Archive | January 4, 2020

#Snowstorm in #Zenobia, #Greece


Deadly Flash #Floods and #Landslides in North #Sulawesi, #Indonesia

Flooding in Manganitu, Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi, 03 January 2020. Photo: BNPB

As the disastrous floods in Indonesia’s capital city Jakarta continue, heavy rain elsewhere in the country has caused deadly flash flooding and landslides in Sangihe Islands Regency, North Sulawesi Province.

Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) reported 2 fatalities after floods hit the village of Lebo Village, Manganitu Sub-district, on 03 January, 2020. Media have since reported one further casualty, with more possibly still missing, buried in landslides triggered by the rain and floods. Several people have been injured and at least 30 homes damaged or destroyed. Around 80 households have been displaced.

Disaster authorities, local government and volunteers are continuing with search operations, along with clearing flood and landslide debris.

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Flash #Floods Affect 400 Households in #Lilongwe, #Malawi


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Flash flooding has affected parts of Lilongwe, capital city of Malawi, after a period of heavy rain since late December, 2019.

According to Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) over 1,500 people from around 400 households were affected by flooding “in Areas 22, 24, Ngomani, Kaliyeka and Mgona of Lilongwe City.”

Malawi Red Cross said that flooding has also affected 257 households in Nkhotakota District in Central Region, and 15 households in Likoma District, Northern Region.

Malawi Vice President and Minister responsible for Disaster Management Affairs Everton Herbert Chimulirenji visited affected areas of Lilongwe on 03 January, 2020, where gave assurances of government support and called on people living in flood-prone areas to move uplands.

Meanwhile, DoDMA and the Malawi Red Cross Society have provided relief assistance to people affected by the floods in Ngomani and Mgona area. DoDMA said “the relief assistance includes food and non-food items such as kitchen utensils, rice, blankets, soya pieces and some cash.”

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#Floods Leave 47 Dead in #Jakarta, #Indonesia

Thousands have been displaced after massive flooding in Jakarta, Indonesia, 01 January 2020. Photo; BNPB

Disaster authorities report that, as of 04 January 2020, a total of 53 people have now died in flooding and landslides in Greater Jakarta since disaster first struck on 01 January, 2020. Also as of 04 January, 173,000 people had been displaced from their homes, according to AHA Centre.

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#Floods Hit Eastern Province in #Zambia

Flood Alert

Around 300 families have been displaced by flooding in Eastern Province, Zambia.

Flooding began in late December, 2019. As of 01 January, 2020, over 200 families had been displaced in Mambwe district and a further 60 families displaced in Lumezi district, according to local media reports.

A bridge in Nsefu, Mambwe district, was washed away, leaving communities isolated. Crops have also been damaged. Jumbe, Mnkhanya and parts of Kakumbi were also affected in Mambwe.

Zambia’s Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit is distributing relief supplies in affected areas. Supplies will be airlifted where roads or bridges are impassable.

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Thousands Affected by Deadly #Floods in #CaboDelgado, #Mozambique

Mozambique Floods 03.01.2020

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Severe weather including heavy rain and flooding has left 5 people dead in Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique.

Local media, quoting officials from Instituto Nacional de Gestão de Calamidades (INGC), said that Cabo Delgado Province saw heavy rain and strong winds from around 26 December, 2019. As of 31 December, at least five people had died, 51 injured, 1,700 houses damaged and around 8,600 people affected. Schools were also damaged, affecting around 1,500 students.

Local TV reported that the Messalo, Megaruma and Montepuez rivers were all above flood alert, endangering over 60,000 people living close to the river banks.

Flooding wiped out an important bridge over the Montepuez River in Ancuabe district of Cabo Delgado, cutting road connections and leaving many of the provinces northern districts isolated.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Mozambique said that the heavy rains damaged or destroyed dozens of shelters of Internally Displaced Populations (IDPs) in Chuiba transitional centre near Pemba city.

Radio Mozambique also reported severe weather in Nacala-Porto District in Nampula Province, damaging around 37 homes and affecting around 150 people.

Heavy rain also affected parts of the country in mid-December. IOM conducted rapid assessment in 55 resettlement sites across Sofala and Manica provinces after the heavy rain on 10 December 2019.

IOM said that, “in total, 151 upgraded shelters, 91 emergency shelters and 257 tents were completely destroyed due to the heavy rain. IOM identified that an additional 150 shelters (upgraded, emergency shelters and tents) had major structural damages to walls and/or roofing, 3,608 shelters were partially damaged (including those shelters that were flooded) and 305 latrines were damaged.”

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Depth: 2 km

Distances: 400 km W of Karachi, Pakistan / pop: 11,625,000 / local time: 13:24:36.5 2020-01-04

60 km S of Turbat, Pakistan / pop: 75,700 / local time: 13:24:36.5 2020-01-04
39 km NW of Pasni, Pakistan / pop: 33,200 / local time: 13:24:36.5 2020-01-04

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 606 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,446,000 / local time: 00:45:01.4 2020-01-04

210 km S of Salt Lake City, United States / pop: 187,000 / local time: 00:45:01.4 2020-01-04
42 km S of Manti, United States / pop: 3,300 / local time: 00:45:01.4 2020-01-04
26 km E of Salina, United States / pop: 2,500 / local time: 00:45:01.4 2020-01-04

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Depth: 22 km

Distances: 429 km N of Phoenix, United States / pop: 1,446,000 / local time: 15:38:48.8 2020-01-03

61 km W of Kanab, United States / pop: 4,400 / local time: 15:38:48.8 2020-01-03
8 km E of LaVerkin, United States / pop: 4,100 / local time: 15:38:48.8 2020-01-03

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