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Indonesia - Floods (ECHO 13 Aug 2020)
Pubdate: 8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM
  • On 10-11 August, flooding affected Sulawesi island, specifically Central, and South Sulawesi Provinces.
  • According to the Asean Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA), in Pinrang Regency (South Sulawesi), at least 350 housing units were damaged by flooding, leaving 1,000 affected people.
  • In Parigi Moutong Regency (Central Sulawesi), flood waters affected at least 1,465 people, while damage assessment is still ongoing. 
  • No heavy rainfall is forecast over the already affected Provinces on 13-14 August.

(8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM - 8/14/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Italy - Landslide (ECHO 13 Aug 2020)
Pubdate: 8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM
  • A landslide occurred on 12 August in Chiareggio Locality (Sondrio Province, northern Lombardy region), resulting in fatalities. 
  • According to media, three people died and two were injured after a landslide event triggered by heavy rainfall. 180 people (residents as well as tourists) have been evacuated.
  • Rainfall is forecast over northern Lombardy on 13-14 August.

(8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM - 8/14/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Forest fires danger forecast (ECHO 13 Aug 2020)
Pubdate: 8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM
  • Very high danger in Portugal, central and south SpainFrance,Belgium,The Netherland,GermanyItaly,CroatiaGreeceCyprus, central and southern Turkey.
  • High danger in northern Sweden, EastRomania,Bulgaria.

(8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM - 8/14/2020 9:30:00 AM)
UK - Severe weather (ECHO 13 Aug 2020)
Pubdate: 8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM
  • Severe weather, including thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, caused flooding and landslides across areas of Scotland, resulting in casualties.
  • According to media, three people died and six others were injured due to a train derailment caused by flooding and landslides in Aberdeenshire.
  • In Fire, over 200 people were evacuated after flooding and landslides occurred in the area. Several roads were blocked by floodwaters in the outskirts of Edinburgh.
  • Drier conditions are forecast over Scotland on 13-14 August.

(8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM - 8/14/2020 9:30:00 AM)
India - Monsoon rains update
Pubdate: 8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM
  • Rainfall and widespread flooding due to the Southwest Monsoon continue to affect most of the States of India. The death toll reached 868 people throughout the country.
  • The National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI) reports, as of 12 August, nearly 700,000 evacuated people, and around 14,350,000 affected people across the country. The worst affected States remain Bihar, with 7,718,000 affected people and more than 545,000 displaced, and Assam, with nearly 5,690,000 affected and approximately 81,700 displaced.
  • Several States was also affected by landslides, in particular Kerala, Assam, Karnataka, and Arunachal Pradesh. The most recent landslide occurred in Idduki District (Kerala) on 8 August, leading to at least 55 fatalities.
  • Over the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall is forecast over most of the country, except over south-eastern, and northwestern States. Very heavy rainfall is forecast over northeastern, and central States, as well as over southwestern coastal areas.

(8/13/2020 12:59:00 PM - 8/14/2020 9:30:00 AM)
 
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