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Jan
16
2014

Hazard Highlights

Severe Weather in Southeast Asia

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Population Density

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Population Density

Flooding and Landslides in the Philippines

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on the Philippines displaying Rainfall 7-Day Accumulation (inches)

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on the Philippines displaying Rainfall 7-Day Accumulation (inches)

A low pressure system moved over southern Philippines last weekend causing floods and landslides across Mindanao. As shown in the image above, over the last week, parts of the area received over 40 inches of rain. 200,000 people were evacuated and 22 people killed in an area still recovering from the effects of Typhoon Bopha in 2012. People began returning to their homes Monday after the storm passed. (ReliefWeb, ECHO)

The latest weather report for the Philippines shows a high chance of precipitation over the next few days. (WU)

Flooding and Landslides in Indonesia

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on Sulawesi, Indonesia displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Rainfall 1-Day Accumulation (inches)

PDC?s Global Hazards Atlas centered on Sulawesi, Indonesia displaying PDC Integrated Active Hazards and Rainfall 1-Day Accumulation (inches)

The Philippines was not the only country in Southeast Asia to receive heavy rainfall.? The same low pressure area that affected the Philippines earlier in the week brought flash floods, landslides, and high waves to North Sulawesi on 14 January. ?At least 40,000 people evacuated their homes and an estimated 13 people have been killed.? Rivers in the capital city of Manado in North Sulawesi province overflowed their banks, sweeping away houses and vehicles.? (ReliefWeb) The current weather forecast predicts a moderate chance of rain over the weekend in Manado (WU).

To learn how you should prepare for a flood visit the Flood Hazard Information Page and don?t forget the dog when putting together your Family Disaster Plan.

Current Hazard Warnings

Drought: United States

Fire: Australia (Victoria), Chile (Cartagena)

Flood: Bolivia, England, Honduras (Atlantida), Indonesia (Sulawesi), Western Madagascar, Sweden (Inre Dalsland), United Kingdom

High Surf: United States (Hawaii)

Severe Weather: Canada (Quebec, Saskachewan, Yukon), Thailand

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