Severe Weather Conditions in Italy; High Tides Inundate Vietnam Coast
Heavy Rainfall Continues to Affect Northern Italy
Severe weather continues to affect the Liguria region of northern Italy. On November 11, nearly 3 inches (75mm) of rain was recorded in a three-hour period in Val Petronio, and another nearly four inches in Genova/Sestri (100mm) on November 12 (ECHO Daily Flash 11-13 November). Over the past week, three deaths have been attributed to landslides caused by torrential rain, and 30 people were evacuated in Novara due to the possible occurrence of landslides. River overflows also continue to be a risk in the region, and transportation has been affected in several parts of the country (ECHO).
Ca Mau Coastline Submerged by High Tides
High tide season appears to have started early this year in Ca Mau (Vietnam), as unusually high tides over the past few days have submerged the province’s 252 kilometer coastline. As a result, more than 2,000 hectares of aquaculture farms and 1,000 hectares of food crops have been damaged. Officials are looking at climate change and rising sea levels as the reason for the earlier onset of high tides that has been seen over the past few years and are working to upgrade and to build new sea dykes and implement climate change adaption programs in Ca Mau (ReliefWeb).
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: United States (Southwest, Pacific), Bolivia
Biomedical: West Africa
Flood: Brazil, Guatemala (Northwest), Honduras (Northwest), Colombia (Northern), Ecuador, United Kingdom, Nicaragua, Thailand
High Tide: Vietnam
Severe Weather: United States (Western), Canada (Quebec, Ontario), Italy
Volcano: United States (Hawaii)
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