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July 26th, 2014

A motorist was rescued on Saturday morning after his car was swept away by a flashflood in the coastal town of Daanbantayan on the northern tip of the island of Cebu

At least 20 families evacuated to higher ground after the floodwaters rose above knee level in the town center and the villages of Malingin, Talisay, Maya, Tapilon, and Agujo.

Flaviano Moralde Jr., 60, was found holding on to mangrove branches by policemen and volunteer rescuers some two hours after onrushing water from a swollen river swept his car away as he was parking it near a bus terminal about 5 a.m. Saturday, Daanbantayan Vice Mayor Gilbert Arrabis Jr. said.

Floods struck at least seven villages in Daanbantayan about 5 a.m. on Saturday when a river nearby burst its banks following heavy rain during the night…

Published on Jul 25, 2014

July 24, 2014

A record 170 mm of rain in 36 hours has hit the Magadan Oblast region in Russia’s Far East with widespread flooding, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency.

Unusual storm in Magadan. Roads and bridges are washed off or flooded. Rain did not stop for several days.

8:10 PM – 23 Jul 2014

Magdan, the port town and administrative centre for the region of has been affected by the floods.

The Magadanka River has been turned into a raging torrent. So much so that two Russian military jets which were part of a public display in the museum of military equipment have been washed away from their pedestals.

Russian Emergencies Ministry, EMERCON, has warned of possible floods across 5 regions in Russia’s Far East.

Heavy rainfall between 22 July to 25 July will increase river levels in Magadan Oblast, Amur Oblast, Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Sakha (Yakutia) Republic and Khabarovsk Krai.

Published on Jul 23, 2014

23 July 2014

Incessant rain in most parts of Chhattisgarh during the past 48 hours has thrown life out of gear in many towns and cities while floods have already started playing havoc in certain parts of the State.

As per reports reaching here from several quarters of the State, a child got swept away and about two dozen residents were stuck in flooding of a nullah in Saraipali.

Water has entered several villages situated on the bank of rivers while road connectivity between many villages and cities also lost in the State particularly in Bastar division.

Following this, the administration alerted the officials concerned to be ready to deal with any untoward situation. The administration also advised the people not to cross bridges/culverts when water is overflowing.

The rain has also disrupted road transport in almost 75 per cent of the road network in the State.

Sources in the State Disaster Management department informed that around 3 lakh cusec water was released from Samoda Dam to Mahanadi. Due to this, water has entered Nisda Samoda and many adjacent villages of Arang.

Due to incessant rains, Minimata Bango dam has filled upto 78.27 per cent of its capacity, Kharenga Bilaspur upto 75.50 per cent, Maniyarai Mungeli upto 79.50 per cent, Paralkot Kanker 73.85 per cent and Shirpani dam Kabirdham upto 91.65 per cent of its capacity.

Besides, Gangrel dam, Dudhava dam and Sondhur dam has respectively filled upto 51 per cent, 34.51 per cent and 54.85 per cent to its capacity.

In Raipur, incessant rains threw normal life in low-lying localities of the city out of gear as several complaints of water-logging and water-gushing in houses were reported during the last 24 hours.

A number of localities including Samta Colony, Subhash Nagar, Telibandha and Shailendra Nagar also witnessed similar situation.

In absence of having proper arrangements to drain out rain water, many main roads were submerged in knee-deep water further affecting the traffic flow.

Continue rains threw the normal life in low-lying localities of the city out of gear as several complaints of water-logging and water gushing into houses were reported during the last 24 hours.

In absence of having proper arrangements to drain out rain water, many main roads submerged in knee-deep water further affecting the traffic flow.

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Following the complaints of rainwater gushing in low-lying areas, Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) on Tuesday shifted over 300 people to safer places as a precautionary measure.

The civic body erected relief camps for providing temporary accommodation to the people hit by flood-like situation in Virbhadra Nagar, Chandi Nagar and Ganga Nagar locality.

The people were given food in the camps. While the heavy rainfall disturbed normal life in many parts of the city, a house, situated in Nayapara area, could not withstand and caved in.

… As the news of water gushing in Professor Colony after Maharajbandh and Bhaiya Talab started overflowing, RMC pressed a JCB and labourers for paving a way to drain out the water by cutting a road.

RMC also distributed food packets among all 350 families residing in the locality. Reports of tree felling also came from different areas throughout the day.

RMC pressed JCB machine to remove a tree fell near Mandi Gate in Anupam Nagar, two trees fell in DD Nagar area, a tree fell near Suyash Hospital and a tree fell in Heerapur area for resuming the traffic flow.

