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India – Almost 1.5 million people evacuated their homes in India ahead of Cyclone Yaas making landfall in the state of Odisha on 26 May 2021. Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Yaas crossed the North Odisha coast about 20km south of Balasore during the morning of 26 May 2021, with an estimated wind speed of 130 to 140 km/h and gusts of 155 km/h. Moving north-westwards Yaas later weakened to a Severe Cyclonic Storm. IMD warned of storm surge of 2-3 meters in coastal areas of Balasore, Bhadrak and Medinipur districts in Odisha. Rainfall warnings were issued in Odisha and West Bengal. IMD said heavy rain was likely from 28 May in parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.
Kenya – In a report of 24 May, the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) said that since the start of the “Long Rains” as many as 39,054 people from 6,580 households have been displaced across 16 counties.
Indonesia – Light to heavy rainfall from 24 May caused the Citarum River and tributaries to overflow, flooding areas of Dayeuhkolot, Baleendah, Bojongsoang, and Margarahayu sub-districts of Bandung Regency. Flood waters were up to 2.5 metres deep in some places. The flooding has affected almost 60,000 residents of Bandung Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia. Thousands of homes have been inundated.
Brazil – Weeks of flooding in the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil has affected more than 450,000 people across 52 municipalities, State Civil Defence said. Rivers have been rising since the start of the year and surpassed alert levels in many areas in early April. Figures from the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM) show that levels of the Solimões River (name for the upper stretches of the Amazon River in Brazil) in Manacapuru municipality, the Negro River at Manaus and the Amazon River at Itacoatiara have since exceeded the highest alert level.