Flooding in Europe and a Volcano in Peru
Flooding in Eastern Europe
Since April 18, heavy rainfall has caused flooding across Eastern Europe affecting Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Serbia, just over 500 people have been evacuated, with flooding blocking roads and damaging water supply networks, homes, and local industries. The city of Krusevac remains the most affected and precipitation is forecast in the region over the next few days (WU).Over in Romania, 175 houses have flooded and 13 have been affected by landslides. Bosnia and Herzegovina has reported increasing water levels in the rivers, some of which have reached the critical point. (ECDM , ECDM)
Ubinas Volcano in Peru
Ubinas, an active volcano located just east of Arequipa, Peru, has been increasingly active over the past ten days. Explosions and ash emissions have affected areas up to 24 miles from the volcano, impacting an estimated 5,000 people who live in the volcano’s influence zone. The towns of Querapi, Tonohaya, and San Carlos de Titi have been evacuated by national officials. INDECI, a national disaster management organization in Peru, has deployed specialized workers to evaluate the possibility of installing shelters for potentially displaced persons. (REDLAC, ReliefWeb)
To learn more about volcano locations and density near Ubinas, take a look below. The orange triangles indicate volcano locations and the green indicates the density of volcano eruptions.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest/Pacific)
Earthquakes: 6.7 – 88km S of Port Hardy, Canada
Flood: Eastern Europe, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, United States (Southeast)
Severe Weather: Australia (New South Wales)
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