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- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- Europe/Northern Africa: Cold Wave - Jan 2012
- Central/Southern Europe: Floods - Nov 2010
- Albania: Floods - Dec 2009
- Albania: Earthquake - Sep 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Albania: Explosions - Mar 2008
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
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Flooding is a natural disaster that can damage large areas in the vicinity of rivers, and in the case of flash floods, also in the vicinity of smaller streams. The Global Risks Report 2017 (1) lists extreme weather events, of which flooding is the main risk in most countries, as the risk with the second highest potential impact and the highest likelihood of occurrence. It furthermore seems likely that climate change will aggravate flood impacts in many regions.
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Budapest, 25 March 2018 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning tens of thousands of people across the Balkans and Eastern Europe could be at risk from flooding as extreme weather is set to worsen this week.
A sudden rise in temperature has seen snow and ice thaw rapidly, swelling rivers and lakes. This combined with heavy rain has caused flooding across swathes of Europe including Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Montenegro and Romania.
This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.
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Description of the disaster
Heavy rainfall affected the territory of Albania starting on 30 November 2017. In some areas, the density of rain was 130 mm for two uninterrupted hours. The rivers levels have been rapidly increasing, the water channels were blocked by debris streams, leading to floods in urban and densely-populated areas.
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