Floods - page 5

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Large mudflow causes severe damage in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan

Heavy rains triggered a large mudflow in Isfana, Kyrgyzstan on May 2, 2020, damaging homes, roads, and gardens. A state of emergency has been declared for the town, as well as other areas in the southern region. The Ministry of Emergency Situations reported major...

May 04, 2020

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6 dead, 5 000 displaced as heavy rains continue to flood Uganda

At least six people died and 5 000 were displaced as intense rains continue to flood parts of Uganda, local authorities confirmed on Sunday, May 3, 2020. In the western region, severe flooding affected parts of the Isingiro District from May 1, including the...

May 04, 2020

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Major floods submerge 22 000 homes in West Java, Indonesia

Major flooding affecting West Java, Indonesia since April 30, 2020, submerged 21 888 houses -- affecting up to 81 088 residents -- in five sub-districts of Bandung District, according to the West Java Disaster Mitigation (BPBD). The flood-hit areas are Dayeuhkolot,...

May 04, 2020

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More than 75 000 evacuate after dam failure leads to severe flooding in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

More than 75 000 people evacuated their homes in the border areas of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan following a reservoir dam failure, which resulted in widespread flooding on May 1, 2020. The Sardoba Reservoir Dam on the Uzbek side broke early Friday, causing the Syr...

May 04, 2020

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Ongoing floods claim 116 lives, displace 100 000 families in Kenya

Ongoing floods in Kenya have claimed at least 116 lives and displaced 100 000 families, Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa reported Wednesday, April 28, 2020, as he addressed the media. Some 29 counties have been affected by the severe weather, and...

April 30, 2020

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Torrential rains aggravate situation in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold" in Fiji

Torrential rains affecting Fiji since April 27, 2020, triggered widespread flooding and landslides in areas still affected by Tropical Cyclone "Harold." The country's disaster management office (NDMO) issued warnings on April 29, urging residents to...

April 29, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains triggered flooding in the city of Najran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, April 27, 2020. The rains were dumped by a storm system from the Mediterranean Sea which merged with a cold front, bringing wet and windy conditions from Turkey to Saudi...

April 28, 2020

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32 000 displaced by ongoing rains in Kenya, flooding and mudslide death toll rises to 29

Ongoing rains in Kenya continue to cause widespread and damaging floods in the western and eastern counties, displacing as many as 32 000 people so far since March 2020, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS). The death toll from massive mudslides and...

April 28, 2020

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Intense rains trigger deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia, 83 000 displaced

Seasonal rains continued to strengthen in most parts of East Africa during the fourth week of April 2020, leading to a significant increase in rainfall which triggered deadly flash floods in Ethiopia and Somalia. Around 83 000 people have been displaced.​ Since...

April 28, 2020

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Widespread, devastating floods hit Morocco

Massive and destructive floods hit many parts of Morocco on April 24, 2020, turning streets and roads into raging rivers. In Youssoufia, damages were reported as waters ripped through neighborhoods. Traffic came to a complete halt in most urban roads in the city. ...

April 27, 2020

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More than 100 000 affected by 'once-in-a-generation' floods in Yemen, UN reports

More than 100 000 people across Yemen have been affected by torrential rains and 'once-in-a-generation' flooding, the United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator reported on April 26, 2020. On March 25, destructive flash...

April 27, 2020

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Widespread flooding hits Djibouti after more than six months' worth of rain in just several hours, East Africa

Intense rains from April 20 to 21, 2020, triggered widespread flash flooding across the city of Djibouti and its suburb of Balbala, causing eight fatalities and affecting approximately 110 000 people. The city received 80 mm (3 inches) of rain in a few hours-- more...

April 23, 2020

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Intense storm leaves 24 dead or missing, hundreds homeless in Luanda, Angola

Heavy rains and strong winds affecting Luanda, Angola from April 18 to 20, 2020, caused flooding and destruction across the capital, leaving at least 11 people dead, 13 others missing and 113 families homeless. The Cambaba River broke its banks, sending floodwater...

April 23, 2020

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Aden declared a disaster area after catastrophic flooding kills 10, Yemen

The government of Yemen has declared the port city of Aden a disaster area on April 22, 2020, following devastating flash floods caused by up to 125 mm (5 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. On average, the city receives just about 5 mm (0.19 inches) of rain in April...

April 22, 2020

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More than a month's worth of rain in 6 hours hits New Caledonia

Heavy rains from April 19 to 20, 2020 triggered dangerous flash flooding and landslides in New Caledonia. The Hienghene commune in the North Province recorded almost 200 mm (7.9 inches) of rain in just six hours-- more than the country's average rain for the...

April 21, 2020

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Severe flooding threatens millions in Afghanistan, 600 homes destroyed and 3 000 damaged

Severe flooding affecting Afghanistan over the past weeks claimed the lives of at least 56 people, as of April 21, 2020. Authorities warn more than 7 million people are still at risk. The worst affected Provinces are Badakhshan, Badghis, Baghlan, Farah, Faryab,...

April 21, 2020

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Floods and landslides kill 9, affect thousands in Rwanda and Burundi, East Africa

Intense rainfall from April 17 to 20, 2020, has resulted in fatal flooding and landslides in Rwanda and Burundi. Local media confirmed nine fatalities and around 27 000 people affected. In Rwanda, downpours triggered landslides in the district of Gicumbi in the...

April 21, 2020