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Feb
16
2017

Hazard Highlights

Tropical Cyclone Dineo Impacts Mozambique

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PDC Disaster Alert, centered on Mozambique, displaying PDC Active Hazards, Tropical Cyclone Positions and Segments, and Rainfall Accumulation (1 Day) layers.

Tropical Cyclone Dineo made landfall near the city of Massinga, Mozambique, on February 15, bringing heavy rains and high winds up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 miles per hour) (ECHO Daily Flash, 16FEB17). Although Dineo is forecast to weaken as it tracks inland, heavy rain and high winds are possible for parts of Mozambique, Botswana, and Namibia through the end of the week (ReliefWeb/South African Weather Service).

As of February 16, seven fatalities have been reported by Mozambique’s disaster center. According to reports, an estimated 130,000 people have been affected and 20,000 homes were destroyed (Reuters).

RVA Country Profile: Mozambique

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This Week in Hazards

  • Wildfires burning across New Zealand’s South Island have prompted the evacuation of several hundred people in Christchurch (ECHO Daily Flash, 15FEB17, Christchurch City Council). As of February 15, a State of Local Emergency has been declared for Christchurch city and the Selwyn district (NZ Civil Defence). For more information on the wildfires, visit the Christchurch Civil Defense Emergency Management (CDEM) Facebook page.

Current Hazard Warnings

Floods: United States (Nevada, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming), Peru, Argentina, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana (Eastern Region), South Africa (Northeastern Region), Namibia (Eastern Region), Afghanistan, Pakistan (Northwestern Region), Tajikistan (Southwestern Region), Uzbekistan (Southern Region), Turkmenistan (Eastern Region), Australia (Western Australia)

Winter Storm: United States (New Hampshire), Canada (Nunavut, Eastern Region)

Avalanche: United States (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana)

Wildfire: Chile, New Zealand (Christchurch)

High Wind: United States (Hawaii)

Drought: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, United States (California, Southern Region, Northeastern Region)

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