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Feb
28
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

More flooding this week!

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 3 day rainfall

Over the past week, flooding events were observed on several continents and in many regions around the world, including Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia), North America (Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Florida), Europe (England, Italy, Macedonia, and Greece), Asia (Pakistan and Thailand), and Africa (Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, and Rwanda). Below, let’s take a closer look at the recent flooding events in Africa!

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on eastern Africa, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 7 day rainfall

Last week we discussed the persistent heavy rain and flooding events occurring within Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia. According the recent Africa Hazards Outlook for February 28 through March 6, flooding continues to pose a risk to parts of the region as heavy rains are forecast for the sixth week in a row (NOAA/CPC)! Below is a list of additional flooding-related events that occurred over the past week.

Recent Flooding Events

Additional flooding-related events that have occurred recently:

  • Macedonia (AlertNet)
    • Heavy Rain, River Flooding
    • Hundreds of homes reported inundated
    • At least Two dams reported as critical; neighboring residents
      evacuated
  • Southern Thailand (NTT)
    • River Flooding
    • At least 60 homes reported inundated in Narathiwat province
    • At least 5,000 homes have been affected in Phatthalung province
  • Kigali, Rwanda (RSOE EDIS)
    • Heavy Rain, Flooding
    • Hundreds of families reported affected
    • Approx. 4 persons killed and dozens injured
    • Roads and bridges damaged by flood waters

Looking Ahead

PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Australia, England, Macedonia, Malawi, Mozambique, Pakistan, Rwanda, Thailand, United States, Zambia.

PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.