PDC Weekly Global Flood Survey: April 12, 2012
This week, flooding continues to be observed in many regions around the word! In Oceania and Southeast Asia, persistent rains continued to impact Australia, Fiji, and The Philippines. In Latin America, flooding has been reported in Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Peru. Also, in Africa, flooding has been reported in southern Kenya.
Below we will take a closer look at the ongoing flooding event in Peru, as well as the recent flooding event in Kenya.
Precipitation & Flooding: Peru
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), persistent rainfall continues to impact Peru, resulting in severe flooding and landslides. In Lima, at least 5,990 people have been affected. In the district of Chosica, 1 person was killed, 1,607 made homeless, 3,481 affected, and over 850 houses damaged. Since last November, 49 people have been reported killed, 9 missing, 98 injured, as well as 191,241 left homeless, and 442,722 affected by heavy rain and flooding.
Precipitation & Flooding: Kenya
The Kenya Red Cross reported on Wednesday that heavy rainfall in Taiti-Taveta District, Southern Kenya has resulted in severe flash flooding. Flooding was reported to have swept away houses and livestock, as well as destroying crops. A total of 583 households and 2,688 people were reported as affected.
The latest forecast for the town of Taveta in the Taiti-Taveta District shows a continued chance of precipitation throughout the week.
Remember that it is very important to be prepared for all hazards that can affect your region. For information on how you and your family can prepare for disasters, check out the PDC’s “Preparing for Disaster” webpage! For information on natural hazards and how they might impact you, be sure to check out the PDC’s “Natural Hazards” webpage!
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, Fiji, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Kenya, Malaysia, Peru, and The Philippines.
Over the next week, PDC will continue to monitor areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. For the most up-to-date information on these flood events and all-hazards, download the free PDC Disaster Alert mobile app for iOS and Android devices.