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Deadly #FlashFloods in #Luanda, #Angola

Severe Flood Warning

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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Disaster Authorities Respond to #Floods and #Landslides in #Peru


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Disaster authorities in Peru are responding to incidents of flooding and landslides caused by heavy rain over the last 7 days.

On 28 December heavy rain in Junín department triggered a landslide in Ahuac district, destroying 19 homes and damaging over 30 others. At least person was injured but there were no reports of fatalities.

Flooding was reported in the the department of Cajamarca. Two homes were destroyed, 17 damaged and around 60 people affected by floods in Cajabamba province on 29 December. Around the same time flooding in Gregorio Pita district in San Marcos province destroyed 2 houses and left 6 people homeless.

Heavy rainfall overnight 29 to 30 December caused a landslide in Pataz district in La Libertad Department damaging 3 homes.

Peru’s Civil Defense (National Institute of Civil Defense – Indeci) has activated contingency plans in Piura Department after flooding and heavy rain on 29 December 2019. Indeci reported that flooding in the districts of Piura, Catacaos, Cura Mori, Castilla, La Arena, Tambo Grande and Twenty Six of October. Teams working with motorized pumping equipment have been deployed to the area. Roads have been blocked and some houses damaged, although authorities are yet to fully assess the damage.

Disaster authorities pre-emptively declared a state of emergency in several districts in Huánuco, Junín, La Libertad, Pasco and San Martín Departments on 24 December.

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Homes Destroyed, 5 Missing After Flash Floods in North Sumatra, Indonesia

Floods North Labuhan Batu Regency, North Sumatra, Indonesia 29 December 2019. Photo: BNPB

At least 5 people are missing after flash floods in North Labuhan Batu Regency, North Sumatra province, Indonesia.

Flooding hit the villages of Pematang and Hatapang in North Labuhan Batu Regency on 29 December, 2019.

It is thought that the 5 missing are all from the same family. The disaster occurred when their home in Pematang was swept away by the flooding. In total the floods destroyed 9 houses and damaged 17 others, according to disaster authorities. Some residents have been evacuated to safer ground. Bridges were also destroyed, leaving communities isolated, in particular in the village of Hatapang.

Search and rescue operations involving military, police and disaster authorities are underway. Military personnel and heavy machinery equipment have been deployed to help relief efforts, including opening access to isolated areas.

Indonesia’s Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has forecast moderate to heavy rainfall in the region for the coming days.

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#Floods and #Landslides Leave 6 Dead in #Riau Province, #Indonesia

State Of Emergency

At least 6 people have died in Indonesia‘s Riau Province after heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides over the last few days.

Days of heavy rain caused several rivers to overflow. Antara news agency, quoting Riau disaster officials, reported flooding in the regencies (districts) of Rokan Hulu, Kampar, Pelalawan, Kuantan Singingi, Indragiri Hulu and Rokan Hilir. Almost 9,000 houses in over 200 villages have been damaged and over 60,000 people from over 25,000 families have been affected.

Flood victims were mostly in Kuantan Singingi regency (9,065 families) followed by Kampar (8,350 families), Rokan Hulu (3,041 families), Pelalawan (389 families), Indragiri Hulu (2,509 families), and Rokan Hilir (1,780 families).

Three people died in floods and 2 others in landslides in Rokan Hulu. One other fatality was reported as a result of flooding in Kuantan Singingi.

The Riau provincial administration has declared a state of emergency lasting until 31 December, 2019.

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Thousands Displaced After Second Wave of #Floods in #Malaysia and #Thailand

Flood Alert

Thousands of people have been displaced by a second wave of flooding in Peninsular Malaysia. Parts of neighbouring Thailand have also been affected. Meanwhile more flooding in East Malaysia has prompted evacuations in the state of Sabah on the island of Borneo.

A second wave of flooding has affected parts of Peninsular Malaysia, just a few days after many had returned home from flooding that began in early December, when 2 people died and 15,000 were displaced.

As of 20 December 2,058 people had moved from their homes to evacuation centres in Pasir Mas and Jeli. Dozens of villages are under flood water as deep as 1.5 metres. Local observers reported that the flooding was sudden and flood waters rose rapidly.

The Golok river in Pasir Mas has exceeded danger levels, standing at 10.32 (danger is 9m) as of 20 December. Tanah Merah district recorded 288mm of rain in 24 hours on 18 December. Kampung Air Bol in Jeli recorded 186mm during the same period.

In the neighbouring of Pahang, around 316 people have been displaced by flooding in Temerloh district. The Pahang river in Temerloh reached 29.72 metres on 18 December, above alert level of 29 metres.

Flooding has also affected Yala and Narathiwat provinces in southern Thailand.

In Narathiwat floods affected over 60,000 people in Sukhirin, Si Sakhon, Waeng, Rueso, Ra-ngae and Su-ngai Kolok districts, according to Thailand’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. Around 250 people were evacuated. This is the second wave of flooding in the last few weeks. Flooding in late November affected over 60,000 in the province.

In Yala province, flooding was reported in the districts of Yaha, Bannang Sata, Krong Pinang and Raman in. Around 6,000 people have been affected and roads have been cut. As many as 200 people have evacuated their homes along the Sai Buri River after the river broke its banks.

Meanwhile in East Malaysia, further flooding has affected parts of Sabah State, where around 800 people have moved to evacuation centres in Tenom district. Some evacuations were also reported in Beaufort and Keningau.

Flooding in Sabah state earlier this month prompted around 300 people to evacuate.

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