Heavy Rainfall, Floods Continue across Africa
By the end of August, more than 92,000 people had been affected by floods in Niger, with an estimated 75% of those affected located in the regions of Maradi, Tahoua, and Agadez (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA). Neighboring Nigeria is working to take pro-active action against imminent flooding in 11 states, where continued heavy rainfall over already saturated ground might lead to further floods (NiMET/Media).
Across parts of Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia, persistent above-average rainfall since July has led to floods which have caused deaths and displaced populations, as well as damaged infrastructure (CPC). As of September 5, the lives and livelihoods of an estimated 9.7 million Ethiopians has been affected by drought conditions combined with extensive flooding, disease outbreaks, and the disruption of basic public services (Humanitarian Response/UNOCHA).
RVA Country Profile: Nigeria
This Week in Hazards
- Since the start of the week, heavy rain and flooding have affected several parts of mainland Greece (ECHO). According to reports (as of September 7), at least four people have died in widespread flash floods, and seven communities across the region were cut off by floods (Reuters). Severe weather warnings remain in effect for Central and Western Makedonia, Thessalia, West Sterea, the Ionian Islands, and West Peloponnisos (Meteoalarm).
- From August 29 to 31, heavy rainfall over northwestern parts of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) triggered extensive flooding throughout the Hamgyong Province, especially in Musan, Onsong, Kyongwan, Kyonghung, and Yonsa counties, and Hoeryong City (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA, ReliefWeb/IFRC). As of September 5, more than 44,000 people have been displaced by flooding, and more than 4,400 houses have been destroyed (ReliefWeb/UNOCHA).
Current Hazard Warnings
Flood: Australia (Victoria), United States (Iowa, Wisconsin), Greece, North Korea, Sudan, South Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Niger, Nigeria
Wildfire: United States (California)
Drought: United States (Western, Southern, Northeastern)
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