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4 Dead After #Storms and #Floods in #KwaZulu-#Natal, #SouthAfrica

Storms in South Africa 13.11.2019

Storms and heavy rain from 11 November caused flash flooding in areas of KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa, including Durban and the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality.

Ethekwini Mayor Mxolisi Kaunda confirmed that 2 people died in their home in Inanda after a wall collapsed as a result of the heavy rain.

The mayor urged precaution, in particular for drivers. He also urged members of the community not to throw garbage in the drainage systems.

The M4 Highway was closed between Umhlanga and Sibaya due to flood damage.

The area has also seen strong winds which have damaged homes and downed trees and power lines, cutting electricity supply in several areas.

A tornado hit Mpolweni settlement near Pietermaritzburg left at least 2 people dead and several injured.

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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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Hundreds of #animals dead from #storms in #Spain

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Several heads of cattle die as a result of lightning in Ávila. / ASAJA

From cows to small birds. The storms of the past few days have claimed the lives of hundreds of animals in Spain, as witnessed by the videos that these days collapse social networks.

The strong storms that fell during the afternoon last Monday left hard images in many municipalities of the Spanish geography. Social networks were filled in a matter of minutes of photographs and videos in which you could see the great ice balls left by hailstorm in different parts of the country, many of them destroying crops and wildlife. In some cases, the size of the balls was similar to that of golf balls, a lethal weapon capable of killing animals of all kinds.

The following video is really bleak. It is recorded in the Jiennense town of La Puerta de Segura and shows how a devastating hail storm ended up with hundreds of birds in the place . As the person recording the video progresses, dozens of birds per meter can be seen killed by the impacts of hail.

On the other hand, livestock deaths due to lightning strikes and stream overflows must also be regretted. This is the case, for example, of Ávila, where ASAJA has requested the support of all administrations to deal with the large damages that it now has to face after the storms.

In this province, ranchers from towns such as Villafranca de la Sierra or Santa María de los Caballeros have seen some of their cattle die as a result of lightning strikes on their farms.

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