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Rivers on the island's northern tip overflowed and burst their banks, sending torrents of water surging through the city of Manado and surrounding areas that swept away poorly-constructed houses and vehicles.

People waded through waist-deep water to get to safety, while some took to rubber dinghies to escape the rapidly rising flood waters.

Many of those displaced took shelter in government buildings and churches in the Christian pocket of Muslim-majority Indonesia.

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho described the flash floods as 'massive', adding the rains had also triggered numerous landslides across the mountainous region.

“Thirteen people were killed, two are missing and 40,000 people have been evacuated,” he said.

North Sulawesi province disaster agency chief Noldy Liow told AFP the death toll could rise, adding: “We expect more heavy rains in the next two to three days.”

Six districts and cities in North Sulawesi province were affected, said Nugroho, with the provincial capital Manado one of the worst-hit areas.

Liow said that the flooding and landslides took place across the province yesterday.

He said five people were killed by surging floodwaters in Manado; five were killed by landslides in Tomohon city; and the rest were killed in Minahasa district in landslides.

Indonesia is regularly affected by deadly floods and landslides during its wet season, which lasts for around six months.

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Indonesia floods leave 13 dead, tens of thousands displaced Manado

Rivers on the island’s northern tip overflowed and burst their banks, sending torrents of water surging through the city of Manado and surrounding areas that swept away poorly-constructed houses and vehicles.

People waded through waist-deep water to get to safety, while some took to rubber dinghies to escape the rapidly rising flood waters.

Many of those displaced took shelter in government buildings and churches in the Christian pocket of Muslim-majority Indonesia.

National disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho described the flash floods as “massive”, adding the rains had also triggered numerous landslides across the mountainous region.

“Thirteen people were killed, two are missing and 40,000 people have been evacuated,” he said.

North Sulawesi province disaster agency chief Noldy Liow said the death toll could rise, adding: “We expect more heavy rains in the next two to three days.”

Six districts and cities in North Sulawesi province were affected, said Nugroho, with the provincial capital Manado one of the worst-hit areas.

Liow said that the flooding and landslides took place across the province on Wednesday.

He said five people were killed by surging floodwaters in Manado; five were killed by landslides in Tomohon city; and the rest were killed in Minahasa district in landslides.

Indonesia is regularly affected by deadly floods and landslides during its wet season, which lasts for around six months.

Environmentalists blame logging and a failure to reforest denuded land for exacerbating the floods.

http://www.vietnambreakingnews.com/2014/01/indonesia-floods-leave-13-dead-tens-of-thousands-displaced-manado/

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Five villages in three tambons of Narathiwat’s Waeng district have been hit by flash floods following two days of continuous rain, reports said.

They are Buke village in tambon Lo Chud, Bang Khud and Tam Sao in tambon Kholo, and To Or and Mai Fat in tambon Kayula.

The five villages are 50-100 centimetres under water, affecting more than 1,000 households altogether.

Roads leading to these villages have been floods, but are still passable.

Preecha Nualnoy, the Waeng district chief, has sent a combine team of police, military and administrative officials to the flood-hit areas to provide assistance for the villagers in trouble.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/389163/floods-hit-narathiwat-waeng-district

 

DAVAO CITY (Updated) — At least two men were reported missing and more than 2,400 villagers were evacuated over the weekend after two days of rains flooded low-lying villages and set off minor landslides in Mindanao, officials said Sunday.

The men went missing while separately crossing rivers in the provinces of Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte, said Liza Mazo, a regional disaster-response official.

Heavy rains set off flooding in four provinces and on an island in the region, prompting army troops, police and local authorities to evacuate more than 2,400 villagers, she said.

Many of those evacuated were in Butuan City, where the Agusan River threatened to overflow and inundate 15 low-lying villages, Mazo said.

In Davao Region, the incessant rains caused landslides and flooding, affecting 491 families particularly in the provinces of Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley, and Davao City.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said in its latest bulletin that the low pressure area (LPA), spotted in the vicinity of Surigao del Sur, caused a landslide along the roadside of Sitio A1, Purok 6, El Salvador, New Corella, Davao del Norte around 2 p.m. of January 11 (Saturday). No casualties were reported.

In Davao City, the City Government evacuated 16 families from Barangay 19-A, as the water level of the Davao River rose Saturday night. The affected families returned home the following day after the water level subsided.

In Davao Oriental, the Manurigao Bridge broke, cutting off Caraga from Baganga towns, which are still recovering from Typhoon Pablo.

Flooding incidents also occurred in the municipalities of Asuncion, Kapalong and New Corella, Davao del Norte. No casualties were also reported.

The NDDRMC said he road in Purok 1, Km. 10 in Brgy Sagayen, Asuncion is not passable to light vehicles.

It said a total of 243 families with 1110 individuals in seven barangays in Davao del Norte were affected of the landslide and flooding in the municipalities of Asuncion (Barangays Sagayen and Cantan), New Corella (Barangay Purok 6, Poblacion, New Bohol, Mesaoy, and Del Pilar) and Kapalong (Barangays Pag-asa and Maniki).

In Compostela Valley, flooding has occurred in at least five towns.

A total of 238 families with 1,190 individuals were affected in the municipalities of Monkayo (Purok 2, Mt. Diwata), Laak (Kidawa), Nabunturan (Purok 8, Magsaysay and Purok 8, Magading), Montevista (Purok 5, New Visayas), and Compostela (Maparat).

