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Apr
06
2017

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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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Mar
16
2017

Hazard Highlights

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Continuous Heavy Rains Cause Floods, Landslides in Peru Continuous heavy rainfall has caused floods across Peru. On March 15, an estimated 35,000 people have been affected by floods in the district of Laredo. It is reported that Laredo is completely flooded as streams and several gorges have overflowed. Additionally, 34 districts in Lima and 7 …

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Mar
09
2017

Hazard Highlights

Tropical Cyclone Enawo Impacts Madagascar with Floods, High Winds, and Landslides Tropical Cyclone Enawo made landfall in northern Madagascar on March 7 as a Category 4 Hurricane (Reuters, Flood List). Upon landfall, 12 inches of rain within 12 hours and 185 mph winds were reported (BBC). Post Tropical Cyclone Enawo continues south along eastern Madagascar. …

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