Overall Green alert Flood
in South Africa

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100350
Death: 3
Displaced: -
Countries: South Africa
From - To 02 Feb - 09 Feb

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Gauteng Province, South Africa, February 2020Torrential downpours in South Africa have caused havoc on roads around Johannesburg and Gauteng Province and damaged homes in Soweto and Alexandra, prompting 200 families to evacuate according to media reports, which also said 3 people had died.Fri 7 Feb 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2015. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 202 | About casualties: 7 | Last hour: 0

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers still hasn't responded to plea ... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 22:59:00 +0100.

Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers was facing mounting criticism tonight over her response to flood-hit communities after it emerged that she had still not responded to calls for an ‘‘emergency summit’’ three months on from last year’s
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Flood rescue in Australia results in helicopter landing on houseboat i ... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:11:00 +0100.

said on Facebook that one of its crews were called to assist a houseboat near Gunderman in New South Wales state. The houseboat had reportedly drifted about 18 miles down the river with a large tree lodged underneath the vessel, anchor and
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Flood alerts are in effect for 17 MILLION as slow moving storm dumps r ... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:52:00 +0100.

In eastern Mississippi, officials in Starkville said the water at Oktibbeha County Lake had once again reached a critical level just weeks after heavy rains caused a mudslide that put the earthen dam in danger of failing. Pumps had been use
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Ugly building will keep trains running, but Shore town says it’ll ruin ... Wed, 12 Feb 2020 15:22:00 +0100.

By Steve Strunsky | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com About 11,500 mostly Monmouth and Ocean County commuters rely on NJ Transit’s North Jersey Coast Line to spare them the mystifying slowdowns, frustration, and road rage that otherwise can come
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (32), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),