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Torrential #Rain Causes #FlashFloods and #Landslides in #Mersin, #Turkey

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Severe weather including strong winds, rain and snow has affected wide areas of Turkey over the last few days.

At least 2 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in the southern province of Mersin. Governor of the province, Ali İhsan Su, said in a statement that approximately 165mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Mersin. Heavy snow was also reported in higher elevations in the province.

Floodwaters inundated the districts of Mezitli, Yenişehir, Toroslar and Akdeniz. One person died in a vehicle trapped in flood waters in Mut district. Another victim died in the province after a landslide buried a house in Erdemli district.

At least 2 people died after severe floods hit Mersin in late December 2016, when over 140mm of rain fell in just 10 hours.

Heavy rain also triggered flooding in the neighbouring province of Antalya Province, where some homes were evacuated in Serik and Gazipaşa.

Strong winds and heavy rain battered Istanbul, causing traffic disruption and damaging over 100 buildings. The city government reported flooding in over 60 locations.

Winds reached over 104km/h and more than 110mm of rain fell in some parts of the city from 06 to 07 January, 2020.

The bad weather conditions also caused air travel delays after a plane skidded off the runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. All passengers were safely evacuated and there were no injuries reported.

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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 and #Landslides Hit Over 300 Families in #Huanuco, #Peru (Updated)

Peru - Heavy Rain and Floods in Huánuco and San Martin Regions

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (INDECI) has reported more flooding and landslides in Huanuco Department over the last few days, affecting a further 80 families.

Around 25 homes have been damaged and 25 families affected after a landslide and flooding in San Pablo de Pillao district, province of Huánuco, on 08 January, 2020. On the same day, flooding from the Pachitea River damaged around 30 homes and affected over 50 families in the district of Tournavista, Puerto Inca Province. The overflowing Pachitea river had previously flooded parts of Yuyapichis District.

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#Floods Leave 47 Dead in #Jakarta, #Indonesia

Thousands have been displaced after massive flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, 01 January 2020. Photo; BNPB

Disaster authorities report that, as of 04 January 2020, a total of 53 people have now died in flooding and landslides in Greater Jakarta since disaster first struck on 01 January, 2020. Also as of 04 January, 173,000 people had been displaced from their homes, according to AHA Centre.

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

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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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Flash #Floods Hit Southern #England, #UK

Floods in Hayle, Cornwall, December 2019. Photo: Photo: St Ives Community Fire Station

Further heavy rain from 19 to 20 December flooded roads in parts of South East England. Heavy rain also triggered landslips along railway lines, severely disrupting train services, according to BBC reports.

Flooding caused chaos on roads in Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk in East England. Parts of the M23 motorway near Crawley were closed, disrupting traffic to Gatwick Airport.

Drivers were rescued from flood waters near Bishop’s Stortford, Essex, and also in Suffolk, West Sussex and Kent. The small town of Edenbridge in Kent was flooded after the River Eden burst its banks.

Heavy rain and strong winds hit parts of southern England from 18 to 19 December, 2019, causing flash flooding which damaged homes and disrupted transport.

The worst hit area was Hayle in Cornwall, where as many as 50 homes and businesses were flooded. Cornwall Fire and Rescue were called in to help pump flooded areas.

A major road near Hayle was closed due to flooding, prompting Devon and Cornwall Police to declare a major incident. Several vehicles were stranded in the flood water. The road has since re-opened.

Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Due to recent heavy rain there is localised flooding across Devon and Cornwall making a number of roads impassable. Stay safe, drive with extra care, take notice of road closure signs and avoid driving into standing water at all times.”

Roads were also flooded near Dorchester in Dorset. Rail travel was disrupted after flooding near Southampton blocked railway lines and heavy rain triggered a landslip blocking railway tracks in Liss, Hampshire.

The UK’s Met Office has issued Yellow Level warnings for rain in parts of southern and eastern England until 22 December. As of 20 December there were 47 flood warnings and 194 flood alerts in place across England, mostly in the south and west.

Meanwhile media in Ireland reported that a storm, named Storm Elsa, caused flooding on the west coast late on 18 December, 2109. Storm surge, high waves combined with a high tide swamped parts of Galway City, including Salthill, The Spanish Arch and The Galway Docks. Dozens of cars were damaged.

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Deadly #Floods and #Landslides in #Morona #Santiago Province, #Ecuador

Aftermath of a landslide in Limon Indanza Canton, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador, November 2018. Photo: Risk Management Secretariat

Heavy rainfall in south east Ecuador has caused flooding and landslides in Morona-Santiago Province.

According to Ecuador’s National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE), the worst affected area is the canton of Limón Indanza Canton after heavy rain from 08 December, 2019.

Houses were destroyed by landslides or swept away by flash flooding, according to local media reports . At least one person died when a landslide buried a home. More are feared missing and search operations are ongoing, according to SNGRE. Drinking water supply was interrupted for several days.

At least 9 people died in landslides in Limón Indanza Canton, Morona-Santiago Province in November last year .

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At Least 16 Killed in #Floods and #Landslides in Western Region, #Uganda

Landslides and floods in Bundibugyo District, Western Uganda, December 2019. Photo: Uganda Red Cross

At least 16 people have died and others are missing after flash flooding and landslides in mountainous areas of Bundibugyo district, Western Uganda on 07 December.

At least 16 people have died and others are missing after flash flooding and landslides in mountainous areas of Bundibugyo district, Western Uganda on 07 December.

Government officials said 12 bodies have been recovered, but many more are feared missing. Red Cross later reported 16 bodies had been recovered.

Uganda Red Cross said: “Our team continues to recover more bodies including some that are trapped by cocoa trees in Bundibugyo hills. It is a very devastating moment. We have deployed a Psycho Social Support team to offer emotional support to those affected.”

Local media report that around 30 homes have been destroyed.

Images shared on Social Media showed houses destroyed or damaged in the town of Kirindi in Busaru Sub County, Bundibugyo District. Affected areas were covered in rocks, mud and flood debris. Uganda Red Cross said Kirinid is among the worst hit areas.

Landslides and floods in Bundibugyo district during November affected around 4,000 people and destroyed almost 350 homes.

The flooding in Western Region follows similar devastating floods and landslides in Bududa and Sironko Districts in Eastern Region on 03 December, 2019.

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