UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

While water levels are continuing to rise, UNICEF in South Sudan launched a flash appeal asking for US$10 million to respond to the most immediate needs of children affected by the floods. Over 900,000 people in South Sudan, including 490,000 children, are in need of urgent assistance. Almost one-fifth of the country, which is the … More UNICEF Appeals for US$10 Million to Support Flood-affected Children in South Sudan

River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

Surrey County Council’s cabinet is set to agree £270 million of funding for long term flood risk management work across Surrey to protect homes and roads. This will include requesting approval from HM Treasury and development of applications for the statutory consents required to enable the construction of the scheme and also includes a contribution … More River Thames Flood Defence Scheme Set to Receive £270million Funding

66 Deaths after Tropical Cyclone Hagibis Hits in Eastern Japan

As of 15.10.19, the number of fatalities has increased to 66 after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Hagibis in eastern Japan. Hundreds of people sustained injuries, and according to initial estimates from national authorities, more than 10,700 houses have been damaged, nearly 35,000 households remain without electricity, and 130,000 have no running water. Typhoon Hagibis made … More 66 Deaths after Tropical Cyclone Hagibis Hits in Eastern Japan

Thousands Hit by Floods in Venezuela & Columbia

Heavy rains and flooding have affected thousands of people throughout Venezuela and Columbia. After heavy rain in the Sierra de Perijá around 2,000 people have been affected by flooding in Zulia State in northwestern Venezuela. The heavy rain triggered flooding of the Kunana River in the town of Toromo in Machiques de Perijá Municipality. Homes, livestock, … More Thousands Hit by Floods in Venezuela & Columbia

U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Issue Draft Assessment on Burlington Flood Protection Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment to the proposed alterations to the existing levee system. New flood risk reduction features in Burlington, North Dakota will also be constructed. There has been a history of flooding along the Souris River (also referred to as the Mouse River) in northcentral North Dakota. … More U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Issue Draft Assessment on Burlington Flood Protection Project

State Of Disaster Declared As Tropical Storm Imelda Impacts Texas

US Texas Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in several counties that are currently experiencing widespread flooding due to Tropical Storm Imelda. This declaration will ensure that local officials have access to any state resources they may require to respond to this severe weather. On Monday, Governor Abbott deployed numerous resources to the … More State Of Disaster Declared As Tropical Storm Imelda Impacts Texas

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