“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

28 Bodies Retrieved from Flooded Zimbabwe Gold Mine

According to state radio, the death toll of the recently flooded gold mine has increased to 28, with dozens still unaccounted for. The bodies of 28 “artisanal” gold miners have been retrieved from a flooded mine west of Harare, central Zimbabwe. Two shafts of the “Battlefields” mine flooded after a dam burst its walls following … More 28 Bodies Retrieved from Flooded Zimbabwe Gold Mine

UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

The UK’s Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have opened a consultation period on local funding for protection against flooding and coastal erosion. Entitled; Improving Our Management of Water in the Environment the consultation period, which started on 15th January 2019, closes on 12th March 2019. DEFRA has instigated this consulting period as they … More UK DEFRA Opens Consultation Period on Flooding & Coastal Protection

Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US

A major storm system moving through the central and southern U.S. delivered more than two dozen tornadoes, flooding and heavy snow throughout this past weekend. On Saturday  1st December, at least 22 tornadoes were reported in Illinois, and two were reported on Sunday in Georgia, which also saw almost a foot of rain over the … More Flood Watches as New Storm Targets West Coast of US