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May
11
2017

Hazard Highlights

11052017

Heavy Rains and Floods for Kenya’s Coast With today’s post, Hazard Highlights takes its final bow and retires. This venue has allowed us to deliver messages important to our partners, a wide range of hazard professionals, and to the public for five-and-a-half years. Very recently, PDC launched a web-based, mobile-accessible, touch-friendly version of Disaster Alert, …

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May
05
2017

Hazard Highlights

05052017

Persistent Heavy Rainfall Brings Floods in Midwest and Southern United States Flooding in the U.S. Midwest and South result in multiple fatalities and the evacuation of hundreds. At least 12 fatalities have been reported due to the flooding; five in Missouri and seven in Arkansas (Reuters, CNN). Residents evacuated in Pocahontas, Arkansas, when floodwaters began …

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Apr
28
2017

Hazard Highlights

Threatened Food Security for Hundreds of Thousands Due to Prolonged Drought Prolonged drought since early 2016, has affected over 1 million people in Sri Lanka. Most notably, this includes an estimated 979,000 people affected by a lack of food security. (WFP, UN FAO). As of April 28, food security is a significant concern for the …

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Apr
20
2017

Hazard Highlights

04202017

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

12042017

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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