?Flooding, Flooding, and more Flooding!??
Flooding, flooding, and more flooding! ?Once again we see flooding occurring in many parts of the globe, including Africa, the United States, and Indonesia. In Africa, thousands of people have been reported displaced in many areas within Malawi and Mozambique due to flooding (NOAA). In the United States, significant river flooding has been reported as occurring or imminent in at least?7 states, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Indiana (NOAA). In Jakarta, Indonesia, at least 20,000 people have evacuated their homes due to flooding, resulting from torrential monsoon rains (AlertNet).
Recent Flood Events
Some additional flooding events that occurred recently:
- Central Java, Indonesia (ReliefWeb)
- North Semarang district
- Around 4,000 houses inundated
- Kenya (IFRC)
- Over?2,100 households affected
- At least 13 people reported killed
PDC is currently monitoring flooding events/threats in: Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, United States, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Still deciding on what New Year?s resolutions to make? Why not make it your 2013 resolution to be prepared for flooding and other disasters that may affected your area? For information on how you and your family can better prepare for disaster, be sure to check out the PDC?s ?Preparing for Disaster? webpage, as well as the PDC?s ?Printable Disaster Checklist?. Why wait? Start preparing today!
Throughout 2013, 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.