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#Hawaii island gets over 2-feet of #rain in 48 hours causing #FlashFlooding

#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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1,200 Families Affected as #Rivers Overflow in #Chocó Department, #Colombia

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Local media in Colombia report that flooding from the Unguía river and its tributaries in Chocó Department has affected 1,200 families.

Flooding inundated areas of Unguía Municipality from 30 December, 2019. The town of Unguía is situated on the banks of the Unguía river. Media said at one point around 90% of the urban area was under water.

Also in northern Colombia, levels of the San Jorge river at Montelíbano in Córdoba Department are above danger levels. As of 07 January the river stood at 5.70 metres, where the red alert level (highest) is 4 metres.

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Two die in #flooded elevator as #downpours hit central #Israel, streets inundated

Divers seen inside a Tel Aviv building where a man and woman died Saturday due to the flooding of a basement level (Channel 13 screenshot)

Divers seen inside a Tel Aviv building where a man and woman died Saturday due to the flooding of a basement level (Channel 13 screenshot)

A man and a woman were killed in the basement level of a residential building in the south of Tel Aviv on Saturday, after becoming trapped in a flooded elevator during heavy storms. The two apparently drowned.

The 35-year-old man was rushed to hospital in critical condition after being extracted from the elevator by firefighters. Paramedics from the Magen David Adom ambulance service attempted to resuscitate him as he was taken to Sheba Medical Center in nearby Tel Hashomer. However, he later died.

The 30-year-old woman was brought out some time after the man in critical condition and medics made efforts to save her but were unsuccessful.

Officials said the elevator became stuck, possibly due to a power outage, and flooded with water.

Residents told Hebrew media they heard banging from the elevator and called police but that rescue services took between 30-60 minutes to arrive.

Alfred Jadid, the owner of the building, also accused the police and fire services of taking too long to respond.

“When I arrived the water had already reached the top,” he was quoted saying by the Ynet news site. “We tried to open the doors but were unable to.”

“They weren’t prepared for this,” he said of the rescue workers.

He also said residents of the building called police “maybe 100 times,” something denied by a police source, who told the news site only one call to the emergency hotline was recorded.

A diver from the fire services said the rescue mission was a particularly complicated one.

“The water was murky and dirty. We didn’t see anything,” he told Channel 12 news.

In a statement Saturday night Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “appalled by the tragic death of two Tel Aviv residents killed in the elevator disaster.

“I have spoken with the public security minister, the transportation minister the acting police chief and head of fire and rescue services to look into how this happened and how such disasters can be prevented in the future.”

In northern Israel, a man in his 70s died in the Haifa suburb of Kiryat Bialik after he was electrocuted by a heater in his home.

Parts of central Israel saw record rainfall, with massive downpours flooding streets and swelling rivers. According to Ynet, 71 millimeters (almost 3 inches) of rain fell in Tel Aviv over the course of a two-hour period.

The heavy rain fall caused extensive flooding.

Videos posted to social media saw streets in Tel Aviv and Jaffa flooded, with water reaching near the roofs of cars.

A 55-year-old woman was discovered in a pool of water on the city’s Hakhme Yisrael Boulevard. She was treated by paramedics and taken to hospital suffering from hypothermia but in stable condition.

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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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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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Situation Dire After Weeks of #Flooding in #Congo #Brazzaville

Severe Flood Warning

The UN says thousands of people are forced to sleep outside and are without clean drinking water after ongoing floods damaged homes and water points in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville).

According to a recent report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), flooding that began in OCtober this year has now affected 8 of the 12 departments in the Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville).

The departments affected are Likouala, Cuvette, Plateaux, Sengha, Kouilou, Niari, Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire.

At least 170,000 people have now been affected by floods in Likouala, Cuvette and Plateaux departments alone. The government declared a state of natural disaster and humanitarian emergency in the 3 departments on 19 November 2019.

Flooding was caused by the overflow of the Oubangui and Congo rivers. Hundreds of villages along the river have been affected, many of which are completely submerged. Flooding has damaged infrastructure and impeded access to food, water, education and health care. Homes, schools and health centres in affected areas are flooded and only accessible by boat.

UN OCHA said “most water points and sanitation facilities are no longer functioning. Affected communities do not have access to safe drinking water, and hygiene and sanitation products are scarce, exacerbating the risks of contamination and epidemics caused by water and mosquitoes (typhoid, cholera, malaria).

“The floods destroyed or damaged many houses in affected areas and most families sleep outside. These people need emergency shelter, insulation and essential non-food items (jerry cans, treated mosquito nets, mats, etc.).

“Significant crop and livestock losses have also been reported. Half of the crop areas are flooded, and unharvested production destroyed, including cassava fields, a staple food. The next harvest will not take place until the last quarter of 2020. Losses are also significant in the breeding and fishing sectors. Food reserves are already quickly running out.”

The UN recently reported that flooding in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo has affected around 600,000 people. Along Congo Brazzaville’s northern border, parts of Central African Republic have also been affected during the same period.

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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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