another 17...

May 19, 2018

afghanistan flood may 2018

At least 34 people and 600 animals dead after flash floods hit Afghanistan

Flash floods affecting Afghanistan over the past 7 days have claimed lives of at least 34 people and left 4 injured. Severe weather hit the country following an unusually dry winter. Hashmat Khan Bahaduri, spokesman for the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management...

May 16, 2018

kenya dam burst victim

Kenya Dam burst and floods death toll reached 48, 40 still missing

The death toll after the Patel dam burst in central Kenya on May 9, 2018 has reached 48 and still continues to rise. There 40 people still missing, officials said. Over 500 homes were affected after the private Patel dam in Solai collapsed last week, submerging...

May 14, 2018

canada british columbia flood may 2018

Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said,...

May 14, 2018

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Parts of Finnish Lapland brace for worst spring floods in 20 years

The Finnish Lapland is likely to see extensive spring flooding in the coming days, as warm temperatures and intermittent rains set spring thaws in motion. The Finnish Environment Institute's leading hydrologist Bertel Vehviläinen says that the current data...

May 13, 2018

thessaloniki greece flood may 10 2018

Heavy rain, hail and floods hit Thessaloniki, Greece

Heavy rain and hail storm hit Greek port city of Thessaloniki on Thursday, May 11, 2018, flooding roads and houses. Fire department operations coordinator for Northern Greece said that heavy rain flooded roads and buildings, including Thessaloniki’s iconic...

May 11, 2018

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Record rainfall, strong winds and cold blast as extreme weather hits parts of Australia

Extreme weather events have broken historic rainfall records, bringing strong winds and unusually cold conditions across Australia on May 11, 2018. Tasmania’s capital Hobart experienced a record-breaking rainfall, which caused road closures, schools to shut...

May 11, 2018

floods germany may 10 2018

Severe thunderstorm, massive flooding hits Germany

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by large amounts of hail and heavy rain hit parts of Germany on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Floods damaged homes and roads, leaving parts of the region under 1 m (40 inches) of water. A 'once in a century' hailstorm reportedly...

May 11, 2018

aftermath of dam burst in solai kenya

At least 48 killed after dam burst in central Kenya

At least 38 people were killed on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, after a dam collapsed in central Kenya, submerging homes over a radius of nearly 2 km (1.2 miles). The number of people killed in Kenya since the start of the wet season has thus risen to at least 164....

May 10, 2018

landslide port au prince haiti may 4 2018

Deadly floods and landslides hit Haiti, Dominican Republic and Jamaica

Heavy rainfall affected the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica between May 2 and 7, 2018, causing floods and landslides and leaving at least 4 people dead. The Emergency Operations Center (COE) initially raised red alert level in San Cristóbal province,...

May 08, 2018

rwanda landslide may 6 2018

At least 18 killed as floods and landslides hit Rwanda

At least 18 people have been killed this week in Rwanda after storms triggered floods and landslides in the country's west. Some people are still missing, government said May 8, 2018. A spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugees said that 15...

May 08, 2018

duhok iraq flash flood may 5 2018

4 killed as intense storm devastates Duhok, Iraq

At least four people have been killed, one is still missing and about 30 were injured after a surprisingly strong storm caused devastating flash floods in the city of Duhok and surrounding region in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on May 5, 2018. A low atmospheric...

May 07, 2018

ankara flood may 5 2018

Severe flash flood hits Ankara, described as disaster like never before, Turkey

Heavy rainfall caused severe flash floods in Turkey's capital Ankara on Saturday, May 5, 2018. More than 160 vehicles were swept away and at least 4 people injured. "It was a disaster like never before," Ankara's Mayor said. Fast-moving floodwaters...

May 06, 2018

new brunswick flood canada may 2018

New Brunswick expecting its largest and most impactful flood ever, Canada

Heavy flooding caused by continuous snowmelt caused severe damage and prompted evacuations when St. John River in New Brunswick Province, Canada, reached record levels. Officials said the region has witnessed weather events like never seen before, adding that the...

May 04, 2018

sardinia flood may 2018

Extreme weather: 4 months worth of rain in 2 days hit Sardinia, Italy

Record-breaking rains that hit the Italian island of Sardinia over the past two days caused severe flooding and landslides. More than 100 people were forced to evacuate from their homes, schools have been closed and firefighters were called to over 100...

May 03, 2018

belet weyne hiraan somalia flood april 2018

Catastrophic floods hit Somalia, some of the worst the region has ever seen

Long-term rainfall has caused catastrophic flood situation across Somalia, described as some of the worst the region has ever seen. Flash and river floods have now affected 630 000 people and displaced almost 214 800. This region was ravaged by drought and...

May 03, 2018