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Hundreds #Homeless After #Floods in Eastern and Western Regions, #Uganda

Homes were destroyed after floods in Eastern Region of Uganda, October 2019. Photo: Uganda Red Cross

More flooding has affected the Eastern Region of Uganda, leaving hundreds homeless. This is the third spate of flooding and rain-related disasters since June this year.

Heavy rain in Western Region last week destroyed homes and left at least 3 people dead in Kasese district.

Flooding in Eastern Region began around 18 October after a period of heavy rain. The situation was worsened by the overflowing Manafwa river.

According to the Uganda Red Cross, homes have been damaged and some completely destroyed affecting around 650 households in the district of Butaleja and around 300 households in Bulambuli. The districts of Bududa and Sironko have also been affected.

Irene Nakasiita, Spokesperson for Uganda Red Cross said flooding has left “roads cut off, bridges submerged, some washed away, over 100 houses collapsed, crops and other sources of livelihood destroyed.”

Deadly flooding and landslides hit Bulambuli district in August 2019. Earlier in the year at least 5 people died after heavy rain triggered landslides in Eastern Region in June.

Meanwhile in the country’s Western Region, local media reported that 3 people died after heavy rain in the district of Kasese on 13 October, 2019. Homes were destroyed leaving many families to take shelter in a church.

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Hundreds of Homes Damaged After #Floods and #Landslides in #Guatemala

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Guatemala’s National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) reported on 17 October severe weather, including heavy rain, floods and landslides, had affected several departments of the country, with Sololá, Sacatepéquez, Retalhuleu and Escuintla among the worst hit.

Currently a spate of severe weather including heavy rain, has affected wide areas of Central America, including El Salvador and Honduras and Nicaragua .

In Guatemala, CONRED reported that one person died and 2 were injured after a landslide in Sacatepéquez Municipality in Sacatepéquez Department destroyed 2 homes.

Floods in Nueva Concepción, Escuintla, damaged around 300 homes and affected 1,500 people. The overflow of the Peraz River in San Andrés Villa Seca, Retalhuleu, damaged over 20 homes.

Landslides in areas near Semetabaj and Panajachel in Sololá have led to the closure of major roads, severely disrupting traffic.

The Guatemalan Red Cross has been assisting victims in affected areas of Escuintla, Suchitepéquez and Retalhuleu departments.

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#Ethiopia #landslide kills 22 amid fears of more destruction

Rescuers at the site of the landslideRescuers at the site of the landslide15.10.19 Landslide in Ethiopia

At least 22 people were killed in a landslide in Ethiopia after heavy rains pounded the southern region on Sunday.

The disaster in Konta district, Dawro Zone, saw waves of mud destroy five homes, killing residents and animals, a local official told the BBC.

“Thirteen of the victims are women,’’ said Fasika Mulugeta, a communication officer.

Local media are reporting that a policeman and his family are among those killed.

An operation to retrieve the bodies is under way with rescuers using an excavator to dig through the mud. Seventeen bodies have been recovered so far, according to Mr Mulugeta.

He has asked the federal and state governments to intervene.

Local officials fear more incidents will happen if the rains continue.

Last month, seven people were killed in the area after heavy rain triggered a landslide, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. Five of them were family members.

Courtesy of BBC News

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Flash #floods, #landslide and fallen #trees in parts of #Malaysia

Apart from landslides and fallen trees, several areas around the capital were hit by flash floods, following heavy downpour this afternoon.

The Kuala Lumpur Operations Movement Centre in a statement informed that the areas affected by the flash floods were Kampung Segambut Indah, Kampung Sungai Penchala and the Central Market surrounding area heading towards Brickfields.

It was also reported that the there was a 12-square-metre landslide at the Kemas Training Institute, Jalan Syed Putra Road following a collapse of a 10-meter-long retaining wall.

In the meantime, six incidents of fallen trees were reported at Jalan Segambut, Taman Sejahtera, Taman Sri Delima, Taman Sri Segambut, Taman Niaga Waris and at Shell oil station, Taman Desa here.

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Monster #Typhoon #Hagibis claims first victim as #Tokyo braced for #Japan’s worst #storm in 60 years

Monster Typhoon Hagibis claims first victim as Tokyo braced for Japan’s worst storm in 60 years (PHOTOS)

A car is overturned in Chiba Prefecture near Tokyo, Japan, on October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press

More than 1.6 million people have been ordered to evacuate as Japan gears up for potentially record breaking wind and rain as Typhoon Hagibis claims its first victim before even making landfall.

