Flooding in South and Southeast Asia!
This week we continue to see flooding events occurring in many places around the world. Over the past week PDC monitored flood events in Australia, France, Haiti, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, Suriname, Tasmania, Thailand, and the United States (Georgia, North Dakota, Middle Mississippi Valley, and Texas).
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Below we will take a closer look at recent flood events in South and Southeast Asia!
Precipitation & Flooding: South and Southeast Asia
An early monsoon brought heavy rains to parts of South and Southeast Asia over the past week. Around 114,126 people affected by thunderstorms and heavy rain which impacted most of western India (MHA DMA). Government officials estimate that 1,000 people may have been killed by flash floods and landslides (RW). The same storm affected parts of Nepal, where heavy rainfall resulted in flash floods and landslides; seven people were reported killed and five people still missing (ECHO). In Indonesia, the Rongkong River overflowed affecting 3,482 families and forcing 357 families to evacuate due to flooding (ECHO).
PDC is also currently monitoring flooding events in: Australia, Canada, France, Haiti, India, New Zealand, Thailand, 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.