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3 Dead, Hundreds Displaced After #Floods and #Landslides in #SriLanka

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At least 3 people have died after heavy rain triggered a landslide in the Central Province of Sri Lanka.

The landslide occurred in Walapane, about 17 km north east of the city of Nuwara Eliya, on 30 November, 2019. One person is thought to be missing.

Sri Lanka’s Disaster Management Centre (DMC) says that stormy weather and heavy rain has been affecting wide areas of the country over the last few days.

Around 9 locations in the country recorded more than 100mm of rain in 24 hours to 01 December, 2019. Periya Pandivirichchan in Vavuniya district recorded 238mm and Yodha Wewa in Mannar District recorded 231 mm of rain during the same period. Further heavy rain of up to 150mm is likely, according to Sri Lanka’s Department of Meteorology. Strong winds of up to 80 km/h are also possible.

According to DMC over 4,100 people have been affected by the weather, in particular in Batticaloa and Ampara in Eastern Province. and Mannar in Northern Province. Almost 570 people have moved to safe locations after flooding in Batticaloa District.

Power supply has been cut to around 5,000 people after strong winds downed cable across the country. Roads have been blocked at several locations due to landslides or flooding.

Sri Lanka’s Irrigation Department said that the flood gates of at least 10 reservoirs have been opened.

DMC has urged the public to pay close attention to the weather forecasts and to be vigilant about the disasters in the area to minimize the damages caused by inclement weather.

Heavy rain has also been reported in southern states of India, including Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Heavy #Rain and Deadly #Floods in #Chihuahua and #Sinaloa, #Mexico

Flooding in Chihuahua, Mexico, 28 November 2019. Photo: Government of Chihuahua

Heavy rain has affected parts of northern Mexico over the last few days, with severe flooding reported in the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua. Sonora and Baja California states were also affected.

One person died after being swept away by flash floods in the municipality of Guadalupe y Calvo, Chihuahua on 28 November, 2019.

The state government said it will request an Emergency and Natural Disaster Declaration for severe rains in 14 municipalities. As much as 141mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 28 November in Urique, which along with the municipalities of Batopilas, Chínipas and Morelos, was among the worst affected areas. According to Chihuahua Civil Protection, around 200 people were evacuated after floods and landslides in Batopilas, Chínipas and Urique municipalities.

In Sinaloa the governor, Quirino Ordaz Coppel requested a state of emergency for the municipalities of Culiacán, Elota, San Ignacio and Mazatlán. Schools have been closed across the state. Over 50 people were evacuated in Coyotitán in San Ignacio.

Flooding caused severe damage in the city of Mazatlán, with streets flooded to roof height of vehicles. Roads in the area, including the Mazatlán-Culiacán highway, have been closed. Mazatlán recorded 195mm of rain in 24 hours to 29 November.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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#Floods Displaced Over 2,000 in #Terengganu, #Malaysia

Flood rescues and evacuations in Terengganu, Malaysia, November 2019. Photo: Government of Malaysia

Flooding in Terengganu State in eastern Peninsular Malaysia has displaced over 2,000 people according to disaster agencies.

Floods hit the area after heavy rainfall from 27 November. Parts of Besut District recorded as much as 400mm of rain in 24 hours on 29 November. The Besut river in the district exceeded danger levels on 29 November, standing at 35.20 metres (danger mark is 35m) near Keruak. The Dungun in Kuala Jengal was also above the danger mark (21 metres), standing at 22.45 metres as of 30 November, 2019.

A total of 2,296 people from 648 families have been evacuated to relief centres in the districts of Besut (1,148 people), Setiu (553), Hulu Terengganu (112) and Dungun (483).

They are being given temporary shelter at 40 flood relief centres which have been opened in four districts, with 21 of the centres in Besut.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

https://tinyurl.com/v3nvojj

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.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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Over 100 Dead, 18,000 Displaced After Recent #Floods and #Landslides in #Kenya

Floods have blocked roads in floods Tana River County, Kenya, October 2019. Photo: Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS)

Flooding in Kenya has affected more than 160,000 people since the onset of the short rains in October, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

At least 120 people have reportedly died, including dozens who lost their lives after a landslide in West Pokot County on 23 November.

