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Published on Nov 22, 2014

 

Published on Nov 22, 2014

The number of flood victims at the three evacuation centres here and in Pasir Puteh rose from 130 last night to 155 victims this morning.

According to the official state government portal, 96 victims were given shelter at Sekolah Kebangsaan Mulong and 34 were staying at Sekolah Kebangsaan Tiong in this district while in Pasir Puteh, 25 victims were evacuated to Sekolah Kebangsaan Wakaf Raja.

The water level in Sungai Golok in Rantau Panjang receded from 9.05 metres last night to 8.79 metres at 8am (the danger level is 9 metres). Other rivers have yet to reach the alert level and no major roads were closed. The weather in Kelantan this morning was bright with no rain.

Meanwhile in KUALA TERENGGANU, the National Security Council (MKN) Terengganu said the the flood situation in the state was improving with many victims who were evacuated to the flood relief centres being allowed to return home since yesterday.

Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/1234586

21 November, 2014

Floodwater inundated flood-prone neighborhoods in Jakarta early Thursday following heavy downpour in upstream areas of Bogor and Depok, West Java, a day earlier.

A number of areas in North, South and East Jakarta experienced the worst of the floods, which should have started in January instead of November.

Floodwater at a depth of up to 50 centimeters inundated the busy Jl. Gunung Sahari in North Jakarta as well as Kampung Melayu in East Jakarta causing severe traffic gridlock. A number of vehicles got stuck and were forced to reroute.

Officials have attributed the early flooding to the unexpected rise in rainfall as well as insufficient flood mitigation infrastructure.

According to the Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), there are seven subdistricts in East Jakarta and South Jakarta that are known as flood-prone areas; they are Pangadegan, Rawa Jati, Kampung Melayu, Bidara Cina and Cililitan, where more than 20 community units (RW) were affected by floods of various depths ranging from 30 centimeters to 400 cm.

More than 20,000 people living in these areas were affected but only a small percentage of them were evacuated to temporary shelters.

BPBD spokesman Bambang Surya Putra pointed out that more than 1,000 people had been evacuated to 13 temporary shelters established near the flooded areas as of Thursday afternoon.

This figure, however, is believed to have increased as more residents have started to leave their flood-damaged homes.

 

Jatinegara district leader Syofian Taher cited that more than 700 his residents living in Kampung Pulo were relocated to temporary shelters. The local authority has also distributed aid and meals to the evacuees.

Meanwhile, the South Jakarta Police have established temporary police posts near flooded residential areas in an effort to minimize potential crime while the houses are left empty.

… The newly inaugurated governor pointed out that more than 600 RW across the capital were prone to flood.

“Those areas will likely get when there is a heavy rainstorm.” Ahok also reiterated that he would lead a meeting with the Public Works Agency to discuss immediate mitigation efforts.

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A flood of garbage: Volunteers struggle to remove a log from a mountain of garbage clogging a section of the Ciliwung River under the Kalibata Bridge in South Jakarta on Thursday. Jakartans’ notorious habit to use rivers as a dump has been blamed for pollution and widespread flooding during the rainy season. JP/P.J. Leo 

 

Jakarta, Surrounding Areas Brace for Flooding

15 Nov 2014

Jakarta and two of its neighboring cities are bracing for the coming of the wet season, which is usually marked with floods, accidents and landslides. … …

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Published on Nov 2, 2014

14 November 2014

Heavy rains on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have left one person dead, and dozens of homes swamped as floods and landslides struck the region.

Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management head Nasir — who like many Indonesians uses only one name — told Anadolu Agency on Friday that a 53-year-old was swept away in a flashflood in Pasaman Regency in West Sumatra province the night before.

Local Police Commissioner Sihana said 300 families had been displaced and “taken shelter at schools, places of worship,as well as houses not affected by the floods.

The Batang Sangku river running through the region overflowed by around 80 to 100 centimeters on Thursday afternoon.

The flooding — which lasted until the evening — also caused landslides in the Barisan Mountains, which run across Sumatra.

The disaster management’s agency’s chief for Pasaman, Arifnur, was quoted in local media as saying, “dozens of homes were hit by materials like wood and stone brought by the floods.”

The heavy downpour affected most parts of Indonesia, including the capital Jakarta.

Jakarta Governor Tjahaya Basuki Purnama said the administration had undertaken a number of preparations ahead of the rainy season that started in November.

Floods last year had paralyzed the capital region, resulting in the declaration of a state of emergency.

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Published on Nov 14, 2014

13 November, 2014

Some 120 people were evacuated after flash floods hit Trolak town near here tonight.

The incident also caused some 25 houses to be submerged in flood water.

According to Slim River Fire and Rescue operation chief Md Zin Mohd Saedin, they rushed to the scene after receiving a distress call about 9.15pm.

“When we arrived, we found that 25 houses have been flooded.

“The victims were moved to a nearby school in a boat,” he said.

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Published on Oct 29, 2014

 

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced on Thursday 06 November 2014 that at least 16,000 people have been displaced by recent floods in Uganda. Around half of the displaced are thought to be children, according to UNICEF Uganda.

The floods occurred in the western Ugandan district of Ntoroko after the River Semliki burst its banks due to heavy rains. The areas worst affected are Bweramule sub county, Butungama sub county, Rwebisengo sub country and Rwebisengo town.

