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08 Oct 2018 description

Northern seasonal rains forecast to typically subside and likely timely onset for October rains

KEY MESSAGES

  • The June to September seasonal rains gradually subsided in late September, marking the cessation of persistent well aboveaverage rainfall amounts across most of the northern sector, which led to widespread flooding in Sudan. However, some areas of the region experienced significant cumulative seasonal deficits, including some central areas of Ethiopia, eastern and central South Sudan, and northern and eastern Uganda.

07 Oct 2018 description
infographic US Geological Survey

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities. Some casualties are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.

Green alert for economic losses. There is a low likelihood of damage.

11 Sep 2018 description

Hurricane response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing storm-tide sensors at key locations in Puerto Rico from Cabo Rojo to Naguabo in advance of Hurricane Isaac. Under a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the USGS plans to deploy about 20 sensors along the island’s coast

11 Sep 2018 description

KEY MESSAGES

  • During the month of August, Sudan continued to receive significantly above-average rainfall, which caused additional widespread flooding, fatalities, livestock and crop losses, and infrastructure damage. As moderate to localized heavy rainfall is forecast over the next two weeks, particularly in southern areas, a heightened flood-risk is expected through mid-September.

08 Sep 2018 description
infographic US Geological Survey

Yellow alert for economic losses. Some Estimated Economic Losses damage is possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Estimated economic losses are less than 1% of GDP of China. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities. There is a low likelihood of casualties.

19 Aug 2018 description
infographic US Geological Survey

Yellow alert for shaking-related fatalities. Estimated Economic Losses Some casualties are possible and the impact should be relatively localized. Past events with this alert level have required a local or regional level response.

Green alert for economic losses. There is a low likelihood of damage.

19 Aug 2018 description
infographic US Geological Survey

Green alert for shaking-related fatalities and economic losses. There is a low likelihood of casualties and damage.

18 Aug 2018 description

Key Messages

  • Since mid-July, persistent and well above-average seasonal rains in Sudan caused significant levels of flooding. According to reports, over 45,000 people have been affected in West Kordofan, Kassala, El Gezira, Sennar, and Northern states. Meanwhile, large areas of western Ethiopia, southeastern South Sudan, and northern Uganda have experienced significant rainfall deficits for the past month, resulting in soil and crop moisture stress.

10 Aug 2018 description

This map illustrates satellite-detected potentially affected settlements over Tanjung and Pemenang Districts, in Lombok Utara Regency, as of 7 August 2018, after the 6.9 earthquake, that stroke Lombok Island on 5 August 2018. The analysis was conducted using post-event Pleiades satellite imagery acquired on 7 and 8 August 2018. UNITAR-UNOSAT analysis shows an estimation of the settlement size (Hamlet, Little village and Major village) associated to a damage level (Moderately damaged, severely damaged and Destroyed).

25 Apr 2018 description

Sea-level rise and wave-driven flooding will negatively impact freshwater resources on many low-lying atoll islands in such a way that many could be uninhabitable in just a few decades.

According to a new study published in Science Advances, scientists found that such flooding not only will impact terrestrial infrastructure and habitats, but, more importantly, it will also make the limited freshwater resources non-potable and, therefore, directly threaten the sustainability of human populations.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The water point map viewer, which monitors 234 water points from Mali to Somalia, will help a range of government and non-government actors understand the current availability of water for livestock and human consumption. This will inform food security analysis, humanitarian assistance planning, and a range of other activities