Archive | May 11, 2020

Heavy rain brings floods in Taif, Saudi Arabia. May 11 2020 #Floods #Taif #SaudiArabia

Over 200,000 Displaced by Floods in Somalia #Floods #Somalia

Severe Flood Warning

Over 200,000 people have been displaced by recent flooding in Somalia, according to the United Nations, with more rain expected in the Juba and Shabelle river basins.

In a report of 11 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 16 people have died, 546,103 affected and 216,895 displaced since the Gu’ rains started in early April.

OCHA said; “At least 27 districts are inundated; the worst being Belet Weyne in Hiran Region where riverine flooding has displaced more than 115,000 people, according to the district flood taskforce. This includes about 91,000 people who have been displaced from the four sections of the town and 23,220 people from 23 riverine villages. The flooding resulted from a sharp rise in the level of the Shabelle river following heavy rains in Somalia and the Ethiopian highlands. According to the taskforce, more people were fleeing their homes as river levels rise.”

In Jowhar district, further down river Shabelle in Lower Shabelle region, more than 17,300 people were affected by floods after a river embankment broke. OCHA said an estimated 50,000 people people have been affected by floods in Lower Shabelle region and some 83,000 people in Bay region.

Eight people died in flash floods in Qardho town in Puntland on 27 April. Over 22,000 were displaced and a total of 48,000 affected.

In Galmudug Region, flooding on 02 May displaced around 12,000 in Hobyo district. Two people died and 25 were injured.

Flooding from the Dawa river has damaged hundreds of farms in Gedo Region.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Thousands Affected by Floods in Western Region, Uganda #Floods #Uganda #Africa

Severe Flood Warning

As many as 100,000 people have been displaced by massive flooding in western Uganda.

The government of Uganda said “All the rivers in Kasese and Bundibugyo Districts burst their banks due to heavy rainfall on the night of 05 May, 2020.

Local media, quoting district officials, said 120,000 people have been affected in Kasese district, with 100,000 believed to have moved from their homes to stay in temporary shelters set up in local schools, churches and other public buildings.

Flooding in the district has also damaged or destroyed roads and bridges and electricity supply has been interrupted. Schools and a hospital have also been severely damaged.

Uganda Red Cross report that flooding caused massive destruction in Bundibugyo District, also in Western Uganda, after the Lamia river broke its banks.

Red Cross said that 1 person died and over 3,000 people were affected. Some flooding was also reported in neighbouring Ntoroko district.

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12 Killed in Landslide Triggered by Heavy Rain in Ethiopia #Landslide #Ethiopia #Africa

Landslide Danger Alert

As many as 12 people are thought to have died in a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Ethiopia.

Local media said the landslide struck in Ale Special Woreda in Southern Nations Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNP). Six houses were completely destroyed and several families displaced. Seven bodies have been found, with 5 still missing. Search operations were continuing but has been hindered by unstable terrain.

Heavy rain, floods and landslides have affected SNNP since mid-April. Eight people died in Gamo zone in a period 11 to 18 April. Flooding in Jinka town on 25 April damaged infrastructure and livestock.

Other areas of the country have also seen heavy rain since late April. Flash floods on 24 April left at least 4 people dead in Dire Dawa.

In a report of 06 May, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that flooding had affected 219,000 people in areas of Somali, Afar, SNNP, Dire Dawa and Harari. As many as 107,000 people have been displaced, mostly in Somali region after flash floods on 25 April affected 34,507 households and displaced 15,195 households in Erer, Sitti, Nogob and Korahe zones.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Torrential Rain, Floods and Landslides Leave Over 60 Dead in Rwanda #Rain #Floods #Landslides #Rwanda

Photo: Government of Northern Province

Emergency authorities in Rwanda report that at least 65 people have died in floods and landslides in Rwanda after torrential rain over the last few days.

Meteo Rwanda said the Byimana weather station in Ruhango District recorded 140 mm of rainfall in 24 hours to 07 May. At least 7 other weather stations recorded more than 50mm of rainfall during the same period.

Last week the agency warned of heavy rain in Northern Province and Rubavu, Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Ngororero, Muhanga and Ruhango districts. Further heavy rain is expected over the next 3 days.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Emergency Situations (MINEMA) said that heavy rainfall from 06 to 07 May caused at least 65 fatalities in Northern, Western and Southern Provinces. Later media reports said the figure was above 70.

MINEMA said 7 districts were affected including Gakenke (22 fatalities), Rulindo (1) and Musanze (6) in Northern Province; Ngororero (5), Rubavu (1) and Nyabihu (18) in Western Province; and Muhanga (12) in Southern Province.

The rain and floods also destroyed 91 houses, 5 bridges, and washed away crops, according to MINEMA.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Rain Triggers Deadly Landslide in West Sulawesi Province, Indonesia #Landslide #Sulawesi #Indonesia

Photo: BPBD Polewali Mandar

Heavy rain has continued to fall in parts of Indonesia, where disaster authorities report at least 3 people died landslides in West Sulawesi Province.

Local disaster agency said 2 landslides struck in close succession on 05 May in Kelapa Dua Village, Anreapi District, Polewali Mandar Regency severely damaging a house and burying several vehicles. Four other people were injured in the incident.

Based on a report by the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Polewali Mandar Regency, the disaster was triggered by high intensity rainfall and unstable soil structure.

The BPBD Rapid Reaction Team (TRC) of Polewali Mandar Regency conducted a rapid assessment and evacuation of the victims and coordinated with related agencies to respond to the disaster. The Public Works Department also mobilized heavy equipment to clear landslide debris and re-open roads that were blocked.

The disaster in West Sulawesi follows floods and landslides caused by heavy rainfall on the islands of Java and Sumatra over the last few days.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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