Monsoon Season has arrived again with heavy monsoon flooding affecting many countries. The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) “Daily Flash”lists 5 countries today that are affected:-
Heavy rainfall affected 15,800 people in 7 cities and counties in the north-west region. Flash floods in Hubei Province resulted in 9 deaths and 4 are missing. 61 people were rescued and local residents have been evacuated
Monsoon floods have resulted in flooding across Maharashtra state, killing 4 and leading to the evacuation of hundreds.
All major rivers are at danger level.
Flooding has been reported in Pune, Nashik, Thane and Plaghar and Mumbai.
Heavy to very heavy rains are predicted until 9 August.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is leading the response.
Japan, South Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – Tropical Cyclone FRANCISCO
Tropical Cyclone FRANCISCO is forecast to make landfall on 5 August over the eastern coast of Kyushu Island, close to Hyuga City (Miyazaki Prefecture) as a tropical storm before continuing north-northwest towards South Korea.
Over the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over Kyushu Island and Shikoku Island. The Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a warning for high waves over coastal areas of Kochi and Ehime prefectures.
Sierra Leone – Severe weather
Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding and mudslides in several areas of Freetown and its outskirts over 2-3 August.
Media report 6 deaths, 4 in Bathurst and 2 in Kroo Bay and many displaced, while Kissy, Wellington and Calaba neighborhoods have also been affected.
Moderate to heavy rainfall will continue to affect Sierra Leone over 5-6 August.
Vietnam – Flash Floods and landslides
Following Tropical Cyclone Wipha’s passage, heavy rainfall and strong winds have affected several provinces of northern Vietnam, causing flash floods and triggering landslides.
According to media reports, five people died and 14 are still missing. At least 100 houses have been destroyed, 200 damaged and roads flooded. 500 soldiers and police officers have been deployed to assist in the response.
Over the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rainfall with thunderstorms is forecast over the affected area.