PDC Weekly Global Flood Survey: June 14, 2012
Never underestimate the power of flood waters! According to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), even an inch of water can cause damage to your property and two feet of water can easily carry both you and your car away. So do not take any unnecessary risks and be sure to pay attention to all flood alerts and warnings that are issued by your local weather office or emergency management authority!
This week we will take a closer look at recent flooding events in Taiwan and The Philippines.
Precipitation & Flooding: Taiwan
According to a recent Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System (GDACS) report, torrential rains have severely impacted Taiwan, resulting in the deaths of at least four people and displacement of 3,000. Additional information reported by RSOE EDIS, stated that deaths were caused by landslides in the counties of Taichung and Nantou. Knee-high floodwaters were also reported to have inundated large areas of the capital city of Taipei.
The latest forecast for Taipei shows continued precipitation throughout the week.
Precipitation & Flooding: The Philippines
According to a recent RSOE EDIS report, days of heavy rainfall have resulted in severe flooding in the southern Philippines. Impacted provinces include Maguindanao, Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat. At least two people were reported killed and 700 evacuated. In Sarangani, according to the report, 250 houses have been destroyed.
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, China, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Ireland, Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United States.
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.