Flooding, flooding, and more flooding!
Flooding, flooding, and more flooding again this week! Heavy and persistent rains continued to fall in parts of Africa and Asia. In Africa, flooding was observed in Sudan, South Sudan, Niger, and Nigeria. The threat of flooding will continue to loom over these countries, as well as eastern Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone, throughout next week as rains are forecast to continue (NOAA). In Asia, flooding was observed in North Korea, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, India, and Pakistan. In the western hemisphere, flooding was also observed in the United States, particularly Texas
and Florida, and more flooding may be on its way!
Tropical Storm Isaac is still active in the Caribbean, and is anticipated to bring torrential rains to the island of Hispaniola, which may result in flooding and landslides (NOAA). Impacts to Haiti are of particular concern as approximately 400,000 people are still living in temporary shelters (AlertNet/Reuters).
Below, let’s take a closer look at some of the flooding events that occurred over the past week!
Precipitation & Flooding: Russia
Once again, flash floods have impacted southern Russia’s Krasnodar region. At least 4 people were reported killed and 1,500 evacuated. Hundreds of homes, as well as a school and a hospital, were flooded. Just a little more than a month’s time has passed since flash floods claimed the lives of 171 people in the Krasnodar region in early July. (RSOE/ReliefWeb)
The latest forecast for Russia shows areas of continued precipitation.
Precipitation & Flooding: North Korea
Days of torrential rains have impacted North Korea, resulting in severe floods and mudslides. At least 3 people were killed in North Hwanghae Province, and 170 houses destroyed, leaving many in need of shelter. Three other people were killed in South Phyongan Province, and 300 houses destroyed or inundated by the flood waters. North Korea was also impacted by severe flooding in July, which killed over 80 people, and left tens of thousands homeless. (ReliefWeb)
The latest forecast for North Korea shows some areas of continued precipitation.
Other Flooding Events
Some additional flooding events that occurred this week are:
- Pakistan (North/East)
- Punjab, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir
- Monsoon Rains and Flash Floods
- 30 people killed, dozens injured, and over 100 homeless in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Kashmir (RSOE EDIS)
- Irrawaddy Delta, Pagu, Kayin, Mon and Taninthayi
- Weeks of Heavy Rains and Flooding
- Over 75,000 people in need of assistance, and hundreds of villages flooded (AlertNet/Reuters)
- India (Western)
- Rajasthan State
- Heavy Rains and Flooding
- 27 persons killed (ReliefWeb)
- El Fasher
- Heavy Rains and Flooding
- Over 2,000 homes destroyed (NOAA)
- China (Southwest)
- Heavy Rains, Floods, Mudslides
- 3 persons killed, 10 missing, and 14,600 evacuated
- Approximately 100 houses destroyed (ReliefWeb)
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, Burkina Faso, Chad, China, England, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, and the United States.
Over the next week, PDC will continue to monitor tropical cyclone activity in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, as well as other areas of high precipitation and keep a close eye on flooding across the globe. Want to find the most up-to-date information on flooding and other hazards occurring in your neighborhood or around the world? Then be sure to download PDC’s free Disaster Alert mobile app available for your iOS or Android devices today! Also be sure to continue to monitor PDC Twitter, Facebook, and Global Hazards Atlas.