KRCS said that nearly 18,000 who are displaced countrywide, including 10,000 in West Pokot County. According to Kenyan government, 16,000 houses have been destroyed across the country.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) reports that flash and riverine floods have affected at least 31 of the 47 Kenya’s counties, including in Central, Coastal, Eastern, Northern, Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western regions, and urban areas in Nairobi and Mombasa, according to the Government’s National Disaster Operation Centre (NDOC).

Landslides and mudslides have been reported in Meru, Murang’a, Taita Taveta and West Pokot counties, according to the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

Infrastructure including roads and bridges has been damaged, hampering effective humanitarian response efforts in affected areas. UN OCHA said: “Sections of roads and bridges have been cut-off, paralyzing transport and humanitarian access in Embu, Garissa, Isiolo, Kwale, Lamu, Machakos, Makueni, Mandera, Marsabit, Meru, Mombasa, Samburu, Taita Taveta, Tana River, Trans Nzoia, Turkana and Samburu counties. The Gurdis and Botula dams in Banisain Mandera County broke their walls or banks and require urgent repairs.”

Recent flooding has been reported in Bute and Gurar in Wajir County, where around 5,000 people have been displaced.

Flooding also affected over 3,000 people in Garissa and Tana River counties after heavy rains on 22 and 23 November led to massive flooding in the area, exacerbated by the bursting of Tana River. In Meru County at least 550 people were reportedly displaced in Tigania.

According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, heavy rains are expected to continue across the country over the next few weeks, mainly due to the positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) measurements.

Flood alerts have been issued especially for Coastal, Northern and Western regions of the country, with the risk of landslides and mudslides expected in parts of the Central Highlands and parts of the Rift Valley, including West Pokot, Elgeyo Marakwet and Nandi counties.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

https://tinyurl.com/v7nz95p

MAJOR #EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 6.0 #CRETE, #GREECE


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Depth: 65 km

Distances: 266 km S of Athens, Greece / pop: 730,000 / local time: 09:23:40.3 2019-11-27

182 km W of Irákleion, Greece / pop: 138,000 / local time: 09:23:40.3 2019-11-27
78 km W of Chaniá, Greece / pop: 54,600 / local time: 09:23:40.3 2019-11-27
43 km NW of Plátanos, Greece / pop: 1,100 / local time: 09:23:40.3 2019-11-27

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4 Dead as #Storms and #Flooding Hit #Italy and #Greece

Severe Flood Warning

Greece
Parts of Greece have seen torrential rain, strong winds and stormy seas since 24 November, 2019. Two people died after strong winds and stormy seas capsized a moored boat in Antirio.

Heavy rain caused flash flooding and landslides in Kineta, west of the capital Athens. The Fire Department say they received 47 calls for the Kineta area including 27 rescues. Parts of the surrounding road network were blocked.

Further north, around 6 buildings were damaged after flooding in Katerini in Pieria. The Fire Department also attended flood incidents in areas around ​​Ierissos, Halkidiki and Thassos.

Flooding was also reported on some of the country’s islands, in particular Rhodes on 25 November. One person was found dead in a flooded building, 6 people were rescued and 7 others evacuated. The Fire Department received 190 calls for assistance, mainly for the areas in the north of the island including Ialyssos, Kremasti and the city of Rhodes. Greek Civil Protection have since declared a state of emergency for the island.

Italy
In Italy, part of a motorway viaduct near Savona in Liguria Region was washed away by a landslide and flood waters. The rain has caused numerous other landslides across the region, prompting around 100 evacuations.

In Piedmont Region, one person died after a vehicle was swept away by flood waters from the overflowing Bormida River in Sezzadio Municipality, Alessandria Province. Two others survived. Around 200 people were evacuated after flooding in the province, with around 160 others were left isolated.

In the Lombardy Region, the River Ticino burst its banks causing flooding in the of Pavia, prompting flood rescues.

Heavy snowfall and avalanches have also caused major problems in the north of the country. Around 500 people were evacuated in the Aosta Valley Region.

Meanwhile Venice has suffered yet further flooding from high tides, known as acqua alta. Peak tide level reached 1.3 metres on 24 November, prompting authorities to close some buildings. The city has been regularly flooded by high tides since mid-November.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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MAJOR #EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE 6.4 #ADRIATIC SEA

 

 
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Depth: 10 km
Distances: 34 km NW of Tirana, Albania / pop: 375,000 / local time: 03:54:11.3 2019-11-26

16 km NW of Shijak, Albania / pop: 14,200 / local time: 03:54:11.3 2019-11-26

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