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

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

Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods

Severe weather including snow, rain and freezing temperatures has affected much of Italy since Monday 11 December, causing The River Enza in the town of own of Lentigione, Italy, to burst its banks on Tuesday 12 December, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Two of the worst hit areas were the towns of Lentigione and Brescello, in … More Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods