1000 Year Floods – Ellicott City, MD, US Experiences 2 in 2 years!

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!

6,500 Evacuated From Area of Hidtoituango Dam in Colombia

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

Lower Fraser River Communities to Prepare for Potential Flooding – British Columbia

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

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

39 people suffer injuries, says health minister A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck Samsat district in Turkey’s southeastern Adiyaman province early Tuesday (24.4.18), injuring 39 people, according to a regional governor. The Turkish Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said the quake struck at 3.34 a.m. (0034 GMT) at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). Speaking at a news conference … More Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Turkey

Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

Economic losses to disasters in Asia and the Pacific could exceed $160 billion annually by 2030, the United Nations development arm in the region warned on Tuesday (24.4.18), urging greater innovation in disaster risk financing. The need is all the more pressing given that only eight per cent of region’s losses are insured, said the … More Disasters Could Cost Asia-Pacific Region $160 Billion Per Year by 2030, UN Warns

UCLA Study Forecasts a Severe Climate Future for California

UCLA research predicts dramatic shifts between extreme dry and extreme wet weather by end of 21st century California is headed for a future of precipitation extremes. Research by UCLA climate scientists, published today in Nature Climate Change, projects that the state will experience a much greater number of extremely wet and extremely dry weather seasons, … More UCLA Study Forecasts a Severe Climate Future for California

Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

6th April 2018 – After 99 mm of rain fell in La Vega Province, Dominican Republic the Dominican Republic Emergency Operations Centre declared a red alert due to the severe rain and floods. 4,165 people we evacuated and 833 houses damaged. Comedores Económicos del Estado (CEED) is continuing to work in the sectors that were affected … More Thousands Evacuated After Floods in Dominican Republic

Tropical Cyclone Josie’s Deadly Flooding Rainfall Examined With IMERG

Tropical cyclone Josie didn’t make landfall in Fiji but its heavy rainfall resulted in deadly flooding. NASA calculated the rainfall that Josie left in its wake as it moved south of Fiji and began weakening. Tropical cyclone Josie moved close to Fiji and its clockwise circulation streamed moisture over Fiji causing flooding that led to … More Tropical Cyclone Josie’s Deadly Flooding Rainfall Examined With IMERG

Balkans – Rivers Overflow Flooding Parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey

Several rivers in the Balkans have broken their banks over the last few days, causing flooding in parts of northern Greece, southeastern Bulgaria and northwestern Turkey. Greece Update: On 30 March Civil Protection in Greece declared a state of emergency for affected areas of Evros Region. In Greece, the Evros (Meriç / Maritsa) river which … More Balkans – Rivers Overflow Flooding Parts of Greece, Bulgaria and Turkey