Violent storms and flash flooding triggered by heavy rain have affected the south east African countries of Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique over the last few days. Over 20 people have reportedly died since 09 January, 2019.
Malawi’s Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA) reported on 11 January that flash floods in the capital Lilongwe, Central Region, have caused severe material damage, affecting around 600 people. No fatalities have been reported.
Nigeria’s Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) has warned communities in Kebbi, Niger, Kwara, Kogi, Anambra, Delta and Bayelsa states that increasingly high river levels could cause major flooding. At least 3 major dams have started releasing water as high flow from the upper catchment of the Niger basin continues to move downstream to Nigeria.
Floods in Niger, Kano and Nasarawa States
Flooding has already affected the states of Niger, Kano and Nasarawa in central and northern Nigeria over the last few days.
3 AUGUST, 2018 BY RICHARD DAVIES
A fresh wave of flooding in the north east Indian state of Assam began on 02 August, 2018. This follows an earlier wave of flooding that began in June which left over 30 people dead and 200,000 displaced.
Around 90,000 people have been affected in 9 districts since 02 August, with 3 people dead and around 25,000 displaced. The Dhansiri river in Golaghat district has exceeded its previous highest ever flood level by almost 30 cm.
1 AUGUST, 2018 BY RICHARD DAVIES
Overflowing rivers have caused severe flooding in parts of South East Asia over the last few days. Around 8,000 people have evacuated their homes in parts of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.