Government Pledges £62m Flood Funding for Communities in England

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced a new round of flood defence investment today for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England. Thirteen projects across England will benefit from a share of over £62 million, which as well as helping develop existing flood defences, will boost economic regeneration and … More Government Pledges £62m Flood Funding for Communities in England

Flooding and Landslides Affect Thousands in Guatemala

ACAPS, The independent specialists in humanitarian needs, analysis and assessment, (Assessment Capacities Project) reported this week on the humanitarian crisis that is continuing to affect thousands in Guatemala. Within the last week (29.8.2019), heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides across 9 departments of Guatemala. The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) estimates that over … More Flooding and Landslides Affect Thousands in Guatemala

Hurricane Dorian to Strengthen to Cat.3 Major Hurricane

On Thursday 29th August, Tropical Storm Dorian, moved swiftly to Hurricane Dorian, and is now forecast to strengthen into a Major Cat.3 Hurricane over the next couple of days according to the National Hurricane Centre & Central Pacific Hurricane Centre (NHC) in the United States. At 5am 29.08.2019. the NHC issued the following advisory; “The risk … More Hurricane Dorian to Strengthen to Cat.3 Major Hurricane

India – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods Hit Northern States

The Indian states of Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab are on high alert after heavy rains led to flooding that has so far killed at least 28 people with more missing. Flood alerts were sounded in parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as Yamuna and other rivers were in spate. The Army … More India – Dozens Dead or Missing After Floods Hit Northern States

Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

The climate crisis is driving extreme weather events in communities from coast to coast to coast. As these events become more frequent, more severe, and more damaging, they threaten our health and safety and disrupt local economies. With three major floods over the past 11 years, residents in Fredericton and the surrounding area have faced the … More Canada – Trudeau Announces $11.4 Million in Flood Protection Funding

Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

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:- China 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 … More Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

More than 12 million people are affected by heavy rains, landslides and flooding brought about by monsoon rains in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal. Myanmar has also been affected. Some areas are still inaccessible because of the floods and landslides. There are about 152 deaths across the region. India has more than 10 million people affected … More ACT Alliance Regional Alert: South Asia Floods

President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of April 30 to May 1, 2019. Federal funding is available to … More President Donald J. Trump Approves Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

“One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

Mami Mizutori, the UN secretary-general’s special representative on disaster risk reduction has said that relatively small-scale climate-related disasters are happening “at the rate of one a week”, though most draw little international attention. She told the UK Guardian newspaper in an interview last week, London Climate Action Week, that “lower-impact events” causing death and displacement are occurring much … More “One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage

The spring flooding that took place in late April and  May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. The most common cause of damage was overflowing rivers, which led to road and basement flooding, submerged vehicles and shifted home foundations. … More Eastern Canada Spring Flooding Caused Close to $208 million in Insured Damage