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South Africa – More heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides in parts of KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. Areas of the province saw devastating flooding last month which left over 400 dead and 40,000 displaced. The heavy rainfall has resulted in flooding of roads, human settlements, and damage to properties. Some areas are inaccessible and have become islands. Around 240 mm of rain fell in Mount Edgecombe in 24 hours to 22 May 2022. The city of Durban saw 202 mm during this time and Sezela 151 mm.

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Bangladesh – Rivers in Bangladesh have burst their banks and caused the worst floods in the country’s northeast for nearly two decades, with about two million people marooned by rising waters, officials said Saturday (May 21). Floodwater rushing from India’s northeast breached a major embankment on the Barak River, inundating at least 100 villages at Zakiganj in Bangladesh.

India – The flood situation in Assam further deteriorated on Saturday with the death of four more persons, taking the death toll to 18, officials said, adding over 8.39 lakh people have been affected in 32 of the state’s 34 districts. 839,691 people, including 145,126,children, of 3,246 villages in 32 districts have been affected. Over 1,00,732 hectare of crops have been affected.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (Gina), located approximately 197 south-southeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking southeastward at 10 knots.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (Gina), located approximately 64 south-southwest of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking south-southwestward at 03 knots.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (Gina), located approximately 87 north-northeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking south-southwestward at 07 knots.

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Tropical cyclone 26p (twenty-six), located approximately 178 north-northeast of Port Vila, Vanuatu, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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India – The flood situation has worsened in the state of Assam, India, where authorities report over 400,000 people are now affected across 1,089 villages in 26 districts. Rivers are at record high levels in Nagaon district. Heavy rain, flooding and landslides have also affected other parts of the region, including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya states in India, and Sylhet Division in Bangladesh. There are 24,681 people affected by floods in 94 villages across the districts of Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup. Three people lost their lives in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The worst of the flooding occurred in Cachar district where the Barak River broke its banks.

Thailand – Disaster authorities in Thailand report that flooding in 6 northern provinces has damaged homes and affected hundreds of households. Almost 300 households have been affected in total. Some of the worst of the flooding occurred in Ngao and Muang Pan districts of Lampang Province. Images showed roads, bridges and houses all suffered damage.

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Kazakhstan – Disaster authorities in Kazakhstan say at least one person has died after heavy rain caused a landslide in the Almaty Region. A landslide struck in a residential areas of the city of Tekeli, Almaty Region on 15 May 2022. The landslide covered an area 50 metres by 25 metres and buried several homes in mud up to 3.5 metres deep. Two homes were completely destroyed and a nearby apartment building and roads were damaged.

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India – At least 5 people have died and thousands affected after heavy rain, landslides and flooding in parts of Assam and Meghalaya states in northeastern India. Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) reported heavy rain, flooding and landslides affected around 25,000 people across several districts in the state from 13 May 2022. Three people died in a landslide in Dima Hasao district. The overflowing Barak river flooded wide areas of Cachar District. Local media in India reported heavy rain caused flooding and damages in areas of Meghalaya state, from 12 May 2022. One person died in a landslide in Jongksha village in Mawkynrew subdivision of East Khasi Hills district. Another person died after rain caused a tree to fall onto a vehicles in Ri-Bhoi district.

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Canada – Ice jams, rain and melting snow have caused rivers to overflow in northern parts of Canada. Whole communities have been ordered to evacuate in Northwest Territories and hundreds have been displaced in northwestern Alberta Province. An ice jam caused flooding of the Hay River in Northwest Territories, Canada, from 07 May 2022. Around 250 residents pre-emptively evacuated their homes in the town of Hay River and surrounding areas. Meanwhile about 280 km (175 miles) south of Hay River, local officials declared a state of emergency on 09 May 2022 after snowmelt and heavy rain caused flooding in Chateh and John D’or Prairie in northwestern Alberta Province. Around 1,000 people evacuated their homes in Chateh.

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Australia – At least one person has died and emergency services have rescued serval others from flood waters across the state of Queensland, Australia, after days of heavy rainfall from 09 April. Many areas received over 100 mm in 24 hours 10 to 11 May. The state’s highest was 244 mm at Mourilyan on the Cassowary Coast.

