Flood Update: Central Europe and the southeastern United States!
During the past week PDC monitored flood events in Australia, Bahamas, Central Europe (Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia, and Switzerland), Colombia, France, Guatemala, United States, and New Zealand.
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This week we will take a closer look at the recent flooding in Central Europe, as well as Tropical Storm Andrea.
Precipitation and Flooding: Central Europe
Heavy rainfall and extreme flooding of river systems throughout Central Europe have affected at least six different countries. An estimated 20,000 people in the Czech Republic and over 24,000 people in Germany and 100 people in Hungary were evacuated from at risk areas (ECHO). Mass transit systems, electricity services and telecommunication services are threatened throughout the region. Flooding along major waterways could worsen due to on-going rainfall. (IFRC)
Additional rainfall is forecast to continue across the region. (IFRC)
Tropical Storm Andrea
As of Advisory #5, Tropical Storm Andrea had made landfall over northern Florida. Total rainfall accumulation over the Florida peninsula, the Florida panhandle, southeastern Georgia, and eastern South Carolina is expected to be three to six inches; maximum of eight inches in some isolated areas are possible. Two to four inches of accumulated rainfall are expected from eastern North Carolina to Maine (NHC). Storm surge related flooding is expected to impact parts of Florida’s west coast, also (NHC).
PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: Guatemala, Central Europe and the United States.
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.