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Mar
14
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

Flooding in South America!

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 7 day rainfall

Over the past week flooding events were observed on several continents and in many regions around the world, including North America (river flooding in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Florida, and Georgia), Australia (ongoing flooding events in Queensland and New South Wales), Africa (Namibia), United Kingdom (England), Europe (France), Central America (Honduras and Guatemala), and South America (Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru).

Below let’s take a closer look at some of the recent flooding events in South America!

Recent Flooding Events: South America

PDC Global Hazards Atlas focused on South America, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and 7 day rainfall

Bolivia: According to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), an estimated 460 people (92 families) have been affected by flooding in the department of Beni, Bolivia, due to the overflow of a river. Since last November, over 21,500 families have been affected by torrential rains. (OCHA-ROLAC)

The latest weather forecast for Bolivia shows areas of continued precipitation.

Peru: In Peru, torrential rains have resulted in the overflow of the Huallaga River, which led to the inundation of communities in Leoncio Prado province by flood waters. According to preliminary assessments, an estimated 18,000 people have been affected and around 4,000 houses have been damaged. (OCHA-ROLAC)

The latest weather forecast for Peru shows areas of continued precipitation.

Ecuador: OCHA has also reported that around 80 families are affected by floods in Babahoyo Canton, Los Rios province, Ecuador. Those affected are receiving humanitarian assistance from local authorities. (OCHA-ROLAC)

The latest weather forecast for Ecuador shows areas of continued precipitation.

Looking Ahead

PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Australia, Bolivia, Ecuador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, Namibia, and the United States.

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.