The flooding policy continues upon the earth – Devastating floods (Oct 2011)
(Oct 26) Five people have been confirmed dead in Ghana’s capital, Accra after torrential rain. Read more HERE.
(Oct 25) The Dublin region in Ireland saw 82.2mm of rainfall, the equivalent of one month’s worth and by far the most since records first began there in 1954. Sustained rainfall led to major roads, houses and one of the city’s main shopping centres going under water. At least 2 people were killed. Read more HERE.
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(Oct 21) Nearly 200 people are missing or dead and thousands more affected by heavy floods in central Burma’s Magwe division, as the deluge of uncharacteristic monsoon rains continue to wage destruction across Southeast Asia. During at least three months this year, rainfall was nearly twice the 30 year average. Read more HERE.
(Oct 20) Thailand‘s worst floods in decades is described as a “national crisis.” Three months of heavy monsoon rains have killed 320 people, damaged the homes and livelihoods of millions of people, mostly in northern and central Thailand, and forced tens of thousands to seek refuge in shelters. Thailand is the world’s largest exporter of rice – 30% of the global market – and with 1m hectares of rice paddy damaged by floods, its economy is bound to be affected. (The Guardian, Bangkok Post)
(Oct 18) Over 20 communities in the Enugu State in Nigeria have been thrown into serious difficulties, following a major landslide which cut off a portion of the Awgu-Achi-Oji River federal road. Read more HERE.
(Oct 17) Landslides and torrential rain killed at least 13 people in Honduras. Thousands of people become homeless too. In Honduras, torrential rain has created flood like situation and water stagnant on the roads. More than 20,000 people have become homeless. Some towns have badly affected and authorities have appealed immediate relief. Source
(Oct 17) At least 26 people have been killed in Colombia and more than 14,000 families remain vulnerable. This rainy season, which is expected to end in late November, remains less severe than last year’s seasons, which left 400 dead. Read more HERE.
(Oct 16) Aid agencies are warning that the sluggish international response to the flooding in southern Pakistan could cost more lives. The United Nations says more than five million people, mainly in Sindh province, are struggling to survive without adequate food, water or shelter. But aid organisations say essential supplies are dwindling due to lack of donations. (BBC News)
(Oct 14) Deadly rain and thick hail that lashed southeast Queensland in Australia and left thousands of homes without power and hundreds of homes and businesses severely damaged. Read more HERE.
(Oct 13) Two storm systems left at least 38 people dead after heavy rains battered Central America and Mexico‘s Pacific coast, with more than 40,000 people hit by flooding and landslides. Guatemala was worst hit by the heavy rains brought by tropical depression ’12-E,’ with at least 21 deaths, including four people who were electrocuted in floods. The other victims were claimed by flooding from swollen rivers and landslides. Two deaths were recorded in neighboring El Salvador, and four deaths in Nicaragua. The toll in Mexico rose to eight Friday with three more reported dead from flooding and landslides in the wake of Hurricane Jova. (Source#1 and #2)
(Oct 11) More than 200 people have died in Cambodia’s worst floods in over a decade, a disaster official said Monday, as the country scrambled to provide aid for tens of thousands of families. (Source)
(Oct 10) The death toll from the worst floods to hit Vietnam’s Mekong Delta in a decade has reached 24. The flooding, which began in mid-September and is expected to last until late October, has so far inundated nearly 60,000 homes in the country and damaged more than 6,900 hectares (17,000 acres) of rice fields. (Source)
(Oct 10) Continuing heavy rain in western and southwestern provinces of Turkey causes deaths of three people while five are reported to be missing. Read more HERE.
(Oct 10) Rain and wind battered Central Florida, leading to floods in low-lying areas, hazardous road conditions and power outages. Read more HERE.
(Oct 3) Authorities in Algeria say torrential downpours have killed at least 10 people and ruined hundreds of homes. Read more HERE.
(Oct 1) Worst floods in 40 years continue in the Philippines. Read more HERE.
(Sept 27) Coastal Jajpur district of India has been the worst hit by the current floods in Odisha. Some elderly villagers described the current floods as worst calamity to hit Jajpur district in India during the last 50 years. “I have seen many floods in my life. But I had never experienced such a deluge. It surpassed even the 1999 super cyclone,” said 80-year-old Mayadhar Sahu of Maunpur village. Read more HERE.