Massive mudflow hits Quito after extremely heavy rain, Ecuador

Massive mudflow hits Quito after extremely heavy rain, Ecuador

A destructive mudflow hit the La Gasca suburb of Ecuador's capital Quito (population 2.7 million) on January 31, 2022, sweeping away homes and cars, and claiming the lives of at least 24 people. At least 12 people are still missing and 48 were injured. The event…

Extremely heavy rains cause deadly floods in Oman and Iran

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…

Extreme rainfall hits Brazilian state of Bahia, causing catastrophic damage

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…