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Published on Dec 11, 2014

Serayu River is a river in southern Java, Indonesia

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Published on Dec 12, 2014

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Published on Dec 11, 2014

Dike Reservoir cracked

Published on Dec 12, 2014

Published on Dec 11, 2014

Two days of heavy rain in Sao Paulo in Brazil have left parts of the city flooded, taking out power in some neighbourhoods and damaging homes and businesses.

Many drivers had to abandon their vehicles and some residents were forced to seek shelter.

Published on Nov 27, 2014

A heavy rain storm flooded large parts of Sao Paulo Tuesday (November 25) just as evening commuters were leaving work causing travel headaches and traffic jams kilometres long.

 

Published on Dec 11, 2014

12 December, 2014

Firefighters in Redwood City were called in Thursday afternoon to help evacuate people from a mobile home park who were stranded by flooding.

“We’re just taking out people who can no longer get through because the water has raised up, explained Capt. Nick Dickson of the Redwood City Fire Department.

“People were coming out, first thinking they were okay, then realizing the water levels have gotten beyond their comfort level.”

Firefighters used a pickup truck to help at least half a dozen families in the R.C. Mobile Home Park get out of their homes to dry ground.

“So I was really stressed,” a woman named Barbara said as she clutched her dog, Babe. “I didn’t want to leave but they said you’d better!”

Next door at the Le Mar Mobile Home Park, residents scrambled like busy restaurant valets, trying to get cars out of the flood water.

“I think we should have a boat here for when it gets this bad,” Denise Roldan said looking at the flooding driveway outside her mobile home.

… It gets a one-two punch with flooding from high tide, and rain. Many said they were glad to have the rain, but not so happy to have it all at once.

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Published on Dec 12, 2014

Residents of Le Mar Trailer Park fill trash cans with water after Bay area storm flooded the park Thursday.

Published on Dec 11, 2014

Published on Dec 11, 2014

Strong gales and sheets of rain that knocked out electricity, flooded freeways and toppled trees in Northern California churned Thursday to a slide-prone Southern California bracing for its own beating.

 

One post – several hours. That’s California!

Published on Dec 8, 2014

Published on Dec 8, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit weakened into a tropical storm Monday, leaving at least 21 people dead in the Philippines and forcing more than a million people into shelters. Streets are under water in the country’s central provinces.

30 November, 2014

Heavy rains have washed away a bridge and flooded low-lying areas in several parishes in eastern Jamaica.

Military rescuers have brought more than a dozen stranded motorists to safety in St. Catherine’s Bog Walk Gorge, the most severely flooded area.

No deaths or major injuries have been reported.

On Sunday, a team from the country’s national works agency was trying to clear roadways of debris left by a landslide and receding flood waters.

Jamaica has been receiving sustained rains since Friday. The island’s meteorological service says the rains are from a stationary front over the area.

Officials say a flash flood watch is in effect for low-lying and flood-prone areas in the eastern part of the Caribbean island of 2.7 million people.

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Nov 29, 2014

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza, has declared an Emergency in Gaza City, following extreme weather and severe flooding over the past 48 hours.

No casualties or injuries have been reported, however hundreds of residents in the flooded areas around the Sheikh Radwan storm water lagoon have evacuated their homes.

One UNRWA school and an UNRWA Collective Centre in Gaza City have been affected by the rising waters.

The Agency has established an Area Emergency Operations room in Gaza City following contingency planning undertaken last week.

As the largest UN agency in the Gaza Strip, UNRWA utilizes its procurement and logistical capacity to supply emergency fuel to municipalities, water, sanitation and health facilities, partially through the WASH and Health clusters (led by UNICEF and WHO).

Today, UNRWA provided 60,000 litres emergency fuel supplies to run back-up generators of pumping stations and portable pumps.

UNRWA is also prepared to provide adequate shelter to internally displaced refugees and non refugees should there be a need.

Gaza City is one of five areas in the Gaza Strip, a coastal enclave where UNRWA serves some 1.3 million Palestine refugees across all Areas.

Of the 18 UNRWA Collective Centres, 5 are in Gaza City and currently provide adequate shelter for some 7,000 people displaced by the recent and devastating conflict.

As a precautionary measure, 63 schools in Gaza City are closed today for the afternoon shift, affecting almost 65,000 students. Forty-three schools in the North Area of the Strip are also now closed.

Other UNRWA installations are still being assessed, though no damage has yet been reported.

UNRWA is in close consultation with all of its partners, the Palestinian Government and the local municipality who are monitoring the level of rain across the Strip.

“We are very concerned about such severe storms this early in the season and on the back of unprecedented damage and destruction caused by the recent conflict,” said UNRWA’s Director of Operations Robert Turner in Gaza.

“We are particularly concerned for those families still seeking adequate shelter and preparing for the winter months, and for the impact the flooding is already having on children unable to attend school.”

The devastation that extreme weather can cause is not new for Palestinian families in Gaza. In December 2013, the fiercest winter storm the region has seen for many years, Alexa, hit the Strip, and brought torrential rains and widespread flooding that displaced thousands.

Such devastation exacerbates the already poor humanitarian situation for refugees and non-refugees in Gaza, which is dealing with the aftermath of a recent conflict, and an acute fuel and energy crisis.

UNRWA continues to closely monitor the situation.

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Published on Nov 27, 2014

Parts of war-battered Gaza strip were flooded on Thursday following two days of heavy rain.

 

The office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) released the official report on Thailand’s social development for the third quarter of 2014 yesterday.

The report says that employment in the agricultural sector fell by 17.5% or 2.86 million compared to figures for the same quarter last year. NESDB say this is due to the droughts and floods that have impacted the country during the last few months.