RMC Commissioner, Avneesh Kumar Sharan asked the commissioners of all eight zones to frequently visit in their respective areas and ensure all possible help to the people facing rain-related problems.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological department predicted heavy to ‘unusual’ rainfall across Chhattisgarh including Raipur. Following this, the problems related to rains are likely to persist in days to come.

Meanwhile, heavy rain lashed Gariaband throughout the day on Tuesday. As a result of two day heavy rainfall flow of traffic on Raipur-Gariaband main road was totally thrown out of gear as at some places culvers and roads were submerged in water.

Excessive water flowing in Pantora nullah about 8 km from Gaiaband has stopped traffic flow as it was completely submerged in water. Long queues of vehicles on both side of the culvert were seen waiting for getting the water level lower. The traffic was disrupted on the route since Monday and buses starting from Gariaband had to be stationed at Baruki village.

Different villages around the district headquarters were also cut-off from the town due to heavy rain. Pairi River flowing through Gariaband had also gathered force. Due to massive flow at Barula Ghat dozens of village have been cut-off from the Gariaband.

The Paragaon, Chikhli, Sahdoul and other nullahs are overflowing which has severed road contacts with nearby villages. Chikli village which is just 3 km from district headquarters has also become island. Likewise Nagabuda village has also been separated from rest of the district.

Rain water had entered in girls’ hostel situated in Pantora area and the girls in the hostel had to be shifted to Garaiband. … The Sikasar dam in district has also filled till 52 per cent of its capacity.

According to reports, the catchment area of dam has received heavy rainfall. Executive Engineer water resource department informed that water from dam is not being released for now.

Continuous rain has uprooted electric polls at different spots thereby affecting the electricity supply.


Deadly Floods in Chhattisgarh and Odisha

July 23, 2014

Monsoon rain has brought deadly floods the central and eastern parts of India over the last few days, killing at least 5 people with 2 still missing.

Two deaths occurred in the state of Chhattisgarh, where around 300 villages have been flooded.

Three people died in flooding in the neighbouring state of Odisha after rivers overflowed.


Local media reports claim around 200 villages have suffered from flooding in the state of Odisha over the last few days, affecting over 50,000 people.

Four days of heavy monsoon rain between 18 and 22 July 2014 increased rivers to danger levels and many have burst their banks. Jharsuguda saw 103mm of rain in 24 hours on 21 July. The worst affected areas are the districts of Jajpur, Keonjhar, Kalahandi and Bhadrak.

Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF) and National Disaster Response Force have evacuated 15,000 people from the districts of Jaipur, Keonjhar and Bhadrak.

Three people died in the floods, and another 2 are still missing in Kaptipada in Mayurbhanj district.

The most recent indications are that flood water in some areas has started to recede. Earlier today Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said that levels of major rivers including Mahanadi, Kushabhadra, Baitarani, Budhabalang, Subarnarekha and Vansdhara were now below danger level. Levels of the Devi, Brahmani, Subarnarekha, Vansadhara and Rusikulya rivers are still above flood stage however.


Heavy rainfall disrupted normal life in many parts of Madhya Pradesh

July 24, 2014

Five persons were killed in rain-related incidents, taking the number of such casualties to eight since the arrival of the monsoon.

Our Indore correspondent reports that six children were among eight people killed as torrential rains continued to poundMadhya Pradeshfor the third consecutive day.

Heavy rains triggered floods in several parts of the state, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people, especially in the south-eastern region of the state. More than hundred villages have been marooned. In Chandpur village of Alirajpur district, a tree fell on a primary school, injuring 14 students.

The Tapti river was overflowing in Burhanpur and at least 550 persons were shifted to relief camps.

Bagh, Betwa, Narmada, Machna, Anjal and Ganjal rivers have breached their banks.

With rivers flowing close to the danger mark in several districts, a flood alert has been sounded in 51 districts and the army has been asked to be on standby.

July 23, 2014

Thousands of people were evacuated on Tuesday as many villages were marooned with floodwater breaching river embankments in Odisha.

The State government made arrangements to evacuate the affected people to safer places and provide food in Jajpur, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Kalahandi districts.

However, there was some relief with a drop in the intensity of rain that has been lashing the State for the past four days. While two breaches of about 30 metres occurred near Sathibankuda in the Baitarani left embankment in Bhadrak district, one breach was spotted at Patapur in the river Baitarani under Dasarathpur Block of Jajpur districts.

Hectares of agricultural land in Bhadrak and Jajpur districts were submerged. The water level in Baitarani began to recede on Tuesday.