Colombia – Flooding has affected over 5,000 residents and damaged around 1,000 homes in Apartadó in Antioquia Department, Colombia, local authorities report. Apartadó saw some heavy rainfall on 02 May, causing flooding in the municipality which affected around 500 people. Around 163 mm of rain fell in 24 hours to 02 May 2022. Further heavy rainfall caused the overflow of the Apartadó River on 10 May. According to national Civil Defence reports, 5,100 people have been affected, with around 1,000 homes suffering damage and 2 homes completely destroyed. Further south, heavy rain on 07 May caused some urban flooding in Medellín which disrupted traffic and public transport in the city. Around the same time a landslide struck in Itagüí to the south of the city, leaving 2 homes damaged and affecting 50 people.

DR Congo – More people have died as a result of heavy rain, landslides and flooding in eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo). Heavy rain from 26 to 27 April caused landslides and flooding in Kalehe territory in South Kivu, where at least 4 fatalities were reported. 7,500 people were displaced in Bushushu village, Kalehe territory (South Kivu) following heavy rains on 27 April and overflow of the Cishova River. Landslide resulted in the deaths of at least four people and several others injured. At least 400 houses were damaged by flooding and more than 200 others completely destroyed. Public buildings such as schools were also destroyed.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 576 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

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North Carolina, USA – An unoccupied beach house on the North Carolina Outer Banks was filmed collapsing into the ocean on Tuesday, May 10, amid severe coastal flooding. The Cape Hatteras National Seashore National Park said the collapse occurred on Ocean Drive in Rodanthe, and advised visitors to avoid the beach. A second house also collapsed, but the scene was not caught on camera. The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood warning and a high surf advisory for the area until Thursday morning and said two to four feet of inundation could be possible for beach-adjacent properties and roadways.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 585 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 1083 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking east-northeastward at 11 knots.

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Alberta, Canada – Residents in the northern Alberta community of Chateh, west of High Level, could be out of their homes for several months after flooding forced them to flee on Sunday and Monday. Some 1,100 people left the community on the Dene Tha’ First Nation as water in the Sousa Creeks, basin and surrounding waterways continued to rise in the previous few days. Chateh is about 850 kilometres northwest of Edmonton. Many people are staying in motels in High Level but some are sleeping on mats in the local arena.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 577 nm southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking westward at 11 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 1295 nm west of Learmonth, Australia, is tracking south-southeastward at 13 knots.

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In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 519 nm south-southwest of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 08 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 357 nm west of the Cocos islands, Australia, is tracking southward at 07 knots.

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Thailand – At least one person has died and homes, roads and bridges have been damaged after flash floods in southern Thailand following days of heavy rain. Heavy rain and flooding from 05 May 2022 has affected over 350 households in districts of Chumphon, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Phanom provinces. Roads, bridges and houses were damaged or destroyed.

Pakistan – A massive flood along the Hunza River in northern Pakistan has destroyed a bridge and dozens of buildings. Glacier Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) from the Shishper glacier on 07 May 2022. Local observers said the flood was caused by recent warmer weather. Police in the area said flooding destroyed a bridge in Hassanabad, Hunza, severely disrupting traffic along the along the Karakoram Highway.

USA, West Virginia – The Governor of West Virginia, USA, declared a state of emergency for 3 counties affected by heavy rain and flooding from 06 May 2022. Communities in the city of Huntington, Cabell County, have been particularly badly affected. Severe damage to public and private property as well as a disruption of utility services was reported. Severe flooding was also reported in Spencer in Roane County, where homes were damaged.

Alaska – An ice jam along the Tanana River has caused flooding in areas of Manley Hot Springs, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area, Alaska, USA. National Weather Service described the flooding as the worst in 45 years. Residents were evacuating to higher ground.

Storms and Floods

Tropical Storms – Roundup of Tropical Storms:

In the North Indian Ocean: Tropical cyclone 02b (Asani), located approximately 654 nm south of Kolkata, India, is tracking northwestward at 09 knots.

In the Southern Hemisphere: Tropical cyclone 25s (Karim), located approximately 40 nm west-northwest of the Cocos islands, Australia, is tracking southward at 05 knots.

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