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On 4 October 2017, according to the National Hurricane Center, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible over portions of Central America from the Tropical Depression 16. Forecasts indicate the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, then across…
Affected countries: Rwanda
On 17th September 2017, at around 15:30 local time, the districts of Rusizi, Nyamasheke, Huye and Bugesera, Gicumbi, Ngoma, Kirehe, Rubavu and Nyabihu experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms, which resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands. The affected areas are…
Affected countries: Hungary
On 21 June 2017, hailstorm and heavy rains hit several parts of Hungary. The village of Megyaszó in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County and villages scattered around the county capital Kecskemét in Bács-Kiskun County were particularly affected, with roofs, windows and vegetable gardens destroyed or…
Affected countries: Rwanda
On 1st April 2017 at 3:00 pm, Gatsibo district located in the Eastern Province of Rwanda experienced heavy rainfall associated with heavy storms which, resulted in destruction of houses and community farm lands in Kiramuruzi Sector Nyabisindu Cell. The affected area is located 36 kilometers from…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
Since January 2017, the Central African Republic has been experiencing series of violent winds. The cities of Mbaïki, Ndolobo, Ndjoh, Lambi and Bossembelé centers located respectively 107 km, 125 km and 157 km from Bangui, faced since 16 March 2017, violent winds following heavy rains, causing…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Continuous heavy rains and record-breaking snow fall have caused widespread flooding across three districts in Balochistan, from 17 to 22 January 2017. The government declared an emergency in the most impacted districts and demanded assistance for roughly 60,000 affected people in the province. On…
In the afternoon of 6 August 2016, torrential rains caused flash floods in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, severely affecting the populated areas and agricultural regions in Skopje and Tetovo. This led to loss of human lives and great material damage such as destroyed ring-roads,…
Affected countries: Myanmar
Rains since the beginning of June caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people were affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total…
Affected countries: China
In June 2016, severe weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and hail, affected the central and southern areas of the country, causing casualties and damage. According to national authorities, five people have died, one has gone missing, 11 have been injured, over 3 600 people have been…
Affected countries: Pakistan
Heavy rainfall and deadly windstorms hit Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Lahore and other parts of the country on 1 June, claiming at least 15 lives and injuring 173 people. (Alhasan Systems, 6 Jun 2016) Heavy rain also affected the city of Quetta (Balochistan province) on 27 June, causing…
Affected countries: Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Several Central American countries have been affected by floods and landslides since June 2016. The situation was compounded by hurricane Otto, which struck Central America at the end of November. In Mexico, several states were affected by floods triggered by heavy rains in August 2016. The…
Since November 2015, severe weather brought on by El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO,) including heavy rains, floods, flash floods and landslides significantly hit South America. In Venezuela, due to rains in July 2016, 153 homes were affected in the State of Miranda, of which 56 were in…
Affected countries: Central African Republic
On 24 Apr 2015, continuous storms resulted in extensive flooding, destruction of houses and loss of household belongings in several districts of Berbérati in south-western Central African Republic. According to a rapid assessment carried out by the local committee of the Red Cross, 210 households…
Affected countries: United Republic of Tanzania
On 3 Mar 2015, hail storms accompanied by strong winds and heavy rainfall hit the villages of Mwakata, Magung’unhwa and Nhumbi in Msalala district, in Tanzania's northwestern Shinyanga region, killing 47 people. According to the Tanzania Red Cross Society, up to 5,000 people have been…
Affected countries: Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Heavy seasonal rains starting in January 2014 triggered floods and landslides in several departments across Bolivia, affecting at least 21,000 families. The Government declared a national state of emergency on 27 Jan (Gov, 27 Jan 2014). By 20 Feb, 58,040 families in all of the country's nine…
Affected countries: occupied Palestinian territory
The announced heavy rain fall and snow storms hit the West Bank and Gaza on 10 December 2013 and are still affecting the Palestinian population in West Bank and Palestine. The heavy rain and snow has generated floods in several parts of Palestine and thousands of families have been evacuated from…
Affected countries: Armenia
Between 12 to 17 May 2013, devastating hail storms damaged almost all yield capacity of more than half of the communities in Armenia's Armavir region. The disaster affected 46 communities, 12,800 households and over 5,000 hectares of agricultural lands in the region. More than 7,100 households…
Affected countries: Argentina
A severe local storm on the night of 2 Apr 2013 caused heavy flooding in La Plata, the capital of the Buenos Aires province in Argentina. The flooding affected over 350,000 people, led to mass evacuations and caused 52 deaths. (IFRC, 12 Apr 2013)
Affected countries: Georgia
On 24 Mar 2013, strong wind and storms affected the eastern and western parts of Georgia. 350 houses were damaged and the roofs of about 20 schools were broken or ripped off. Tens of thousands of households were left without electricity in various parts of the country. (IFRC, 29 Mar 2013)
Affected countries: Bangladesh
A tornado ripped through more than a dozen rural villages in eastern Bangladesh in the district of Brahmanbaria on 22 Mar 2013, killing at least 26 people, severely injuring 388 and affecting 1,633 families. More than 1,400 houses were destroyed and more than 100 homes damaged. (IFRC, 27 Mar 2013)