Integrating Social Media into a Flood Awareness System Could Help Track Flooding in Europe

An organisation owned and operated by Cornell University, arXiv.org, have published a paper describing a prototype system that integrates social media analysis into the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS).    The authors of the report; Valerio Lorini, Carlos Castillo, Francesco Dottori, Milan Kalas, Domenco Nappo and Peter Salamon  have developed software for EFAS named Social Media for … More Integrating Social Media into a Flood Awareness System Could Help Track Flooding in Europe

State of Emergency in Ottawa after Heavy Flooding

Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency for the City of Ottawa in response to flooding along the Ottawa River. Following the declaration, the City will formally request assistance from the Province of Ontario with management of the emergency operation. Support from the Canadian military arrived in Ottawa today and members of the military … More State of Emergency in Ottawa after Heavy Flooding

Greece – Crete Hit by 3rd Wave of Flash Flooding

Heavy rain fell in parts of Greece over the weekend 05 to 07 April, 2019, causing some flash flooding, in particular on the islands of Rhodes and Crete. This is the third wave of flash flooding to affect Crete since mid-February, as reported by FloodList The Fire Service reported that from 05 to 07 April they rescued … More Greece – Crete Hit by 3rd Wave of Flash Flooding

Cyclone Idai Update: 270,000 People Affected in Zimbabwe

ACAPS (*Assessment Capacities Project)  has published an update on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe KEY FINDINGS : It is estimated that 270,000 people have been affected in nine districts, mainly in Chimanimani (115,000) and Chipinge (122,000) districts, Manicaland province. As of 25 March, more than 180 people have been killed, 170 injured … More Cyclone Idai Update: 270,000 People Affected in Zimbabwe