Storms and Floods

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Malawi – Dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed after flash floods swept through areas of the city of Blantyre, Malawi. The Nasolo River broke its banks in 03 January 2022, sending flood waters raging through Ndirande Township in Blantyre City, Malawi’s second largest city with a population of around 1 million.

Brazil – The municipality of Barretos in the northern part of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, declared a state of disaster after a short period of torrential rain caused damaging floods. According to the municipality government, over 100 mm of rain fell in 2 hours during the afternoon of 06 January 2022. The ensuing floods blocked roads in at least 8 locations, damaged homes and wiped out a bridge. Water infrastructure was also destroyed, leaving 6 districts without drinking water. One person was reported missing after being carried away by the current.

Indonesia – At least 6 people have died and over 500 evacuated after flash floods and landslides in Jayapura City, the capital and largest city of the province of Papua, Indonesia. The Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) of Jayapura City said heavy rain fell for around 3 hours from 22:00 on 06 January. The city recorded 140 mm of rain in 24 hours to early 07 January. The rain caused severe flooding in the districts of North Jayapura, South Jayapura, Abepura, Heram and Muara Tami. Many areas were under water up to 2 metres deep. In Yotefa Abepura Market the water was 3 metres deep. Homes, public buildings and a hospital were all flooded. Over 500 residents are thought to have evacuated their homes, mostly in Abepura District. Authorities said evacuations were ongoing and displacement numbers could rise.

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