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Published on Jan 19, 2014

Unstable weather continues to grip the UAE on Monday as the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) warns sailors of rough water in Arabian Gulf and Sea of Oman and motorists of reduced visibility caused by fresh winds blowing up dust.

Persistent scattered rainfall could also lead to water ponds, challenging motorists. Meanwhile, the Northern Emirates witnessed heavy to moderate rainfall accompanied by a significant decrease in temperatures and is expected to receive more showers today.

Rainwater gathered in low-lying areas and streets of Fujairah and the sky continues to be cloudy, promising more rain in the coming hours, reported Wam.

Similarly, Ras Al Khaimah received intermittent heavy rains on Sunday, causing cold weather as the temperature dropped. Rains filled the valleys in mountainous areas and flooded at least three homes.

Civil defence personnel were quick to arrive at the residences and suck the water out within a few hours, reported Emarat Al Youm.

A rockslide occurred on Jees Mountain Street in Ghalila valley on the north of Ras Al Khaimah, according to a report in Al Khaleej. No injuries have been reported as yet.

Schools in the emirate are closed, while police patrols have blocked streets that have flooded. The water currents was so strong that a lamppost fell across. But as the streets were deserted were no casualties.

However, there was one rainfall-related traffic accident in which an Asian truck driver was injured when he lost control of the vehicle on the slippery road on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, temperatures are expected to dip further to a minimum of just 5 degree centigrade in the mountains and a minimum of 8 degree C in internal areas.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/heavy-rain-hits-northern-emirates-rockslides-floods-and-accidents-2014-01-20-1.535376

The death toll from floods and landslides in the Visayas and Mindanao over the past few days reached 34 as of Friday morning, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said.

In its 6 a.m. update, the NDRRMC said 65 people were reported injured while seven were still missing in Regions 9, 10, 11 and Caraga.

Also, the NDRRMC said bad weather conditions from the low pressure area affected at least 97,153 families or 463,527 people in 467 barangays in 72 towns in 14 provinces.

Of these, 44,316 families or 212,661 people were displaced and brought to 358 evacuation centers.

Before midday Friday, however, the low-pressure area (LPA) intensified into a tropical depression – Agaton – and is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the Eastern and Central Visayas, PAGASA said. Eastern Visayas is still reeling from the effects of super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) which struck last November and left a large swathe of destruction.

In a press conference aired on GMA News TV’s Balitanghali on Friday, NDRRMC spokesman Rey Balido warned the public of more landslides and flash floods due to Tropical Depression Agaton…

In Iligan City in Lanao del Norte, people were on their toes for possible flash floods, according to a report on GMA News TV’s News To Go on Friday, as rain continued to lash the area.

The Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) Region 10 noted at least 2,727 families or more than 13,000 people were affected by flooding in Iligan, the report said. Of these, 830 families were still in evacuation centers, it added.

“The rains come to this region around this time, but this year has been terrible,” John Uayan, an operations official for the government agency, told Agence France-Presse.

In Ormoc City in Leyte, some ferry boats were not allowed to set sail due to bad weather, according to a separate report on News To Go.
Most passengers stranded at the pier were on their way to Cebu City for the Sinulog Festival on Sunday.
In Agusan del Sur, the flood has subsided but mud remains in the area.
Students and teachers started cleaning some schools, particularly mud-filled classrooms. The flood destroyed books and other school materials.

In Bunawan, Agusan del Sur the local government belied scary text messages saying there were crocodiles sighted in marshlands.

On Thursday, Malacañang said President Benigno Aquino III has no plans yet to visit the flood-hit areas…

“But primarily, his directive was to ensure that they get the proper help,” she said in a separate press conference.
Before the LPA intensified into a storm, Aquino has already issued directives to the NDRRMC to “work very closely” with local DRRMCs to “make sure that the proper technical assistance is rendered,” she added.


Classes in all levels were suspended in Siargao Island, Agusan del Norte and Dinagat Islands Friday, state-run Philippine Information Agency reported.

At least 1,086 passengers were stranded in ports in Bicol and Central Visayas Thursday evening, and bad weather forced three vessels to ran aground Wednesday and Thursday.

Flights were also canceled, according to the the Department of Transportation and Communication, noting at least 16 domestic flights were not allowed as of Friday morning.

Cebu Pacific and PAL Express had eights flights each canceled to and from Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao, the department said.

In an 11 a.m. notice, PAL said the latest cancellations included flights to and from Butuan Manila, Legaspi, and Surigao.

