Southeast Asia Flooding and Fuego Volcano
Check out the map above to see current hazards worldwide! Then, take a look below to learn more about flooding in Southeast Asia and volcanic activity in Guatemala.
Flooding in Southeast Asia
Flooding events in Southeast Asia have been exacerbated over the past few weeks due to heavy rainfall and tropical cyclone activity. Since September, 16 of 23 provinces in Cambodia have been affected by flooding, resulting in just over 13,000 households evacuated and 83 people killed (HRF). Cambodia isn’t the only country in Southeast Asia that has been affected by flooding, in Thailand an estimated 2 million people are experiencing flooding and 27 provinces are still inundated (ReliefWeb).
As shown in the image below, Southeast Asia continues to be affected by rainfall and tropical cyclones. In coming days, Typhoon Nari is forecast to bring more rain to the already inundated region. Nari is expected to make landfall first in the Philippines on October 11th and then continue on to make landfall in Vietnam on October 14th.
In recent volcano news, Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was active this past week, ejecting ash 4,000 to 5,000 meters above sea level. The resulting explosions generated shock waves that rattled the roofs of nearby village houses. Air traffic was advised to take precautions when flying in the area. (ReliefWeb)
PDC will continue to monitor all hazard activity worldwide.
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: Gulf of Guinea (Africa), Haiti, United States
Flood: East Africa, England (northeast), Thailand (Buriram)
Severe Weather: Algeria, Italy (Puglia), Malaysia
Tropical Storm: Nari (West Pacific), Phailin (Bay of Bengal)
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