More flooding this week!
More flooding this week! Flooding was observed in many parts of the world over the past week, including Asia, United Kingdom (UK), Africa, Oceania, and North America. In Asia, flooding was reported in Pakistan, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Philippines. In the UK, ongoing flood alerts remained active for parts of England, as well as occasional alerts for parts of Scotland. In Africa, flooding was reported for parts of western and northern Africa, and additional flooding is expected to occur within the region throughout the week, particularly in Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, and Sudan (NOAA/CPC). Additionally, flooding was observed in Oceania (Papua New Guinea and Australia), as well as in the United States (Alaska).
Below, we will take a closer look at some of these flooding events!
Precipitation & Flooding: India
Earlier this week, the state of Uttarakhand in northern India was severely impacted by heavy monsoon rains, which resulted in deadly flash flooding and landslides. Over 400 people have been evacuated, at least 33 killed and about 35 missing. Dozens of houses were reported destroyed, killing many in their sleep. Further complicating this dire situation, four roads were reported destroyed, greatly hindering the provision of disaster relief to affected areas. (AlertNet)
The latest forecast for India shows areas of continued precipitation.
Precipitation & Flooding: Philippines
In the Philippines, days of monsoon rains have impacted the National Capital Region, resulting in flooding in many areas including the cities of Muntinlupa, Pasay, and Pasig. Over 10,300 people have been evacuated to 17 evacuation centers. In August, monsoon rains impacted Manila and neighboring areas of Luzon, affecting millions of people and displacing hundreds of thousands from their homes. (NDRRMC)
The latest forecast for Philippines shows areas of continued precipitation.
Other Flooding Events
Some additional flooding events that occurred this week are:
- Monsoon rains, flooding
- At least 1,156,507 people affected, 262 killed, 815 injured
- 73,399 houses and business either partially or fully damaged, 3,883 villages affected (PRCS)
- Vietnam (Binh Phuoc, Dak Nong)
- Heavy rainfall, flooding
- Hundreds of persons evacuated, over 200 homes flooded (ReliefWeb/Vietnam Govt.)
- Moderate flooding in at least 12 provinces (UNOCHA)
- United States (Seward, Alaska)
- Widespread flooding
- State of Emergency declared (RSOE EDIS)
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, England, Guinea, India, Mali, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Scotland, Senegal, South Sudan, Sudan, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.
Over the next week, PDC will continue to monitor 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 on Twitter, Facebook, and by way of the Global Hazards Atlas.