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Thousands Evacuate After Second Wave of #Floods in #Johor, #Malaysia


A second wave of floods has hit parts of Johor State in Malaysia. Disaster authorities said on 15 December, 2019 that 3,835 residents had been evacuated.

Over 50 shelters have been set up to house those displaced. The worst affected district was Mersing with 1,262 evacuees, followed by Kota Tinggi with 1,071 and Kluang with 1,053 people displaced.

The districts of Segamat (342 displaced), Kulai (80), Muar (21), and Batu Pahat (s(6) have also been affected.

Endau in Mersing District recorded 396mm of rain in 24 hours to 14 December. Simpang Renggam in Kluang District recorded 127mm of rain in the same period. Levels of the Benut river in the district have exceeded the danger mark (17.4 metres), standing at 17.43 metres as of 15 December.

Areas of the state, in particular Kota Tinggi, were affected by flooding just a week ago when around 700 people were evacuated.

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More #Floods After #Storm Hits South and West, #France

France Floods 15.12.2019

A powerful storm hit parts of southern and western France late on 12 December. Winds of up to 174 km/h caused major damages. Heavy rain and flooding was reported in some areas. At least 2 people have died and thousands left without power.

One person was swept away by flood waters in Espeins in the Lot-et-Garonne Department. The department was placed under red alert for floods after the Garonne river rose rapidly. Government of the department said that as of 15 December, at least 35 people have been evacuated, 17 rescued and dozens of roads closed.

Heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides that cut road access to Gourette and Artouste in the Pyrénées mountains.

Pre-emptive evacuations were carried out in Landes on 13 December after the Gaves de Pau and Oloron rivers threatened to overflow.

One other person died and 5 others were injured as a result of wind damage.

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Deadly #Floods in Central #Sulawesi, #Indonesia

BNPB officials visited flood-hit areas of Solok, where 50 homes were damaged and 2 people died. Photo: BNPB

Disaster authorities in Indonesia report that flooding has affected parts of West Sumatra and Central Sulawesi provinces over the last few days.

In West Sumatra, flash floods hit South Solok Regency on 12 December, 2019, inundating around 1,000 homes. At least 5,000 people have been displaced. Some areas were reportedly under 1.2 metres of flood water.

Meanwhile in Central Sulawesi, at least 2 people died and 50 houses were severely damaged after flash floods hit several villages in Kulawi sub-district in Sigi regency late on 12 December, 2019.

Indonesia’s disaster agency BNPB said that 60 families have been displaced and over 700 people affected. Residents have suffered material losses. Seven houses were severely damaged and 1 church was flooded.

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Depth: 20 km

Distances: 66 km SW of Davao, Philippines / pop: 1,213,000 / local time: 14:11:53.6 2019-12-15

39 km NE of Koronadal, Philippines / pop: 126,000 / local time: 14:11:53.6 2019-12-15
12 km SW of Dolo, Philippines / pop: 4,000 / local time: 14:11:53.6 2019-12-15

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

Severe Flood Warning

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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#Evacuations After Severe #Floods in South #Trinidad and #Tobago

Floods in Penal, South Trinidad, December 2019. Photo: PDRC

Days of heavy rain has caused flooding in parts of Trinidad.

Flooding was reported in Pernal, Debe, Barrackpore, Siparia an Princes Town. Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government said that communities in the Penal/Debe Regional Corporation (PDRC) had been worst affected. Schools have been closed in affected areas.

“At this time, 15 families have been evacuated. Shelters are open, however some roads remain impassable to low vehicles. Disaster Management officials are on the ground and continue to partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force to assist residents who are stranded. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers, trained by the Ministry in emergency response, have also participated in relief efforts,” the Ministry added.

Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said that Penal recorded 127.2mm of rain in 2 days.

The service issued several Yellow level flood warnings. However, warning have since been upgraded to the higher Orange level as flood waters are still rising in some areas.

Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said that the Caroni River was at maximum capacity and had overflowed onto its banks and some low lying surrounding areas. Local media said flooding in Siparia was caused by the overflowing Tunaco River. The flood situation has been compounded by the occurrence of spring tides.

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Flash #Floods After #Storm Dumps 120mm of #Rain in 1 Hour in #Queensland, #Australia


Severe weather impacted parts of south-east Queensland, Australia, from 12 to 13 December, 2019.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology reported rainfall rates of 120mm per hour in Southport, Queensland.

Cars were left submerged after streets flooded. Queensland Fire and Emergency responded to dozens of requests for assistance. Urban flooding was reported in Southport, along with Labrador, Biggera Waters and parts of northern Brisbane.

Thousands of homes in the Gold Coast were left without power during the storm.

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