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Hereford among areas where more than 400 properties have been flooded by Storm Dennis #StormDennis #SevereFlooding #Devastation #Hereford #UK

Deadly #FlashFloods in #Luanda, #Angola

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A downpour lasting 12 hours caused deadly flash flooding in the province of Luanda, Angola, on 04 January, 2020.

News agency ANGOP reported that 250 families have been displaced after houses were flooded. The worst hit areas include the municipalities of Talatona (116 houses flooded), Viana (80) and Cazenga (12). One person died in flood waters in Zango commune, Viana Municipality. Flooding was also reported in Cacuaco Municipality where a bridge was in danger of collapse.

Elsewhere in the country at least 200 houses were damaged by floods in the city of Sumbe in Cuanza Sul Province. Heavy rain from 03 to 05 January damaged or destroyed around 15 houses in areas on the outskirts of Menongue, capital of Cuando Cubango province. One person was also injured.

President of Angola, João Lourenço, said that authorities will make all efforts to help the victims of the floods.

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#Floods Hit Eastern Province in #Zambia

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Around 300 families have been displaced by flooding in Eastern Province, Zambia.

Flooding began in late December, 2019. As of 01 January, 2020, over 200 families had been displaced in Mambwe district and a further 60 families displaced in Lumezi district, according to local media reports.

A bridge in Nsefu, Mambwe district, was washed away, leaving communities isolated. Crops have also been damaged. Jumbe, Mnkhanya and parts of Kakumbi were also affected in Mambwe.

Zambia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit is distributing relief supplies in affected areas. Supplies will be airlifted where roads or bridges are impassable.

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Thousands Affected by Deadly #Floods in #CaboDelgado, #Mozambique

Mozambique Floods 03.01.2020

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Severe weather including heavy rain and flooding has left 5 people dead in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

Local media, quoting officials from Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades (INGC), said that Cabo Delgado Province saw heavy rain and strong winds from around 26 December, 2019. As of 31 December, at least five people had died, 51 injured, 1,700 houses damaged and around 8,600 people affected. Schools were also damaged, affecting around 1,500 students.

Local TV reported that the Messalo, Megaruma and Montepuez rivers were all above flood alert, endangering over 60,000 people living close to the river banks.

Flooding wiped out an important bridge over the Montepuez River in Ancuabe district of Cabo Delgado, cutting road connections and leaving many of the provinces northern districts isolated.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mozambique said that the heavy rains damaged or destroyed dozens of shelters of Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) in Chuiba transitional centre near Pemba city.

Radio Mozambique also reported severe weather in Nacala-Porto District in Nampula Province, damaging around 37 homes and affecting around 150 people.

Heavy rain also affected parts of the country in mid-December. IOM conducted rapid assessment in 55 resettlement sites across Sofala and Manica provinces after the heavy rain on 10 December 2019.

IOM said that, “in total, 151 upgraded shelters, 91 emergency shelters and 257 tents were completely destroyed due to the heavy rain. IOM identified that an additional 150 shelters (upgraded, emergency shelters and tents) had major structural damages to walls and/or roofing, 3,608 shelters were partially damaged (including those shelters that were flooded) and 305 latrines were damaged.”

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Heavy #Rain and #Floods in #Huánuco and #SanMartin Regions, #Peru

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National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI) in Peru reports that heavy rain and floods since 06 December have affected parts of Huánuco and San Martin Regions. Homes, schools, roads and bridges have been damaged or destroyed.

On 06 December, floods struck in the district of Yuyapichis, Puerto Inca Province, after the Pachitea River broke its banks, damaging around 50 homes

Flooding was also reported in the district and province of Huacaybamba after heavy rainfall on 10 December. Homes, a health centre and schools were flooded, with around 100 people affected.

Further heavy rainfall caused flooding in several parts of Marañón Province from 12 December. Around 50 homes were flooded in the district of San Buenaventura. In Cholón district, the Camote River broke its banks, damaging around 50 homes and destroying a bridge. Homes, schools and public buildings were also damaged in the district of Santa Rosa de Alto Yanajanca after the Sallasta River overflowed.

Heavy rainfall in the early hours of 12 December caused the Chontayacu river to overflow in the district of Uchiza, province of Tocache, damaging homes, roads and a bridge.

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Thousands Affected by #Landslides in Western Region of #Uganda

Landslides in Bundibugyo district in Western Region, Uganda, November 2019. Photo; Uganda Red Cross

Landslides in Bundibugyo district in Western Uganda have affected around 4,000 people and destroyed almost 350 homes.

Landslides have affected the district since mid-November. On 13 November, Uganda Red Cross said areas of Bundibugyo Town council as well as Tokwe, Bukonzo and Busaru sub-counties were all affected.

Recent reports from Uganda media said say that 349 homes have been destroyed and 4,000 people affected. According to the reports, the worst hit areas are Bundimulinga and Hikitara villages in Tokwe sub-county, Hamutoma, Humya villages in Bundibugyo and Buhundu in Bukonzo sub-county.

Affected communities are in need of shelter, wash facilities, food and other supplies, according to the Red Cross.

Roads have been cut and several bridges in the affected area destroyed, disrupting the transport network. Crops have also suffered damage.

At least 3 people died in nearby Kasese District, Western Region, after a house collapsed due to a landslide that occurred after a heavy on 30 October, 2019.

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50,000 Affected by #Floods in North and Central Provinces of #Congo Republic

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The World Food Program (WFP) reports that flooding has affected around 50,000 people in parts of the Republic of the Congo, also called Congo-Brazzaville.

Flooding began around the end of October. Media reported that thousands of houses and other buildings including schools have been severely damaged or washed away. Roads and infrastructure also suffered damage. According to local media, wide areas of crops have been destroyed causing concern about food shortages.

Much of the flooding has occurred in low-lying areas along the Ubangi river (also known as Oubangui) in the northern departments of Likouala and Cuvette, and where the Ubangi and Congo rivers meet in the central Plateaux department.

Flood water reached roof level in some areas and residents have moved to higher ground. A state of natural disaster has been confirmed by the Congo-Brazzaville government.

Levels of the Ubangi river upstream from Congo-Brazzaville have been high for several weeks now. In late October the river broke its banks flooding wide areas of Central African Republic. By mid-November around 60,000 people had been affected.

Around 40,000 people were displaced by flood waters from the river in Sud-Ubangi and Nord-Ubangi provinces in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Houses Destroyed, Thousands Evacuate After #Rain From #Storm #Kalmaegi# #Ramon in the #Philippines

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi, Philippines, November 2019. Image: JTWC

Disaster authorities in the Philippines report that heavy rain from Tropical Storm ‘Kalmaegi’ (known in the Philippines as Ramon), has caused flooding in Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Nord and Camarines Sur provinces in Bicol Region.

As of 17 November the centre of the storm was the was estimated at 415 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, moving slowly northwestwards. Heavy rain was reported in Bicol region in the southern part of Luzon Island.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines reported flooding in Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Nord and Camarines Sur provinces in Bicol Region.

Almost 3,200 people have been affected (around 2,00 in Camarines Sur and 1,000 in Albay). Seven houses were completely destroyed in flooding in Pasacao and Tinambac in Camarines Sur, with a further 9 houses and 3 roads damaged.

At one point over 2,000 people were displaced and staying in evacuation centres. As of 16 November that number had fallen to 800. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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