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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 03w (Three), located approximately 132 nm west-northwest of Manila, Philippines, is tracking westward at 12 knots.

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Russia – Disaster authorities in Russia report that homes have been inundated and residents evacuated after flooding from the rising Amur river in Khabarovsk Krai in the Far East region. TOn 10 May the levels of the Amur River in the Khabarovsk Territory were rising as a result of snow melt and ice jams. On 10 May the Amur reached 6.3 metres at Takhta, Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. Danger levels are 5.5 metres. As of 12 May, over 60 homes were flooded in Nikolayevsky District, prompting some evacuations.

DR Congo – Long-term heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in parts of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with as many as 13,600 households affected according to the UN. Flooding has destroyed 4,240 houses and affected as many as 13,600 households in the province of Tanganyika, Democratic Republic of Congo. Thousands of families are homeless: some are living in public places (churches, schools), others are staying with host families. Over 100 schools have been destroyed, affecting nearly 39,600 pupils.

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In the Northwest Pacific Ocean: Tropical storm 03w (Three), located approximately 206 nm east of Davao, Philippines, is tracking west-northwestward at 06 knots.

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Kenya – Severe flooding has affected wide areas of Kenya since the start of the “Long Rains” season in early April 2021. By 23 April, over 25,000 people had been didaplced according to the Red Cross. Further heavy rainfall from 08 May has worsened the situation, with flooding reported in Kakamega, Turkana, Homa Bay, Baringo, Busia, Siaya and Kisumu counties. By 13 May, almost 1,000 families displaced in Homa Bay, Banringo and Busia. Flash floods also affected areas of Turkana and Kisumu counties. Heavy rainfall caused the Endau and Kipsangui rivers to break their banks, flooding areas of Kakamega County.

Rwanda – Hundreds of people have been forced from their homes in Rwanda‘s Western Province after heavy rain triggered a landslide in Nyamasheke district. The landslide struck on 09 May 2021 following a period of heavy rainfall. Over 100 homes were damaged, with 39 reportedly completely destroyed. Officials of Western Province Government said 631 people from 117 families were displaced as a result.

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Tajikistan and Afghanistan – At least 14 people have lost their lives after heavy rain triggered flash flooding and mudslides in Tajikistan and northern areas of neighbouring Afghanistan. This is the second severe flood event to strike in Afghanistan in the past week. Flooding destroyed a bridge in Danghara District and damaged around 26 homes in Shamsiddin Shohin district. Flood damage was also reported in Yovon District. Flooding also struck parts of Central Government Jurisdiction (RSS) region. Flooding struck in Takhar province, including provincial capital Taluqan city, in northern Afghanistan on 10 May 2021. This flood event comes just days after severe flooding in parts of the country from 03 May 2021.

Indonesia – At least 7 people have died after heavy rain caused a landslide West Sumatra, Indonesia. A landslide struck a mining area of Sangir Batang Hari District, South Solok Regency, West Sumatra, on 10 May 2021 after heavy rain. Conditions are making access to the area difficult for rescue teams. Heavy rain has also caused flooding and landslides in other areas of Sumatra Island over the the last few days.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (Andres), located approximately 1066 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking westward at 06 knots.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (Andres), located approximately 1173 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 04 knots.

Tropical Storm Andres on Sunday became the earliest named storm on record to develop in the eastern Pacific Ocean, according to the National Weather Service. The system formed hundreds of miles off the west coast of Mexico, had sustained winds of 40 mph and was moving out to sea at 6 mph as of Sunday morning. It is not expected to threaten land and will probably dissipate within 48 hours, NWS predicted.

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Ethiopia – Nine people died when a wall collapsed on residential houses following hours of heavy rain in Dire Dawa city, Ethiopia, on 02 May 2021. The accident took place at Kebele 03, known as Shementeria, after 4 hours of heavy rain that began early on 02 May 2021. A 50-meter-high wall collapsed on three houses, killing 9 people.

Somalia – The Somali Red Crescent Society (Somali RC) reports that at least 9 children have died after heavy rainfall caused the collapse of a house in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia. Heavy rainfall struck on 07 May 2021, causing severe flash flooding in the city, causing buildings to collapse in Wadajir District. Heavy rains have caused flash floods and structural damage in the area.

Uganda – Thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Eastern Region of Uganda after days of heavy rainfall caused rivers to overflow. Flooding struck in Butaleja District in Uganda’s Eastern Region from around 06 May 2021. Two days of heavy rain caused the Manafwa and Nakwasi rivers to burst their banks. Homes were damaged, displacing or severely affecting thousands of residents. Crops have been destroyed and several roads blocked, disrupting transport and livelihoods. One person was missing, assumed dead.

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In the Eastern Pacific Ocean: Tropical depression 01e (One), located approximately 1259 nm south-southeast of San Diego, is tracking northwestward at 06 knots.

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South Africa – A heavy storm in the Western Cape, South Africa, caused flooding in some parts of the province from 05 May 2021. Areas of Overberg district have suffered some of the worst of the flooding. Around 90 mm of rain fell in Cape Agulhas in 24 hours to 06 May 2021, while 122 mm fell in Struisbaai during the same period. Several people were evacuated from their homes in Cape Agulhas municipality of the district. One person was reported missing at Stormsvlei, where several people had to be rescued from flooded homes and vehicles.

Iran – At least 10 people have died and 1 is still missing after flash floods in Iran. Fatalities were reported in the central and eastern Yazd, Kerman and South Khorasan provinces. Iranian Red Crescent (IRC) reported on 05 May 2021 that heavy rains and flooding had affected 14 provinces since the start of May.

