Severe Storm Affects Bangladesh; Flooding in Kenya
Thousands of Homes Destroyed by Storm in Bangladesh
Heavy rains, strong winds, and lightning affected 14 districts in Bangladesh as a severe storm moved through the country on April 5 (ReliefWeb/OCHA). Reports indicate that 29,000 homes have been destroyed, and another 70,000 damaged. As of April 7, collapsed homes, landslides, and lightning strikes associated with the storm had claimed the lives of at least 40 people. (ECHO, ReliefWeb).
Dam Overflows and Poor Drainage Lead to Flood Conditions in Kenya
Water from two dams in Bondo, Kenya, overflowed into nearby villages on April 5, following heavy rains (ReliefWeb). Reports indicate that five people were killed after being swept away by the floodwaters.
Flooding is also affecting Muhoroni, Kenya with 1,500 people displaced as of April 7 (ReliefWeb). Officials report that heavy rainfall coupled with poor drainage systems are to blame for much of the flooding, and the county government has allocated funds toward flood mitigation in the region.
Current Hazard Warnings
Tropical Cyclone: Joalane (Indian Ocean)
Drought: United States (Western), Namibia
Biomedical: West Africa
Severe Weather: Paraguay, Chile, United States (Alaska, Central, Nevada), Canada (Quebec, Nunavut), Thailand, Bangladesh
Wildfire: Chile (Southern)
Flood: Peru, Chile, Haiti, Madagascar, Australia (Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland), United States (Midwest), Kenya, Afghanistan, Brazil
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