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Thousands cut off by floods in Piura Region, Peru

Heavy rainfall over the last few days has caused flooding in parts of Piura Region in norther Peru.

The country's National Institute of Civil Defence (INDECI) reported on 02 March 2021 that as a result of intense rainfall, there was damage to roads, homes and public buildings in the districts of Tambogrande, Las Loma, Chulucanas and Canchaque. In a report of 04 March INDECI said parts of Máncora and San Miguel de El Faique districts were also affected. Media reported that areas of the city of Piura were also flooded.

In total 182 homes have been damaged and 5 destroyed, according to INDECI figures. Three health facility buildings have also been damaged.

The worst hit areas are in Tambogrande district where as many as 14,000 people have been cut off after roads were flooded in areas around Malingas, according to media reports.


Environmental disasters across globe in February 2021

At least 51 people killed when glacier breaks in northern India, Europe's tallest active volcano Mt. Etna erupts

February saw a host of environmental disasters, including floods in Turkey and Japan, a powerful volcanic eruption in Italy's Mt. Etna, and heavy monsoon rains in Indonesia.

Here is a timeline compiled by Anadolu Agency.

Feb. 1:

- The US northeast is in the midst of a massive snow storm with some areas expected to receive up to 2 feet of snow.

Feb. 2:

- Heavy rainfall in western Turkey floods some parts of Izmir province, leaving two dead.


Major flooding continues South as new storm to bring snow to California and Southwest

Loose marina floats down Kentucky River

Loose marina floats down Kentucky River
There are 18 states are on alert for flooding on Wednesday.

Rivers continue to flow out of their banks from Texas to West Virginia where 18 states are on alert for flooding on Wednesday.

The Kentucky River and Ohio River are most at risk for major to moderate flooding to continue for the next several days as entire towns continue to be submerged under water in Kentucky where a state of emergency has been declared.

The rain, however, should stay away from the flooded region for the next several days.

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Deadly floods and landslides in Colombia - at least 4 people killed

Civil Defence Search Operations in Rivera,
© Civil Defence Colombia
Civil Defence Search Operations in Rivera, Huil, Colombia March 2021.
Recent heavy rainfall in Colombia has caused flooding and landslides in which at least 4 people have died.

In Huila Department, emergency teams recovered 3 bodies from a vehicle that had become trapped in flood waters of the Frio River in the municipality of Rivera on 01 March 2021. According to Colombia's Civil Defence, the deceased included the consul of Panama. Firefighters were able to rescue the driver and two passengers.

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Body of woman buried by landslide retrieved in the Philippines

The body of 70-year-old Rizalda Matambonoy was found buried in the mud after a landslide occurred in Purok 22, Barangay Mt. Diwata, a gold rush site in the municipality of Monkayo in Davao de Oro province on Tuesday, Mar. 2.

In the latest video posted by the Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (BDRRMC) of Mt. Diwata, the responders used an excavator to retrieve the body of Matambonoy.

Residents in the village were shocked seeing mud and rocks rushing down the slope Monday afternoon.

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Devastating storm lashes Brisbane, Australia - nearly 3 inches of rain in half an hour - streets turn into rivers - power out for 18,000 homes - trees felled

A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD

A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD
A severe storm has hit Brisbane, leaving up to 18,000 homes without power and flooding the Pacific Motorway in the CBD.

Greenbank, south of Brisbane, recorded 73mm in the 30 minutes to 5pm while Michelton recorded 61mm in half an hour.

'These thunderstorms are moving towards the north to northeast,' the Bureau of Meteorology said about the severe storm hitting Brisbane.

'They are forecast to affect Narangba, Burpengary and Beachmere by 6.20pm and Caboolture, Wamuran and Beerburrum by 6:50pm.'

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Floods in Grande Do Sul, Brazil after a month's worth of rain in 2 hours

Floods in Lagoa Vermelha, March 2021.
© Civil Defence Rio Grande do Sul
Floods in Lagoa Vermelha, March 2021.
Heavy rainfall hit the municipality of Lagoa Vermelha in the state of Grande do Sul, southern Brazil, from late 01 March 2021. Strong winds and lightning were also reported.

Flooding damaged homes and roads. After carrying out initial assessments, the municipal government said at least 32 houses were severely damaged, some even destroyed, leaving families homeless. The municipality is considering declaring a state of emergency as a result of the damage.

Much of the damage was in the neighbourhood of Rodrigues. Centro, Gaúcha, Medianeira, Gentil and São Sebastião neighbourhoods were also badly affected.

Civil Defence reported rainfall totals of 112.2 mm in just two hours. Local observers suggested the rainfall was over 220mm. The city would see around 118 mm of rain during a typical February.

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Damaging flash floods in Catamarca, Argentina - 3.5 inches of rain in an hour

A severe storm brought torrential rainfall to Catamarca Province, Argentina, on 01 March 2021. Severe damages were reported in the city of Catamarca.

Warnings for severe weather were issued and the Civil Defence Directorate asked residents to stay in their homes "in the face of the strong storm in the Central Valley area and inland towns."

Local media reported 90 mm of rain in 1 hour in the city of Catamarca. Buildings, road and infrastructure were damaged and power and drinking water supply cut. Around 20 families were evacuated and over 240 buildings damaged including a the San Juan Bautista Hospital.

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Vehicles swept away by flash floods in Tétouan, Morocco - 4 inches of rain in 9 hours

Heavy rain caused dramatic flash flooding in the city of Tétouan in northern Morocco on 01 March 2021.

Roads and infrastructure were damaged and fast flowing flood waters and debris swept through streets dragging along vehicles.

Local government reported 100 mm of rain in 9 hours to the afternoon of 01 March which caused rivers and drainage channels to overflow.

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High water rescues after flash floods in Kentucky - 5 inches of rain in 24 hours

A truck can be seen passing Miller Creek Road
© Ryan C. Hermens | Lexington Herald-Leader
A truck can be seen passing Miller Creek Road in Estill County as floodwaters cover it.
A flash flood emergency has been declared for parts of Kentucky, USA, after heavy rainfall from 28 February. Several locations in the state saw more than 5 inches (127mm) of rain in 24 hours to early 01 March 2021.

Flash flooding affected parts of Kentucky and Tennessee on 28 February. Local media reported several high water rescues, mostly involving motorists attempting to drive through flood water.

The National Weather Service (NWS) declared a "Flash Flood Emergency" for parts of Todd County.

NWS Paducah, KY said: "A Flash Flood Emergency has been issued for Todd County KY. This is an extremely dangerous, life-threatening situation unfolding for the Elkton, KY and surrounding areas of the county. Do not attempt to travel in this area unless you are fleeing an area subject to evacuations."