Winds are set to reach 216km/h (134mph) and trigger floods and landslides when the monster storm barrels into central or eastern Japan on Saturday, the country’s Meteorological Agency has warned.


Chiba October 12. © Xinhua/Deng Min via Global Look Press

The sky turned a dark shade of purple on Saturday evening and residents shared striking images of the startling specticle on their social media platforms.

Ahead of the massive storm crashing into the main island of Honshu, it already claimed its first victim as a man was killed when a vehicle toppled over in heavy winds in Chiba, east of Tokyo, NHK News reports.

Hagibis is forecast to be the first storm rated “very strong” to hit Honshu since the category system was introduced in 1991. The Meteorological Agency said it could bring record rainfall on a par with a deadly typhoon in 1958 that triggered mudslides in Kanto and flooded the Kano River in Shizuoka Prefecture, leaving 888 dead and 381 missing, AFP reports.

Tens of thousands of homes are already without power and transport systems, factories and shops have been shut down. The typhoon has also disrupted the Japanese Grand Prix, forced the cancellation of two Rugby World Cup matches and grounded more than 1,600 flights.

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Deadly Flash #Floods in South #Iran

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At least 5 people have died and over 100 displaced after heavy rain caused flash floods in Iran.

A period of heavy rain from 01 to 04 October 2019 caused flooding in provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, South Khorasan, Fars and Hormozgan.

Iranian Red Crescent (IRCS) relief teams have distributed tents, blankets, canned food and washing sets among the flood-affected people. IRCS said they have provided assistance to 300 people who were affected by flood and provided emergency sheltering for 137 people. Relief operation continues in Sistan and Baluchestan.

According to IRCS, 5 people died in two separate incidents in the province of Hormozgan when vehicles were swept away by flood waters.

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#Floods Hit Southern and Central Areas in #Yemen

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Thunderstorms, heavy rain and flooding caused material damages in 5 governorates of Yemen over the past week.

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) reported on 03 October that a total of 2,775 families have been affected by the floods in southern areas of the country since 27 September. As many as 1,329 families were affected in Lahj, 900 families in Aden, 508 in Abyan and 38 in Hadramaut.

Serious damage to camps for internally displaced people (IDP sites) was reported in Aden City, Tuban in Lahj Governorate and Khanfir in Abyan District.

Yemen Meteorological Services reported that 71mm of rain fell in Aden in 24 hours to 28 September, 2019.

Central areas of Yemen were also affected by the severe weather from 28 September. Around 59 families were affected in Marib City in Marib governorate and 190 families in Wusab As Safil District in Dhamar.

In addition, on 01 October heavy rains and floods hit Abs and Aslem districts in Hajjah Governorate and Az Zuhra and Bayt Al Faqiah districts in Al Hudaydah Governorate.

Humanitarian partners are mobilizing efforts to assess needs.

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Torrential #Rain From #Typhoon #Mitag Causes Deadly #Floods and #Landslides in South #Korea

South Korea Flooding 03.10.2019

Disaster authorities in South Korea reported late (local time) on 03 October 2019 that 10 people have now died as result of Typhoon Mitag.

The fatalities occurred Seongju (1), Yeongdeok (1), Pohang (2), Uljin (2), Samcheok (1), Gangneung (1) and Busan (2). The deaths occurred as a result of flooding or landslides triggered by the heavy rain or floods. At least 4 people are still missing; 1 in Pohang, 2 in Busan and 1 in Uljin.

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Thousands Displaced by #Floods in #Dakar and #Kaolack Regions, #Senegal

Floods in Senegal, September 2019. Photo: Senegal Red Cross

The International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) reported on 02 October, 2019, that over almost 9,000 people have been affected and around 4,500 displaced by flooding and heavy rain in Senegal.

IFRC said that heavy rainfall from 10 to 17 September caused extensive damages in Rufisque and Guédiawaye departments in Dakar Region and Kaolack department in Kaolack Region

Six deaths were reported in Dakar Region, where 4 died as a result of lightning strikes and 2 from drowning in flood waters. Almost 50 people were also injured.

According to IFRC figures, a total of 500 households (around 4,500 people) have been displaced, including 136 households in Kaolack Region and 364 households in Dakar Region.

Furthermore, the flooding has led to widespread destruction of livelihoods, as farms fields have been washed away.

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