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
NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, … More NATO Allies and Partners Help Albania Cope With Flood Disaster
New innovative research has found that for England and Wales there is a 1 in 3 chance of a new monthly rainfall record in at least one region each winter (Oct-Mar). In the last few years several rainfall events have caused widespread flooding in the UK. In winter 2013/14 a succession of storms hit the … More High Risk of Unprecedented Rainfall
The monsoon-fed flood in India’s State of Assam has worsened with over 400,000 people being affected across the State. Over 800 villages have been submerged, with Karimganj being the worst hit, where over 159,000 people have been affected by the deluge, followed by Lakhimpur with more than 81,000 people displaced. Relief camps and control rooms … More Flood Situation Worsens in India’s State of Assam with over 400,000 People Affected
The Canadian city of Montreal, Quebec declared a state of emergency after extreme weather event caused historic flooding across country’s east. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat issued the following statement in response to flooding in the National Capital Region: Recent flooding in the region has resulted in local evacuations, as well as road closures. As … More State of Emergency Declared After Floods in Montreal, Quebec
The National Weather Service issued a Flood Warning today, April 20th for Boise River at Glenwood Bridge Idaho, USA. The current Flood Statement states that the “flow is 8495 cfs (cubic feet per second -rate of flow) however, the forecast is that the river will continue to flow at around 8500 cfs with high flows … More Flood Warnings Issued For Boise River, Idaho USA
With floodwaters continuing to rise in height and frequency, the world is searching for the ultimate in flood protection. Sandbags have always been the first thought at the very mention of the word “flood” images on the television and in newspapers around the world bear witness to the all encompassing flood protection properties of the … More The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!
In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States in 2016, the second-most on record, Munich RE, a global reinsurance company stated.. This includes severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts. Across the North American continent, there were 160 natural disasters reported, the most on record. To qualify … More In 2016, The US had 19 severe floods, the most in a single year since records began in 1980.