The river first overflowed around 01 November 2014. Initially around 500 people were displaced, but the affected area has since widened.

Roads are submerged and many homes in the area have been damaged.

Crops and livestock has also been badly affected.

The Ugandan newspaper The Monitor says that the area is frequently under water at this time of year.:

Floods are a chronic problem in Ntotoko which plague the district every rainy season, displacing hundreds of people and leaving a trail destruction.

The also point to human activities being responsible for the regular flooding of the River Semliki

Environment experts say overgrazing, and other alterations to the watershed have caused bank erosion and frequent changes to the course of River Semliki.

The Ugandan government have delivered some food aid for the victims after Vice President Edward Ssekandi visited Ntoroko last week.

UNICEF has prepositioned emergency medical supplies including 40,000 water purification tablets to health centres within the affected. However there is still need for additional support and relief items. UNICEF said “Affected population still need more items like food, non-food items, mosquito nets, soap, tents and emergency medicines.”

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Floods in Ntoroko, Uganda, after the River Semliki burst its banks. Photo: UNICEF

Published on Nov 4, 2014

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The Semliki river is constantly altering course Photograph: James Ewen/Oxfam

 

The shifting river that is making Uganda smaller

Local farmers lose out as increased flooding rerouts Semliki river (rerouts) and robs them of their land

7 December 2010

Amos Mwesige looks across the 15 metres of swirling water to the opposite bank with a mixture of frustration, anger and defiance. He is angry because the river’s changing course has taken his land and delivered it to a man on the other side – a man who lives in another country.

“The land where our grandparents used to cultivate – it is now in Congo. It is now being controlled by [the Congo government],” says Mwesige, a farmer and cattle herder in Kabimbiri in western Uganda. “I have to go and kneel before them: Congo’s leadership.”

Worse, he now has to pay one cow per year in rent for the privilege of cultivating the crops on the land he used to own. All he wants is the return of the farm that he sees as his birthright.

Mwesige is far from alone in his plight. Increased flooding of the Semliki river in recent years has led to major shifts in its course.

It is just one example of the way changes in the local weather patterns are affecting people in the region: with the changed seasons, farmers no longer know when to plant and harvest; diseases such as malaria are spreading into new areas; and the moving river means that Uganda is shrinking. … …

More: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/dec/07/climate-change-rerouting-semliki-river

It is just one example of the way changes in the local weather patterns are affecting people in the region: with the changed seasons, farmers no longer know when to plant and harvest; diseases such as malaria are spreading into new areas; and the moving river means that Uganda is shrinking. … …

 More: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/dec/07/climate-change-rerouting-semliki-river

 

 

Uganda Flooding 2013

 

Published on May 2, 2013

Published on May 6, 2013

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… this going on for years in Uganda! Are you informed about this issue by your national mainstream media?!

By education I’m reporter myself, never wanted to do that job, always seen that newspapers actually do NOT inform, mainly, but just gossip – who said what about which. Nowadays more and more tend to intimidate. And to tell stories to the ‘big children’, people who work to earn as they have to pay for everyday life and struggle to survive… and do not have neither time nor will to look for/in twisted/sick minds of those who are doing this enormous net of fraud about reality around us.

I’m happy this world is about to end. All is one big LIE, and robbery of the ordinary man on every possible issue. Every possible issue…

12.11.

One more post needed hours to finish because of slowing down the Internet, interrupting the connection and hacking my MIND as well, so that I cannot think or act in any possible (usual) way.

Oh, they know very well whom and why and how to hack – devices or mind ‘computers’.

But, ordinary may does not believe, as usual. Just go on! Do not believe.

11 November, 2014

Flash floods and runoff hit more than 20 villages in Trang province yesterday, despite rainfall in several other areas of the South subsiding.

Trang is among several southern provinces where floods have hit since a low-pressure system arrived in the region on Saturday.

Hundreds of households in tambon Lam Phula of Huai Yot district were affected after run-off from the Ban That mountains and Nakhon Si Thammarat’s Thung Song district hit their neighbourhood in the early hours yesterday.

The most severe scenes were reported in Moo 7 village where floods were over a metre deep, prompting Phraya Ratsadanupradit military camp in Huai Yoi district to launch rescue missions.

Soldiers travelled in boats along flooded areas yesterday to help those trapped in their houses.

The officers also set up a flood relief centre to help residents in the district around the clock.

Trang is located to the south of Nakhon Si Thammarat which was also hit by heavy rainfall over the weekend.

The subsequent flooding caused provincial authorities to declare five districts – Changwang, Chang Klang, Phipun, Lan Ska and Phra Phom – disaster zones requiring immediate help, according to Chetsada Watthananurak, the province’s Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief.

Mr Chetsada said the low-pressure system had moved from the province and was heading for the Andaman Sea.

An initial survey found the rainfall had affected more than 12,000 villagers in the five districts and damaged 2,000 rai of farmland and six roads, he said.

Beside Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat, other provinces to be hit by heavy rainfall and flash floods due to low pressure were Chumphon, Surat Thani, Phatthalung, Songkhla, Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket and Krabi.

Phirasak Hinmuangkao, Nakhon Si Thammarat governor, said the rain had stopped and the floods were receding. However, authorities remained on alert and continued their operations to help those affected.

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Published on Oct 8, 2014

Published on Nov 7, 2014

Published on Nov 7, 2014