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Jul
10
2013

PDC Global Flood Survey

Global Flood Survey!

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Over the past week floods occurred in many places across the world, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Nepal, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, Thailand, and the United States.

To learn more about floods and other types of natural hazards, check out the PDC’s Natural Hazards webpage! Want to know what hazards are occurring around the world or near you? Then, don’t forget to download the free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices!

This week we will take a closer look at the recent flooding in Canada and Nepal.

Precipitation & Flooding: Canada

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Toronto, Ontario, Canada, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Toronto, Ontario, Canada, displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall caused damaging floods throughout Toronto.  An estimated 300,000 people throughout the city were left without power. Additionally, as a result of the power outages, some subway trains were reported trapped in tunnels, requiring passengers to be rescued (RSOE EDIS).

The latest forecast for Toronto shows a reduced chance of precipitation over the weekend (WU).

Precipitation & Flooding: Nepal

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Nepal displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

PDC Global Hazards Atlas centered on Nepal displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and accumulated rainfall for the past 7 days

Continuous rain over the past few days has caused extensive flooding across several regions of Nepal.  Around 200 families from the Paanchgachi, Rajgadh, Mahabhara, Chakchaki, and Topgachhi Village Development Committees (VDC) located in the Jhapa district have evacuated due to flooding (ReliefWeb 1). In the Saptari district, flooding submerged an estimated 2,000 houses (ReliefWeb 2).

The latest forecast for Nepal shows areas of continued precipitation (WU).

Looking Ahead

PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: Argentina, Bangladesh, Canada, China, Guatemala, Guinea, India, Nepal, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, and the United States.

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.