On Sunday May 27th, 2018, parts of Ellicott City, MD, USA experienced between 5.36 inches and 10.38 inches of rain in about three hours, causing flash flooding in the city. In the storm of 2016 Ellicott City was hit by 6.5 inches of rain, causing flash flooding. According to the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra … More 1000 Year Floods – Ellicott City, MD, US Experiences 2 in 2 years!
On 17 May 2018, the National Disaster Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) published a Press Release indicating that more than 6,500 people were evacuated from the area where the Hidroituango hydroelectric dam flooded due to heavy rain near Ituango, Antioquia Department, Colombia. In the town of Puerto Valdivia, all of its inhabitants have been moved to … More 6,500 Evacuated From Area of Hidtoituango Dam in Colombia
The Government of British Columbia is encouraging local governments and First Nations communities along the lower Fraser River to prepare for potential flooding, due to increased snowmelt and higher-than-normal temperatures. The Province is concerned about the current weather forecast in the region and its potential impact. The Fraser River is currently experiencing high flow rates. … More Lower Fraser River Communities to Prepare for Potential Flooding – British Columbia