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

Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding in England

Communities across England will benefit from enhanced flood protection From Hull to Bath and Wolverhampton to the Wirral, communities up and down England are set to benefit from a government cash boost that will protect thousands of homes from flooding, enhance the environment and bolster economic growth and tourism. Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has today (Tuesday, … More Flood scheme boost with £36m of funding in England

Indonesia’s Head of Meteorology Warns Against Heavy Rains Until March

Head of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) Dwikorita Karnawati said that many regions in Indonesia are currently still experiencing rainy season. This condition, she said, is caused by quite a strong west wind since January and it is forecasted that until March many regions in Indonesia will still experience the peak of rainy … More Indonesia’s Head of Meteorology Warns Against Heavy Rains Until March

‘The Disaster is Biblical’: Athens Floods Kill 15 After ‘Unprecedented’ Storm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a state of mourning after a freak overnight downpour with the force of a “waterfall” flooded three towns near Athens, killing at least 15 people. “At this time, declaring a state of national mourning over this great tragedy is the least we can do,” Tsipras said in a televised … More ‘The Disaster is Biblical’: Athens Floods Kill 15 After ‘Unprecedented’ Storm

South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on Wednesday urged South Africans to be cautious and vigilant following recent heavy winds rainfalls. “Government will continue to endeavour doing everything possible to assist communities, but we urge everyone to be extremely vigilant, especially in the coming days and beyond amid the heavy rains still … More South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Earlier this year, the Philippine government had sought financing for a $500-million flood control project in Metro Manila. According to an article on Inquirer.Net the said project would include “constructing new and modernising existing selected pumping stations and their supporting infrastructure; improving solid waste management practices within the vicinity of drainage systems served by the selected pumping … More Mitigating Effects of Flooding in Manila

Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$50 million from the International Development Association for the Strengthening Critical Infrastructure Against Natural Hazards Project in Tajikistan. The project will strengthen the country’s capacity to prepare for, mitigate and respond to natural disasters. Related investments will help Tajikistan—a country prone to floods, mudslides, and earthquakes, … More Tajikistan Aims to Better Protect People and Property from Natural Disasters and Climate Change