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

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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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#Storms Turn Deadly, Worst #Flooding in 50 Years in #Venice, #Italy

Floods in Venice, 12 November 2019. Photo: Commune of Venice

Severe weather has affected wide areas of Italy since 11 November has caused the worst flooding in 50 years in southern regions.

Strong winds, heavy rain and seasonal high tides in Venice combined with trigger worst flooding in over 50 years.

Late on 12 November, 2019, the high tide reached 1.87 meters, just below the record 1.94m set in 1996.

Widespread damage was reported to boats and buildings. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro estimated that the costs will run into several hundred million euros. Local authorities called for state of emergency

Firefighters carried out over 400 interventions in electrical fields. Several people were rescued by the Coast Guard. Local media have blamed 2 deaths on the severe weather. Both fatalities occurred on the island of Pellestrina.

Firefighters and rescue teams carried out 280 interventions in South Tyrol (South Tyrol) after strong winds and heavy snowfall of 40cm. As many as 15,000 people were left without power. Some flooding was reported in the city of Bolzano.

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Deadly Flash #Floods in North #Algeria

Flash floods in Bouzeguene, Algeria 12 November 2019. Photo: Civil Protection Algeria

At least 1 person has died and 3 were rescued after flash floods in Algeria on 12 November.

Severe weather affected wide areas of the country from 11 November, brought by a storm system informally named ‘Medicane Trudy’.

Strong winds with gusts of 90 km/h, storm surge and high waves were reported along the Algerian coast. An orange alert was issued by for several provinces including M’Sila, Batna, Khenchela, Biskra, Bejaia, Jijel, Skikda, Annaba and El Tarf.

A snowstorm was reported in Sidi Bel Abbès province on 11 November. Military personnel were deployed to assist the local community, Algeria Press Service reported.

Heavy rain caused flash flooding in Tizi Ouzou Province. According to WMO figures, 104mm of rain fell in Tizi Ouzou in 24 hours to 12 November. Civil Protection said that a car was swept off the road in Bouzeguene. The body of a victim was found later. Three people survived.

Civil Protection also reported 1 buildings collapsed in Algiers Province. No fatalities were reported. It is not clear if the building collapsed as a result of the severe weather.

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Hundreds of #cattle dead due to #storm in #Almeria, #Spain

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The sub-delegate of the Government in Almeria, Manuel de la Fuente , has toured on Tuesday the municipalities of the Almanzora region most affected by the floods and has seen ‘in situ’, accompanied by the mayors, the “huge damage caused by torrential rains “.

As the agency has indicated in a note, it is the third visit made by De la Fuente to the areas most affected by the passage of DANA, after those already made on Friday, first to Níjar and then to Huércal-Overa and Pulpí.

The damage check has started early in the morning in Cantoria, where about 110 liters per square meter of water fell in just two hours. In the La Hojilla ravine, which joins Cantoria with the district of La Hoya, the water reached about two meters high and caused the breakage of the road and the concrete chains of the bridge.

Likewise, the passage to the hamlet of El Faz , where some 200 neighbors live , remains cut . The water pipe has also damaged the crossing bridge over the Almanzora River, between the towns of Cantoria and Almanzora. In this place, the water exceeded four meters high in the riverbed and rose above two meters on the road. The City Council, chaired by Purificación Sánchez, is still estimating the damages suffered.

In Arboleas , the most important destruction caused by the flood was the rupture of the potable water supply pipes to the neighborhoods of El Rincón, La Cinta and Tahullas, where around 600 neighbors reside, a problem that, today, It has already been resolved, as highlighted by the mayor, Cristóbal García. The rain has also caused numerous landslides on municipal roads to access slums.

The next municipality has been Armuña del Almanzora . There, the sub-delegate has traveled with his mayor, José Berruezo, part of the rural roads flooded by the rain, which has also caused serious damage to different ramblas and in the water supply network of the municipality. This noon, city hall machinery worked piece by piece to repair the supply as soon as possible.

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Homes Damaged After #Floods From #Storm #Lorenzo in #Ireland

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Storm Lorenzo brought heavy rain and high winds to parts of North Western Ireland from late 03 October, 2019.

Met Éireann said that some areas of north west Ireland saw between 50mm and 100mm of rain between 02 and 03 October, 2019.

The heavy rain increased levels of the River Eske in Donegal town, prompting intensive efforts by the emergency services to pump water from affected areas. Media reported that around 40 homes were flooded.

Lornezo also brought strong winds, with gusts of over 80 km/h. At the height of the storm, almost 20,000 homes across the Republic of Ireland were without power.

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