 

Droughts in the North

Thailand’s Interior Minister General Anupong Paojinda announced today that the northern provinces of Sakon Nakorn and Maha Sarakham have been declared disaster hit zones.

Over 318 villages are facing severe water shortages.

The provincial authorities are now delivering water to these areas as a quick relief measure for residents.

BANGKOK, 14 November 2014 (NNT) – Trat provincial authorities are requesting assistance from local administrative organizations to inspect water levels in their respective area so that water management plans can be arranged. Meanwhile, soldiers in Mae Hong Son province are installing water tanks in rural villages to alleviate a water shortage.

Soldiers from the 36th Mobile Development Unit in Mae Hong Son province are surveying community areas in Mae La Noi, Mae Sariang, and Sop Moei districts. The officers would be installing at least 2 water tanks per village with a storage capacity of 3,000 liters across 17 villages in a move to tackle water shortages during the drought season.

Elsewhere in Loei Province, the drought season has arrived earlier than in the past years, causing the Loei River to dry up. The water level across small and medium-sized reservoirs now only remains at 10 percent of their total capacities, prompting authorities to stop releasing irrigation water to farmland.

Meanwhile, Trat Deputy Governor Mr. Payakphan Phokaew along with officials from related agencies have arranged a meeting to resolve drought problems in 2015. Upon mutual agreement, the authorities have decided to set up a Special Center for Drought Prevention and Mitigation to assist drought victims.

The governor has also requested administrative personnel to inspect water levels and come up with water management plans, as well as provide water containers and water pumps to assist the locals. -

http://reliefweb.int/report/thailand/provinces-across-thailand-implement-plans-resolve-drought-problems

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Nakhon Ratchasima, 13 Mar – Mr win Wiboonkanarak TG. Acting Director of the Center for Prevention and Mitigation District 5 Ratchasima reveal the drought situation in the four provinces Isaan. (Nakhon Ratchasima, Nakhon Ratchasima, Buriram, Surin) that recently declared the area to assist disaster victims emergency (drought) and two provinces of Surin and Buriram, including 10 District 61 District 679 village residents affected 82,888 families, 252,970 people. the offense 9 District 60 District 671 villages, 81,980 families, 252,970 people farmland expected damaged over 80,000 hectares of mainly rice, 25,443 hectares, while Buriram 1 District 1 District 8 village of 908 families in which a guard. District 5 Ratchasima and. disaster Prevention and mitigation province in charge of preparing for and then 24 hours to ask for help at any time. – Thailand News.

 

 

Floods in the South

Meanwhile flooding is still affecting several of the country’s southern provinces, including Songkhla, Krabi, Narathiwat and Trang.

On 20 November 2014, a three year old girl died after she was swept away by flood water as she crossed a bridge in the Khlong Thom district of Krabi province.

In Trang, areas around Na Yong and Muang Trang districts have been flooded for the second time in a few weeks. Runoff from the Banthat mountain range after a period of heavy rainfall is thought to be the main cause of the flooding.

Likewise in Narathiwat province, runoff from the Sankalakhiri mountain range caused the Sungai Kolok River to overflow, affecting several communities including Tha Prapa, Tha Rongleau and Hua Sapan near the border town of Sungai Kolok.

The Thai news agency NNT reported on 23 November that flood water in Songkhla province has started receded in the downtown area of Songkhla city. However, some areas of the city and across the province remained under water.

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November 21, 2014

The National Disaster Warning Centre yesterday issued a flooding and landslide warning to four southern provinces – Phatthalung, Songkhla, Trang and Satun – for yesterday and today.

Early yesterday morning, in Phatthalung, forest run-off smashed into four villages in Khuan Khanun district’s tambon Khuan Khanun.

About 50 soldiers from the nearby Apiborirak Camp in nearby Sri Nakarin district were sent to assist the victims.

Navy officers at Krabi’s Koh Lanta Noi dispatched a speedboat at 8pm on Wednesday to rescue nine tourists from a chartered boat off Koh Mha after the engine broke down and they drifted amid high swells since morning.

In Trang’s Na Yong district, rural roads and farmlands in four subdistricts were hit by rain-triggered forest floods, while Narathiwat’s Sungai Kolok district saw two riverside communities inundated with up to 40 centimetres of water.

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Published on Nov 24, 2014

Published on Nov 24, 2014

 

At least five people were killed and 16 were missing as heavy storms lashed southern Morocco, causing flash floods, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

It said the “exceptional” storms swept across the regions of Guelmim, Agadir, Ouarzazate and Marrakesh, and a search was under way for the missing.

Some 130 all-terrain rescue vehicles and 335 Zodiac inflatables and other boats were being used, the ministry said, in a statement carried by the North African country’s MAP news agency.

The national weather service warned that an alert over more heavy rainfall would remain in place until midday on Monday.

Among the worst-hit regions, a flash flood in Guelmim, 200 kilometres (125 miles) south of Agadir, killed three people and left 12 missing, the interior ministry said.

It said around 100 mud-brick homes were partly or totally destroyed in the south, and 100 roads cut off, including six national highways.

Flash floods are common in Morocco, where four children drowned in the south in September when they were swept away.

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24 Nov 2014

At least 31 people washed away and dozens missing as storm hits southern part of the north African country.

… Journalist Brahim Boulid, reporting from Guelmim, told Al Jazeera on Monday that the death toll stood at 31, including eight members of the same family who died after floods swept away their vehicle.

The Arabic-language dailies Al Massae and Al Ahdath gave death tolls of 16 and 22 respectively.

About 130 all-terrain rescue vehicles and 335 Zodiac inflatables and other boats were being used, the interior ministry said, in a statement carried by the North African country’s MAP news agency.

The agency said at least 14 people remained missing in Guelmim, 200km south of Agadir. … …

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