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

Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

Monsoon Season has arrived again with heavy monsoon flooding affecting many countries. The European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) “Daily Flash”lists 5 countries today that are affected:- China Heavy rainfall affected 15,800 people in 7 cities and counties in the north-west region. Flash floods in Hubei Province resulted in 9 deaths and 4 are … More Heavy Monsoon Flooding Affects 1000’s

“One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

Mami Mizutori, the UN secretary-general’s special representative on disaster risk reduction has said that relatively small-scale climate-related disasters are happening “at the rate of one a week”, though most draw little international attention. She told the UK Guardian newspaper in an interview last week, London Climate Action Week, that “lower-impact events” causing death and displacement are occurring much … More “One Climate-Crisis Disaster is Happening Every Week” UN at London Climate Action Week

State of Emergency in Ottawa after Heavy Flooding

Mayor Jim Watson has declared a state of emergency for the City of Ottawa in response to flooding along the Ottawa River. Following the declaration, the City will formally request assistance from the Province of Ontario with management of the emergency operation. Support from the Canadian military arrived in Ottawa today and members of the military … More State of Emergency in Ottawa after Heavy Flooding

Cyclone Idai Update: 270,000 People Affected in Zimbabwe

ACAPS (*Assessment Capacities Project)  has published an update on the impact of Tropical Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe KEY FINDINGS : It is estimated that 270,000 people have been affected in nine districts, mainly in Chimanimani (115,000) and Chipinge (122,000) districts, Manicaland province. As of 25 March, more than 180 people have been killed, 170 injured … More Cyclone Idai Update: 270,000 People Affected in Zimbabwe

Official Death Toll Now 44 In Flood Struck Iran

Search and rescue work is underway in several Iranian provinces as flash floods have struck 25 out of Iran’s 31 provinces in recent days.  The situation is getting better in some areas as torrential rains have let up and water levels have subsided. Aid operations are also in full swing to reach out to flood-stricken … More Official Death Toll Now 44 In Flood Struck Iran

Cyclone Idai: Emergency Getting ‘Bigger By The Hour’, Warns UN

The United Nations (UN) reports that five days after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique, causing widespread damage and flooding, at least 1,000 people are feared dead there alone. Victims are reportedly trapped on roofs and clinging to trees awaiting rescue, UN agencies said, while across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, tens of thousands of people … More Cyclone Idai: Emergency Getting ‘Bigger By The Hour’, Warns UN

Deadly Floods & Landslides in São Paulo – Brazil

Brazil – São Paulo state authorities have reported 12 deaths following heavy rain, flooding and landslides affecting the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo, with the threat of more rain to come.  Heavy rain caused the Tamanduatei River to overflow. The river runs through the south eastern parts of the city. The worst hit areas are … More Deadly Floods & Landslides in São Paulo – Brazil

Satellite Captures Image of Sediment Gushing Into Tyrrhenian Sea After Recent Rome Flooding

ESA (European Space Agency) released on the 25th February 2019 a stunning image taken from The Copernicus Sentinel-2B satellite which captured this true-colour image on 5 February 2019, just three days after heavy rainfall in Rome and the surrounding area of Lazio, Italy. The image shows sediment gushing into the Tyrrhenian Sea, part of the … More Satellite Captures Image of Sediment Gushing Into Tyrrhenian Sea After Recent Rome Flooding