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Apr
20
2017

Hazard Highlights

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Heavy Rains, Flooding, and Landslides in South America Continue Heavy Rains batter South American countries causing floods and landslides. As of April 17, floods and continuous rains in Peru have affected an estimated 1.2 million people with long-term devastation. This includes 385,061 children and 107 fatalities. Additionally, the floods destroyed 41,303 homes, 172 schools, and …

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Apr
12
2017

Hazard Highlights

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Heavy Rains, Flooding, Landslides continue in Peru, since Dec. 2016 Heavy rains, since December 2016, continue to cause floods and landslides in Peru. As of April 9, it is estimated > 1.1 million people have been affected. Those affected include 106 fatalities, 366 injured, and 18 missing. Additionally, an estimated 215,691 houses have been affected …

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Apr
06
2017

Hazard Highlights

Flooding in Australia and New Zealand in the Aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie cause flooding in the North Island of New Zealand. Post-TC Debbie caused the overflow of the Rangitaiki River and the failure of a levee flooding the entire town of Edgecumbe. An estimated 2,000 people and 600 homes …

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Mar
31
2017

Hazard Highlights

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Prolonged Severe Drought in Somalia Affects Millions Prolonged severe drought continues in Somalia. Back in March 2016, 1.7 million people were estimated to require humanitarian assistance in the northern regions of Somaliland and Puntland. This included, 385,000 in crisis (i.e. currently facing acute food insecurity) and 1.3 million as stressed (i.e. face acute food insecurity …

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Mar
23
2017

Hazard Highlights

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Heavy Rains, Floods, and Landslides Continue in Peru As heavy rainfall continues in Peru, floods and landslides have affected hundreds of thousands. Concerns of mosquito-borne viruses prompt preventive actions. On March 23, the Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil del Perú (INDECI) and the Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN) reported that, since December 2016, …

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