Meanwhile, at least two ships and a barge ran aground in Visayas due to the bad weather, according to a report on News To Go.
The report said passenger ferry M/V Joyful Stars from Maasim City in Southern Leyte and cargo vessel M/V Subic Bay from Mindanao ran aground only 30 meters from each other.
In Barangay Manoc-Manoc in Boracay, Aklan, a barge carrying sacks of rice and vegetables ran aground off shore, the report said. Smaller boats responded and carried the goods to the shore.

Fatalities

The most recent fatalities, according to NDRRMC, were:

  • Norvin Alvarez, 24, Bangol, Tarragona, Davao Oriental (landslide)
  • Ana Marie Noble Ocite, 2, Kaimpungan, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur (drowning)
  • Lisa Moreno, 39, Nueva Era, Bunawan, Surigao del Norte.

At least 57 roads and 21 bridges were still not passable in Regions 9, 10, 11 and Caraga.

Some 602 houses were destroyed and 713 were damaged.

The NDRRMC said 14 bridges, 44 roads and eight public infrastructure facilities were also damaged in Regions 10, 11 and Caraga.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/344235/news/nation/floods-continue-to-ravage-visayas-and-mindanao-ndrrmc-pagasa

At least 13 people have been reported to be killed in flash floods and landslides due to continuous torrential rain in North Sulawesi province of Indonesia.

According to National Disaster Mitigation Agency of Indonesia spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, People and rescuers in Sangihe district of North Sulawesi province dug through debris with their bare hands and shovels and pulled two bodies from the mud while 11 others were found in the water late Wednesday.

Rivers in five other districts of the province were overflowing which led to more than 1000 houses being flooded. About 40000 people have fled to temporary shelters.

A low pressure in southern Philippines brought torrential rain. Besides this low pressure, the convergence of the impact of low pressure in North Australia which is pushing the clouds to North Sulawesi territory is also a reason for continuous rain.

Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 17,000 islands witnesses seasonal downpours that often bring floods and landslides in Indonesia. Indonesia is home to 240 million people.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/weather/floods-landslides-claim-13-livesindonesia_1026068.html?utm_source=ref_article

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Published on Jan 16, 2014

Floods and landslides due to heavy rains in a northern central Indonesian province killed at least 13 people and forced 40,000 from their homes, the government’s disaster agency said Thursday. Two people remain missing.

The torrential rains in North Sulawesi, a province on the northern tip of the island of Sulawesi, have overwhelmed rivers, causing flooding that has swept away houses and vehicles, according to the spokesman of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency.

Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho cited low-pressure areas above the Philippines’ southern waters and the northern part of Australia as the cause of the heavy rains. North Sulawesi is south of the Philippines’ southern island of Mindanao, where rains and landslides had killed 25 and affected nearly 300,000 as of late Wednesday.

Floods simultaneously hit regencies and towns in North Sulawesi, namely the city of Manado, North Minahasa Regency, the city of Tomohon, Minahasa and South Minahasa regencies,” Mr. Sutopo said.

Heavy rains have killed dozens and displaced tens of thousands in some parts of Indonesia since the rainy season began in October. The season generally lasts until April, with the heaviest rains usually in January and February…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgcDoCmbCNM

The death toll from flooding that destroyed a small town in southeastern Brazil reached 12, as four more bodies were found, authorities said Tuesday.

The flooding in Sao Paulo state’s Itaoca town was sparked by a severe rainstorm that started Sunday, causing the local Palmital River to burst its banks and inundate several neighbourhoods, Xinhua reported.

About 10 percent of residents were forced to leave their homes due to rising flood waters. The surge also collapsed three small dams, making it difficult to access the town.

Authorities said 100 houses were damaged in Itaoca, and another 50 in the neighbouring town of Apiai. They also warned that the death toll could rise in the next few days as 10 residents remain unaccounted for. Rescue teams are using rescue dogs to search for survivors.

The town has been declared a disaster zone, and Sao Paulo Governor Geraldo Alckmin, who flew over the devastated town early in the day, said it will be necessary to rebuild Itaoca.

“Our priority now is saving lives and searching for the missing people. The second phase will be rebuilding the town, its bridges, unblocking highways.

There are neighbourhods that are still isolated,” the governor said. Such summer rainstorms are very common in Brazil, especially in its southeastern and southern regions.

Less than a month ago, in the state of Espirito Santo, the state capital Vitoria was flooded, leaving 20 people dead and thousands homeless.

http://www.manipalworldnews.com/2014/01/15/rio-de-janeiro-flood-brazil-claims-12-lives/

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.

http://news.malaysia.msn.com/tmi/indonesia-floods-leave-13-dead-tens-of-thousands-displaced-6 

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.