Archive | November 17, 2019

Houses Destroyed, Thousands Evacuate After #Rain From #Storm #Kalmaegi# #Ramon in the #Philippines

Tropical Storm Kalmaegi, Philippines, November 2019. Image: JTWC

Disaster authorities in the Philippines report that heavy rain from Tropical Storm ‘Kalmaegi’ (known in the Philippines as Ramon), has caused flooding in Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Nord and Camarines Sur provinces in Bicol Region.

As of 17 November the centre of the storm was the was estimated at 415 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, moving slowly northwestwards. Heavy rain was reported in Bicol region in the southern part of Luzon Island.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (NDRRMC) in the Philippines reported flooding in Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Nord and Camarines Sur provinces in Bicol Region.

Almost 3,200 people have been affected (around 2,00 in Camarines Sur and 1,000 in Albay). Seven houses were completely destroyed in flooding in Pasacao and Tinambac in Camarines Sur, with a further 9 houses and 3 roads damaged.

At one point over 2,000 people were displaced and staying in evacuation centres. As of 16 November that number had fallen to 800. No injuries or fatalities were reported.

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1 Dead, Dozens Homeless After #Floods in #EspíritoSanto, #Brazil

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At least one person has died and dozens have been displaced after days of heavy rain caused flooding and landslides in Espirito Santo state in south-eastern Brazil.

The municipalities of Santa Leopoldina, Viana and Cariacica have all declared a local state of emergency according to local media. State authorities said that 95 people have been displaced in the municipalities of Alegre, Vitória, Vila Velha, Cariacica and Viana.

One person died and two were rescued with injuries following a landslide in rural Santa Leopoldina, a mountainous region of the state. As much as 177.41mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 14 November in Santa Leopoldina, causing the Santa Maria da Vitória River to break its banks.

Meanwhile flooding in Viana has damaged homes after the Formate river to broke its banks. Viana recorded 130.6mm of rain in 24 hours to 13 November, 2019 and 167.6mm in 24 hours to 14 November.

Cariacica has also declared a state of emergency due to the flooding. Some areas of the municipality were cut off and several people were rescued by helicopter.

Heavy rain and flooding was also reported in the state capital Vitoria where several houses were damaged, and in Alegre where around 100 houses have been damaged by flooding.

The municipality has also been affected. State Fire Service reported that 208.17mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 14 November in the municipality.

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Floods Damage Over 100 Homes in Central Provinces in Panama

Landslides triggered by heavy rain blocked roads in central Panama, November 2019. Photo: Ministerio de Obras Públicas de Panamá

Severe weather including flooding has affected parts of central Panama, including districts of the capital Panama City, over the last few days. Authorities report that hundreds of people have been affected and at least 160 homes damaged.

The severe weather began around 09 November, affecting the provinces of Panama and Panama Oeste, where flooding, landslides and strong winds caused major damages. Walls of several houses collapsed and landslides blocked roads in both provinces.

Panama’s Ministry of Housing and Land Management (Miviot) said that a total of 160 homes were damaged by flooding in Panama Viejo, Ciudad Radial and Tocumen.

The National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) said the accumulation of garbage in rivers and drainage channels worsened the flooding. There are plans to dredge the rivers next year.

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