Flash Flood

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21 Feb 2017 description

Lead Author
Aaron Opdyke
PhD Candidate | Construction Engineering and Management
USAID/OFDA Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Fellow
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder

Foreword

21 Feb 2017 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines, which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment of displacement incidents in Mindanao for each month. Displacement incidents were collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

20 Feb 2017 description

Description of the disaster

Since the beginning of the month of November 2016, rains and winds have hit the town of Gemena, headquarters of the province of Sud-Ubangi. Gemena town is located 3 hours by air (979 Km) from the town of Kinshasa with a total population of 350,511 people (source: Provincial Mayor).

On 9 November 2016, rain and violent winds intensified, causing extensive floods in the Gemena neighbourhoods located on the banks of rivers Mombonga, Sukia and Labo.

20 Feb 2017 description

People in American Samoa are being warned of flash flooding and high winds which could down power lines.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

20 Feb 2017 description
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By Suherdjoko

Flooding has struck several areas in Central Java over recent days, displacing thousands of local residents and cutting off access via main roads.

For the last two days, the overflowing Pemali, Cisaranggung and Babakan rivers have damaged embankments, causing flooding in several areas, including Brebes, Wanasari, Banjarharjo, Losari and Jatibarang.

19 Feb 2017 description

Como parte de la fase de recuperación de Salgar, después de la avenida torrencial del pasado 18 de mayo de 2015, 74 familias que fueron afectadas en el sector Simón Bolívar, recibirán a mediados de marzo sus viviendas nuevas, las cuales hacen parte del proyecto La Florida. Este proyecto que consta de 186 soluciones habitacionales será entregado en su totalidad en el mes de mayo.

Junto con las obras de vivienda, La Florida ya cuenta con la construcción e instalación de una red de alcantarillado para la descarga de aguas lluvias.

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria requires dedicated funding to implement new innovative complementary activities that contribute to resilience and improve food security in the camps

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 6.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months (January-June 2017).

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2017 description

QUEZON CITY, Feb. 16 - To show that the Social Security System (SSS) cares for its members and pensioners, the pension fund distributed relief goods to 1,000 families from four barangays in Bicol- Magurang, Alnay, Basud and Gabon- which were affected by typhoon Nina last February 11, 2017.

17 Feb 2017 description
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By Suherdjoko

Floods inundated several areas in Pati and Semarang, Central Java, on Wednesday.

Residents in Mintobasuki village, Pati, who have refused to leave their homes, have had to travel around by boat for the past two weeks, including to get to polling stations as they cast their ballots for a new regent.

The road that links Sukolilo to Gabus was also inundated causing a truck to veer off the road into nearby rice fields.

“This area is prone to floods so every house has a boat,” said Munawaroh, a resident of Mintobasuki.

16 Feb 2017 description
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Natural disaster events from 14 January 2017 to 6 February 2017

16 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP concluded its emergency support to the El Nino-affected populations in central Mindanao.

  • Pepsi Corporation donated funds for the school meals programme. The contribution will help provide hot, nutritious lunch meals to thousands of children from conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Operational Updates

16 Feb 2017 description

16/02/2017 Yangon, Myanmar

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today announced that it has successfully delivered emergency assistance to more than six thousand rural households across Rakhine State, a region of Myanmar where nearly half the population is engaged in the agriculture sector.

In order to avoid food insecurity and improve self-sufficiency, following two years of flooding and inter-communal violence, more than 26 000 farmers have received some 200 tonnes of high quality seeds and more than 500 tonnes of fertilizer.

16 Feb 2017 description
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This map illustrates the estimated total precipitation accumulation for Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The total estimate was derived from the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) dataset at a spatial resolution of approximately 10km, and covers the period from 13 to 16 (10:00 UTC) February 2017. The average precipitation during February is usually 193 mm in Mozambique and 130 mm in Zimbabwe. It is possible that precipitation levels may have been underestimated for local areas, and are not a substitute for ground station measurements.
Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

15 Feb 2017 description
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Nairobi, 15 February 2017

1. Brief description of the emergency and impact

15 Feb 2017 description
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By Panca Nugraha

Flash floods that took place in several parts of Sambelia district in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, over the weekend have inundated residential areas and displaced around 500 people.

High-intensity rainfall on Lombok Island from Friday to Saturday caused floods that cut access to some locations, the head of the Regional Disaster Management Agency's (BPBD) West Nusa Tenggara office Muhammad Rum said.

14 Feb 2017 description

Sri Lanka Government Prioritises Achieving Zero Hunger And Zero Undernutrition

COLOMBO  –  Concluding a three-day mission to Sri Lanka, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, joined government, civil society, the private sector, academia and the UN community in the launch of the National Strategic Review on Food Security and Nutrition – Towards Zero Hunger. Cousin praised the efforts of the Government to place food and nutrition security at the core of the country’s development agenda. 

14 Feb 2017 description

The year 2016 has been a tough year for Vietnam.

Impoverished by the worst drought and salt water intrusion in more than 90 years that lasted for 24 months since late 2014 affecting 2 million people in 18 provinces (UN Viet Nam, 27th Oct 2016), the long-awaited monsoon rain brought the country into the other extreme: 5 consecutive floods in just 2 months affecting 18 provinces, causing 134 deaths and landing 1 million people in need of recovery assistance. (UN Viet Nam Sit. Report 1, 31st Dec 2016).