Too Much Rain and No Rain
Severe Weather in Southeast Africa
Heavy rains caused flooding and damage in northeast South Africa over the past week. In Mpumalanga province, three people were reported killed and an estimated 100 households were displaced. (ReliefWeb) South Africa isn’t the only country experiencing severe weather, nearby Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Botswana have been receiving heavy rain for the past few weeks, destroying agriculture, infrastructure, housing, and displacing local populations. Ground conditions could worsen over the next week as the region is forecast to receive more precipitation. (CPC)
Severe Weather in Andhra Pradesh
Heavy rain and hailstorms hit the state of Andhra Pradesh in India yesterday. Seven people were reported killed and 58 injured. An estimated 374 houses were also damaged. (ReliefWeb) The region may have a chance to recover with little to no precipitation predicted over the next few days (WU).
Drought in Thailand
The Thailand Government declared a drought emergency for 16 provinces in the northeast. By declaring a disaster, Thailand Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation can now provide assistance to the region. (ReliefWeb) More than 127,000 households have been affected by the drought and many residents do not have access to clean drinking water. Agriculture is also affected, as water is not available for irrigation. (ReliefWeb) The latest weather forecast for the region shows little to no chance of rain over the next five days (WU).
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: Thailand (Northeast), United States (Southwest/Pacific)
Earthquakes: 6.9 – Japan (Nago)
Fire: Norway (Central)
Flood: Africa (Southeast), Bolivia, England, France (Southwest), Mozambique (Central/Eastern), Peru (Madre de Dios), Zambia (Kitwe)
Volcanoes: El Salvador (San Miguel)
Winter Storm: Canada (Nunavut)
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