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Heavy rains kill 3 in Hai,Tanzania - over 4,000 displaced

Three people are presumed dead, and nearly 4,000 have been displaced due to flooding after heavy rains pounded Weru-Weru and Masama wards in Hai District in the past few days.

The three people were in a family vehicle that was washed away by floods following a heavy rainfall, which hit the district on April 21 and swept away the Namwi river banks.

District officials say efforts to recover their bodies were still ongoing.

Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Anna Mnghwira said yesterday that the floods have destroyed nearly 700 homes, leaving over 4,000 people homeless.


Thousands affected by rising levels of Lake Tanganyika, Burundi

Lake Tanganyika from Bujumbura to Congo hills
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Lake Tanganyika from Bujumbura to Congo hills
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) reported on 25 April 2021 that flooding from the rising Lake Tanganyika had affected thousands of families in areas of Burundi over the last few weeks.

Levels of the lake have been slowly rising since February 2021. Heavy rainfall since the start of April has worsened the situation with further rainfall predicted until mid-May.

As of 19 April 2021, the level of Lake Tanganyika at the port of Bujumbura stood at 776.45 metres above sea level. The average level is 772.7 metres. Media said if the level exceeds 777 metres, areas around Bujumbura port will be flooded.

UNOCHA reported around 8,000 families have been affected and 2,000 displaced by flooding in lakeside communities including Bugarama, Kanyenkoko, Muhuta, Nyanza-Lac, Gatumba, Rukaramu, Kibenga, Gisyo and Kabondo.


Dozens rescued after rivers overflow in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Flood rescues in Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 2021.
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Flood rescues in Cochabamba, Bolivia, April 2021.
Overflowing rivers have caused flooding in several areas of Cochabamba Department in central Bolivia over the last few days.

Civil Defence and the Bolivian Navy evacuated families in the municipality of Ivirgarzama and surrounding areas after flooding began from late 23 April 2021.

Flooding also blocked parts of the Cochabamba - Santa Cruz highway (National Route 4) at the Chimoré-Ivirgarzama sector, causing major transport disruptions. A bus and several other vehicles were trapped in the waters and than 50 passengers and motorists had to be rescued.

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14,000 people hit by floods in Oriximiná, Pará, Brazil

Floods in Oriximiná, Para, Brazil, April 2021
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Floods in Oriximiná, Para, Brazil, April 2021
Authorities in the municipality of Oriximiná in the state of Pará, northern Brazil, declared an emergency on 22 April after days of flooding.

Flooding first struck around 19 April 2021 after the Trombetas river broke its banks.

As of 22 April, the municipal government said flooding approximately 14,020 people are directly affected. An estimated 3,000 homes were flooded and affected in some way. In the city of Oriximiná, streets, businesses, public buildings and infrastructure also suffered damage. Surrounding rural areas along the river also experienced flooding. The municipal government said dozens of communities were affected, with homes, schools, livestock and crops damaged.

Last month authorities declared an emergency situation after flooding in the municipality of Rio Maria in Pará.

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Floods and landslides displace hundreds in Quiché, Guatemala

Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
Flash floods in Quiche, Guatemala, April 2021.
The disaster agency in Guatemala (CONRED) reported heavy rain caused flooding and landslides parts of Quiché Department over the last few days. Over 165 homes have been damaged and 1,500 people displaced.

The National Institute for Seismology, Vulcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology of Guatemala (Insivumeh) recorded 135.9 mm of rain at Playa Grande Ixcan, Quiché Department on 18 April 2021.

The heavy rain caused 4 landslides in Chicamán municipality and 2 in Uspantán municipality, where 3 incidents of flooding were also reported. Conred said flooding from the La Taña river damaged around 100 homes in La Taña village, Uspantán, forcing 750 people to evacuate.

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Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Atmospheric oddities across the continents

Record typhoon
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Signs of magnetic shifts continue across the planet from 90F hail storms blanketing parts of Saudi Arabia, agricultural catastrophe in France from absurd cold with Majorca's red blizzard alert. In Asia the fastest wind speeds ever recorded in April for a tropical system near the Philippines and Beijing engulfed by 3rd decade intensity sand storm in five weeks.

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Flash floods leave 14 dead in Luanda, Angola

Floods in Luanda Angola, 19 April 2021.
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Floods in Luanda Angola, 19 April 2021.
Heavy rain and flash floods in Luanda, capital of Angola, caused fatalities and widespread damage on 19 April 2021.

According to a report from the Government of Luanda Province, as of late 19 April, preliminary figures showed 14 people had died, 2 were injured, 1,617 homes flooded and 16 collapsed. As many as 8,165 people are thought to have been displaced or severely affected as a result.

Roads in the south of the city were closed after a bridge of the Camorteiro River in the municipality of Talatona was partially destroyed.

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Hailstorm blankets Saudi Arabia's Ha'il in white

Saudi Arabia's Hail covered in a white blanket after a hail thunderstorm affected the region.
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Saudi Arabia's Hail covered in a white blanket after a hail thunderstorm affected the region.
Saudi Arabia's Ha'il was blanketed in white on Saturday after it was hit with a hailstorm with bouts of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Videos circulating on social media showed thick dark clouds enveloping the sky and blocks of hail on the ground.

Omar Dajani, meteorologist at Jordan-based ArabiaWeather network, said that the hailstorm hit southwestern Ha'il in Saudi Arabia in the afternoon.

"This is hail, not snow, and the temperature was high, around 28 degrees Celsius, when the storm hit," he added.

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Flash floods in Mauritius after 15.7 inches of rainfall in 24 hours

Local media reported heavy rainfall and flash flooding in south-eastern parts of Mauritius 15 to 16 April 2021.

Nine people were rescued and evacuated from flooded areas of Bambous Virieux. A bus carrying schoolchildren trapped by the rising waters in Bambous Virieux had to be helped to safety by the police.

Local observers, Météo et Cyclone Maurice, reported 408mm of rain fell at Plaisance in southern Mauritius on 16 April 2021. This amount corresponds to twice the average monthly rainfall for April at this location. Around 200mm of the total fell in just a few hours (around 04:00 to 10:00) early on 16 April.

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Flash floods in Singapore after 6 inches of rain in 3 hours - 91% of average April rainfall

Flash Floods in Singapore, 17 April 2021.
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Flash Floods in Singapore, 17 April 2021.
PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency, reported flash flooding in areas of the city after heavy rainfall on 17 April 2021.

As much as 161.4mm was recorded in western Singapore from 12.25pm to 3.25pm, PUB said. This amount corresponds to 91% of Singapore's average monthly rainfall in April and is among the highest amounts recorded in 40 years.

PUB's Quick Response Teams were immediately deployed to the locations above to render assistance to drivers and pedestrians.

Water levels exceeded 90% capacity in several drains and canals. PUB issued flood risk warnings for over 20 locations, including Sime Darby Centre, Bukit Timah Canal (Leng Kwang Baptist Church), Ulu Pandan Canal and Sungei Pandan Kechil (NUS and AYE). Fallen trees also caused damage.