According to Special Relief Commissioner’s Office, 56,900 persons in four blocks – Chandabali, Dhamanagar, Tihidi and Bhandaripokhari – were affected, while 8,970 hectares of agriculture land was submerged in Bhadrak district.

In four villages of Jajpur district, 2,460 hectares of crop was submerged.

The SRC office said five villages in Junagarh and Kalampur blocks in Kalahandi district were affected after the Hati overtopped on NH-26.

Traffic on this road was disrupted for more than 24 hours. As many as 75 inmates of Kanyashra (girls’ hostel) at Bankapalas village in Kalahandi were evacuated and shifted to safer places.

Block Development Officers of Junagarh and Kalampur have been instructed to keep a watch over the situation on 24-hour basis.

In the last 24 hours, Jharsuguda received over 100 mm rainfall. SRC P. K. Mohapatra said Chhattisgarh, which is the upper catchment of Mahanadi, the major river of Odisha, was expected to receive heavy rainfall. But, the Hirakud reservoir could hold additional water coming from upper catchment, he said.

July 22, 2014

Floodwaters caused by the tropical depression that began as Typhoon Rammasun has started to recede in the northern highlands, leaving 27 confirmed deaths and streets strewn with garbage in its wake.

On Tuesday morning, the Northern Highlands Flood and Typhoon Steering Committee said at least 27 were killed and two others left missing in the northeastern provinces following flash floods, landslides, lighting and collapsed buildings.

Ha Giang reported the highest casualties with seven deaths. Bodies were unearthed from the site of two separate landslides on Monday afternoon, following a search that took up most of the morning.

The victims were a family of four, including a 10-day-old baby, a house guest, and two road workers stationed in Hoang Su Phi District.

Lai Chau reported six more victims, Lang Son five, Lao Cai and Son La three each, Cao Bang, Dien Bien and Bac Kan one each. Two others who were swept away in Lang Son and Tuyen Quang Provinces remained missing as of press time.

Rammasun, which was the second typhoon to hit Vietnam from the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea) this year, made landfall in Quang Ninh Province on Saturday morning. No casualties were reported upon its arrival but reports of deaths began tricking in as the storm moved northeast and reduced to a tropical depression.

Damaged roads caused severe traffic jams throughout the region, where hundreds of hectares of agricultural fields and thousands of houses were ruined by floods.

On Monday, the flood waters had receded from the city of Lang Son, leaving streets strewn with garbage, fallen trees and broken furniture. Residents had already begun informal clean-up efforts, as they picked through their mud-stained houses, market stalls and ragged fields.

“Everything is gone,” Hoang Thi Tot, a sobbing 49-year-old chili farmer, told Tuoi Tre after finding her field barren.

Authorities in Lang Son said the flood was the most devastating to hit the province in six years.

Tot said she lost around VND40 million (nearly US$1,900)–much more than she did in the 2008 flood.

“Farmers here depend on chili, water melon and paddy cultivation. But the massive flood rose too fast; we could only run for our lives,” she said.

Her neighbor, Hoang Thi Thuy, kept staring at her devastated chili field with tear-filled eyes, unable to comment. Her husband, Hoang Van Dau, said they did not imagine that the flood would last for several days.

Several families expressed their regret for not having harvested their crops last week while others worried about how to pay back the seed money they borrowed.

Damages are likely to cost more than VND130 billion ($6.18 million) according to initial estimates complied from all affected provinces.

Some families put up tents along the road as their homes remained devastated with mud and debris.

Tens of thousands of people from Bac Giang, Lang Son, Ha Giang, Dien Bien and Son La Provinces are still without electricity; authorities have warned residents to brace for more landslides.

Rammasun left some 100 people dead in China and the Philippines on its way to Vietnam.

Published on Jul 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

More than 45,000 people have been affected in the Gulf and Southern Highlands provinces as torrential rain continues unabated, giving rise to floods that are causing widespread damage.

There have been no reports of lives being lost but a National Disaster office report revealed that 34,000 people in Southern Highlands and 11,359 in the Gulf province have been directly affected by the floods caused by the rains in the past month.

The report said Southern Highlands Governor William Powi had committed K500,000 (US$204,999) for relief recovery in the affected areas in the Southern Highlands For Gulf Province the National Disaster Centre has released K200, 000 (US$81,999) with 60 tonnes of relief supplies which are already being delivered to the affected areas. Last week Prime Minister Peter O’Neill announced that the Government will make available K5 million (US$3.6 million) plus relief supplies for the two provinces.