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Algeria – Severe flash flooding has affected parts of northern Algeria since 02 May 2021. As of 04 May, fatalities were reported in Batna, Médéa and Provinces. evere flooding in Médéa Province following heavy rainfall on 03 May 2021. Buildings, roads and infrastructure were damaged. Four people died after being swept away by flood water in the municipality of Beni-Slimane where a medical building and dozens of vehicles were damaged. In M’sila Province, 1 person died in flood waters in Daïra de Magra municipality. Two people died after being swept away by flood waters in Amdoukal municipality.

Indonesia – Hundreds of homes were damaged after flash floods in West Lombok Regency in the province of West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Flooding struck after heavy rainfall began on 01 May 2021. Indonesia’s meteorological agency BMKG reported 138.5 mm of rain in West Lombok in 24 hours to 02 May 2021. Heavy rain triggered an overflow of a local rive, flooding areas of Kediri and Gerung Districts. Flood water was up to 50cm deep. As many as 294 homes were damaged, at least 6 of them severely, forcing residents to evacuate.

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Afghanistan – Widespread flash flooding in Afghanistan has caused fatalities and destroyed dozens of homes over recent days. On 04 May 2021 that heavy rain and flash flooding affected several provinces from 02 May 2021. The affected provinces include Herat, Ghor, Maidan Wardak, Baghlan, Samangan, Khost, Bamyan, Daikundi and Badakhshan. Damage assessments are ongoing but as of 04 May, 16 people had died, 10 were missing, 44 homes destroyed and 197 damaged. Media reported 14 people died in Adraskan district in Herat Province.

Yemen – Heavy rain and flash floods caused fatalities and widespread damage in the historic town of Tarim in Hadhramaut Governorate. Flooding struck after heavy rainfall from 01 May 2021. At least 4 people died after several houses collapsed and hundreds were damaged. Rescue teams are searching for missing people thought to be buried under the rubble of collapsed homes. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding has affected other areas of the country including parts of Al Hudaydah Governorate in the west of the country where several houses reportedly collapsed.

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Venezuela – Flooding in western Venezuela has damaged homes and livelihoods of residents living close to the San Pedro River. Flooding struck in Tulio Febres Cordero municipality in the state of Mérida from late April 2021 after a period of heavy rain caused the San Pedro River to break its banks in the municipality. Local media reported that more than 100 buildings were damaged and around 400 families affected, mostly in the town of Palmarito.

Northern Sumatra, Indonesia – At least 5 people died and 8 are still missing after landslides hit the Batang Toru hydropower plant area in Marancar, South Tapanuli District, North Sumatra Province, Indonesia on 29 April 2021. The landslides were caused by heavy rainfall in the area. Two buildings and a vehicle were buried in the slide, with 12 people feared missing.

Rwanda – Heavy rain caused severe flash flooding in Gahunga, Burera District in the Northern Province of Rwanda on 27 April 2021. 1 person died in the floods, which destroyed 3 houses and damaged several others. Two bridges were also destroyed. Crops and livestock also suffered damage, including over 200 hectares of plantations of potatoes, maize, beans, pyrethrum, impacting livelihoods of local residents.

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ST Vincent and Grenadines – Heavy rain has caused floods, landslides and lahars (volcanic mudflows) in several areas the Caribbean island country of St Vincent and the Grenadines. As of 30 April the worst affected areas were in parts of the main island of St Vincent. NEMO reported rainfall accumulations ranging from 75 to 125 mm during a 6 hour period on 29 April 2021. Flooding brought traffic to a standstill after roads were swamped in areas around the capital Kingstown. Landslides blocked roads on the city’s outskirts. At least 2 houses collapsed and several others were damaged in areas around the capital.

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Philippines – Hundreds of people have moved from their homes to evacuations centres after flash flooding in parts of Davao City. Heavy rains caused by a localized thunderstorm on 26 April triggered flooding in Bunawan and Buhangin-B districts. As many as 3,280 people were affected by the flooding incident in four and 162 families or 419 people evacuated to temporary shelter in 5 evacuation centres. Over 265 mm of rain fell at Davao Airport in 24 hours to 27 April 2021.

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Saudi Arabia – Torrential rainfall flooded areas of Mecca in Saudi Arabia on 27 April 2021. A sudden storm during the afternoon caused flooding across the city. Images and videos shared on Social Media showed streets were inundated and vehicles swept away by fast-flowing flood waters. Saudi Civil Defence said it has been assisting in affected areas in the city of Mecca (also Makkah) and areas of Mecca Region, including the rescue of motorists in vehicles trapped in flood water.

Colombia – The overflowing Telembí river caused flooding in the municipality of Barbacoas in Nariño Department, western Colombia from 21 April 2021. The flooding came after a period of heavy rainfall in the region. According to the local government, 23 areas of the municipality were flooded. Damage to roads and homes was reported and 1,700 families were affected.

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Kenya – Hundreds of families have been displaced by flooding in western Kenya over the last few days. Heavy rains caused devastation in Kakelo Kakoth sub-location in Migori county from 23 April 2021. Around 200 households were affected. Flooding affected other areas of the county, with around 100 families displaced in Karapolo and West Kanyuor. Floods have also destroyed crops and roads in the area.

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Bolivia – 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. Other municipalities in the department have also been affected according to the regional government. Around 1,000 families were affected in the municipality of Omereque and 500 families in Raqaypampa municipality. Over 900 hectares of crops were also damaged in the two municipalities. Parts of Aiquile municipality were also flooded.

Brazil – 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.

Burundi – 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.