Archive | January 9, 2020

#Plane Catches #Fire As It #CrashLands In #Congo


Torrential #Rain Causes #FlashFloods and #Landslides in #Mersin, #Turkey


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Severe weather including strong winds, rain and snow has affected wide areas of Turkey over the last few days.

At least 2 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered landslides and flooding in the southern province of Mersin. Governor of the province, Ali İhsan Su, said in a statement that approximately 165mm of rain fell in 24 hours in Mersin. Heavy snow was also reported in higher elevations in the province.

Floodwaters inundated the districts of Mezitli, Yenişehir, Toroslar and Akdeniz. One person died in a vehicle trapped in flood waters in Mut district. Another victim died in the province after a landslide buried a house in Erdemli district.

At least 2 people died after severe floods hit Mersin in late December 2016, when over 140mm of rain fell in just 10 hours.

Heavy rain also triggered flooding in the neighbouring province of Antalya Province, where some homes were evacuated in Serik and Gazipaşa.

Strong winds and heavy rain battered Istanbul, causing traffic disruption and damaging over 100 buildings. The city government reported flooding in over 60 locations.

Winds reached over 104km/h and more than 110mm of rain fell in some parts of the city from 06 to 07 January, 2020.

The bad weather conditions also caused air travel delays after a plane skidded off the runway at Sabiha Gökçen Airport. All passengers were safely evacuated and there were no injuries reported.

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Deadly #FlashFloods in #Luanda, #Angola

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A downpour lasting 12 hours caused deadly flash flooding in the province of Luanda, Angola, on 04 January, 2020.

News agency ANGOP reported that 250 families have been displaced after houses were flooded. The worst hit areas include the municipalities of Talatona (116 houses flooded), Viana (80) and Cazenga (12). One person died in flood waters in Zango commune, Viana Municipality. Flooding was also reported in Cacuaco Municipality where a bridge was in danger of collapse.

Elsewhere in the country at least 200 houses were damaged by floods in the city of Sumbe in Cuanza Sul Province. Heavy rain from 03 to 05 January damaged or destroyed around 15 houses in areas on the outskirts of Menongue, capital of Cuando Cubango province. One person was also injured.

President of Angola, João Lourenço, said that authorities will make all efforts to help the victims of the floods.

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#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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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2891 km NE of Sapporo-shi, Japan / pop: 1,884,000 / local time: 17:38:10.3 2020-01-09

416 km SW of Anadyr’, Russian Federation / pop: 10,400 / local time: 20:38:10.3 2020-01-09
339 km NE of Tilichiki, Russian Federation / pop: 2,000 / local time: 20:38:10.3 2020-01-09

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Depth: 144 km

Distances: 11 km S of Roseau, Dominica / pop: 16,600 / local time: 10:01:52.1 2020-01-08

6 km S of Pointe Michel, Dominica / pop: 1,300 / local time: 10:01:52.1 2020-01-08
4 km S of Soufrière, Dominica / pop: 1,100 / local time: 10:01:52.1 2020-01-08

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