Two separate reports for the two provinces by National Disaster office stated that food gardens and infrastructures, including bridges, have been destroyed by the floods.

The reports said rainfall has also triggered landslides in various parts of the Southern Highlands along the Highlands Highway.

Specific areas affected included 34,000 people in Imbonggu, Ialibu, Pangia and Nipa Kutubu areas.

For Gulf Province, the continuous heavy rain since the second week of June has caused extensive flooding along and within the surrounding areas of Purari River in the Baimuru LLG of Kikori district. The river rose up to 10 metres, bursting its banks and affecting villages along the banks.

The worst affected villages are Wabo, Uru and Uraru situated at the upper stream, and Mapaio along the lower stream of the river.

Villages along and within the surrounding areas of Purari River, Baimuru LLG, Kikori district, Uraru, Ura, Wabo, Subu, Poroi, Ebala, Mapai, Mapaio, Kapuna, Pakema and Ipigo.

Several houses in Wabo, Uru and Uraru villages were completely washed away, forcing families to move to higher grounds to live in make shift camps while some are residing with their other family members.

Food gardens and cash crops were inundated and clean water sources contaminated by rising water levels, thus affecting their livelihood.


Continuous rainstorms have battered several provinces in China this week, killing at least 18 people and affecting several million.

In southwest China’s Guizhou Province alone, 7 people were killed in floods, when their homes collapsed or by lightning strikes, the provincial civil affairs bureau said in a press release Wednesday.

Three others were reported missing and more than 91,000 were relocated.

Heavy rain, which began on Sunday night and lasted through Wednesday, destroyed 5,800 homes and damaged another 16,300 in Guizhou.

In Tongren City, the Jinjiang River overflowed into many downtown streets, flooding homes and stores. Firefighters were mobilized to pump the floodwater from downtown areas.

Power supplies were cut off in nearly 300,000 homes in Tongren, Zunyi and Bijie. As of Wednesday night, about 100,000 homes were still without power.

Across the province, 43 of 113 reservoirs and hydropower stations are on flood alert, as water levels are dangerously high.


Hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate with over 1 million people in total affected in China as heavy rainstorms batter Hunan and Guizhou provinces, with reports of several deaths and mass destruction.

Some 720,000 people from 240 townships in Hunan are now affected, the provincial flood control headquarters said on Tuesday, Xinhua reports. At least 460 homes have been destroyed and 149,400 residents have been relocated.

The ancient town of Fenghang was flooded with more than 120,000 locals and tourists evacuated since Monday night. Multiple temporary settlements have been set up to cater for the displaced people. Power supply in the region has also been cut off, prompting the local hydrographical bureau to issue a red alert, at 10:10 am local time.

By noon Tuesday, Tuojiang River water levels rose 1.1 meters above the usual 2.5 meters. In addition three big reservoirs nearby also reported warnings with cracks, landslides have blocked several highways and caused delays on train routes. Over 100 soldiers have been dispatched for repair work.

The neighboring Guizhou Province has also been hit with torrential rain, with 14 counties and districts flooded.

Nearly half a million people in Guizhou are now affected. Over 21,000 of them being evacuated.

At least five people died in a landslide in Zhijin County.

At least 20 people have died in the past week as torrential rain batters swathes of China, with at least six killed by lightning, thousands of homes destroyed and more than 300,000 evacuated, state media said.

There had been six deaths from lightning strikes in the central province of Jiangxi since last Friday, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

There were other fatalities from lightning in Guizhou in the southwest, it said, where a total of seven people died.

A landslide in the province early Thursday buried eight people, Xinhua said, with two rescued by mid-morning but six still missing.

Officials in Guizhou are bracing for more devastation, the China Daily said, reporting a warning that “local authorities should make full-scale preparations for geological disasters that could be triggered by rains”.

The most severe downpours, which began on Sunday night, destroyed 5,800 homes and damaged another 16,300 in Guizhou, Xinhua said, in a report late Wednesday.

Three people were reported missing and more than 91,000 relocated in the province, the report added.

Five people were killed and 14 missing in landslides in Anhua county in Hunan, also in central China. Across the province the torrential rain has destroyed 1,330 homes and forced 283,000 people to be relocated.

Flights out of the rain-hit area have been delayed while incoming aircraft have been diverted elsewhere, Xinhua said, with at least 4,000 people stranded at Longdongbao airport in Guizhou’s provincial capital Guiyang.

Published on Jul 12, 2014

Early morning thunderstorms pushed across north-central Illinois bringing as much as 4-inches of rain in several hours to the city causing flash flooding all across town.