The NDDRMC said two infrastructures in the province — the Bailey Bridge in Barangay Depot Upper Ulip and bank protection dike in Barangay Naboc both in municipality of Monkayo — were damaged.

The NDRRMC said the non-stop rains have been spawned by the LPA, which entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last Friday.

Although the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its latest bulletin Sunday night that there is no tropical cyclone within PAR, the Japan Meteorological Agency has already classified the LPA as a tropical depression…

But the Pagasa expects the weather to improve in about two days…

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/breaking-news/2014/01/12/2-missing-2400-evacuated-mindanao-floods-322853

 

Published on Jan 10, 2014

 

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Heavy rains slammed parts of Bolivia and Peru over the weekend, leaving two people dead and thousands of families affected by flooding, authorities said.

Local media reports say at least 8,000 families have been affected by the deluge.

The government has declared a state of emergency for 60 days in the Amazonian city of Quellouno, where a river overflowed and caused a mudslide that damaged some 70 homes and left hundreds homeless, according to local media reports.

Local weather services have predicted heavy rainfall in the Andes and Amazon regions for January.

http://rt.com/in-motion/peru-landslides-bolivia-flood-269/#.UtHNQM7NPVg.twitter

Published on Jan 11, 2014

Florida: nearly 2 ft of rain, massive flooding in Palm Beach County. Rescuers recover 2 bodies of the drowned. Hypoluxo, Delray Beach, Kings Point, Boynton Beach streets and roads covered with muddy water. Jan 10, 2014.

Heavy rainfall in Honduras over the past few days has led authorities to issue a red alert for the department of Atlántida and yellow for Colón by COPECO (Comisión Permanente de Contingencias), the disaster agency in Honduras.

Over 14cm of rain has fallen in 24 hours in the port city of Le Ceiba, Atlántida.

Several areas and around 20,000 residents are completely cut off from the outside world as a result of flood waters blocking transport connections. The flooding is mostly as a result of overflowing rivers across the region, including the Papaloteca River.

The areas worst affected in Atlántida include Nueva Armenia and El Zapote, and also some parts of La Ceiba.

In Colón, thousands of people are thought to be cut off in the town of Santa Fe. Also affected is the municiplaity of Balfate, where several rivers have burst their banks, including the Coco and the Esteban.

The region has also seen some strong winds and rough seas and 2 fishermen were missing for 2 days in rough seas. They have since been rescued. Strong winds have also damaged houses and trees.

Further rainfall is expected, raising the fears saturated ground and landslides. COPECO have recently issued a warning regarding high river levels and flood waters (translated below):

It is suggested to the population, especially in the interior of the country avoid crossing rivers, ravines, For since they can be swept away by floodwaters; particular care must be taken with the children.

Colón and Atlántida were hit by flooding that killed at least 4 people in early December 2013.

http://floodlist.com/america/thousands-stranded-floods-honduras

Civil Defense teams rescued 12 female teachers trapped in flash floods in a valley south of Makkah on Sunday.

Col. Saeed Sarhan, the department’s spokesman, said “The teachers were taken to a secure place before reuniting them with their relatives.”

He said the rescue operation began after the department’s officers received a call from the teachers’ relatives.

The department’s operations room received 416 calls for help since heavy rains ensued in the city.

“We have taken out five cars that were swept away by flash floods and saved three people inside them,” he said.

The spokesman urged Saudis and expatriates to keep away from valleys at times of heavy rain for their own safety and security.

http://www.arabnews.com/news/504341

Several areas here were hit by flash floods today after hours of continuous rain since 3pm.

The affected areas included Batu Kawa, Matang and Gita with roads under inches of flood waters.

However, the flood waters started to recede by 7pm and it was reported that no untoward incident happened during the flash floods.

The Meteorological Department has forecasted that the rainy weather will continue throughout Sarawak for a few more days.

http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/editorial/flash-floods-hit-kuching-1.455718

Torrential rain in Peru’s southern Andean Cusco region earlier this week led to landslides, severe flooding and around 16,000 people left isolated and several hundred homeless.

According to local authorities, the area has seen constant rainfall for the last 15 days, but it had been particularly heavy for around several hours on 31 December and 1 January. This resulted in dangerously high levels of the Quillabamba River, which eventually burst its banks on Wednesday 1 January 2014. Homes were damaged or destroyed and people were forced to evacuate.

The heavy rainfall also led to a landslide in a settlement near the Quellomayo river. Local media reports that as many as 100 people were affected, in particular around 25 homeless families who had made temporary accommodation near the landfall site. Six houses in the nearby village also collapsed and the flooding and landslide blocked local roads.

In the small town of Quellouno, in La Convencion province, the local mayor has declared a state of emergency after sever flooding there. The region is remote and flooding has left communities isolated. Emergency and rescue teams have been sent to the area and work has begun to repair and strengthen river banks.

The districts of Ocobamba in Chincheros province, and Yanatile in Calca provincehave also been affected by the heavy rainfall.

http://floodlist.com/america/floods-cusco-peru

Published on Jan 2, 2014

Brazil: A wave of flash flood waters hits a supermarket, knocks people down in Santa Teresa, state of Espírito Santo. Mini-tsunami was caused by a passing tractor. Dec 24, 2013 CCTV footage.