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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (European Flood Awareness System - EFAS) (ECHO 16 Jan 2021)
Pubdate: 1/16/2021 2:00:00 AM
  • Belgium: warning level 2/3 for Southwest regions
  • Ukraine: threshold level 2/3 for Latorica river
  • United Kingdom: warning level 2/3 for Eastern region

(1/16/2021 2:00:00 AM - 1/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Indonesia - Earthquake update (ECHO 16 Jan 2021)
Pubdate: 1/16/2021 2:00:00 AM
  • Aftershock of 5.0 M has been recorded in the West Sulawesi districts of Mamuju and Majene, a day after the 6.2 M earthquake hit the area. Indonesian Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) warns population to stay vigilant since more aftershocks are expected. According to the BNPB, no new casualties and damage were reported. The current death toll is at 42, while some media report 67 deaths. More than 820 people were injured out of which 190 people are treated for serious injuries. Close to 20,000 people have been temporarily displaced in ten evacuation sites.
  • Heavy damage has been reported in the town of Majene (population of 63,000), including at the five-story Mitra Manakarra Hospital, where a number of people have been trapped. The Governor's office, two hotels, a shopping mall, a community health centre and over 300 houses have also sustained damage.
  • National authorities, with the support of the Red Cross, other agencies and volunteers, continue doing assessments and establishing temporary shelter centres. Search and rescue units have been working continuously to save possible survivors.
  • BNPB has distributed assistance in Mamuju and Majene districts and deployed additional transport helicopters in the affected area.
  • International assistance has not been requested so far.
  • Meteorological agency forecasts heavy rain in the area.

(1/16/2021 2:00:00 AM - 1/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
M6.2 in Indonesia - Copernicus EMS activation (EMSR493)
Pubdate: 1/15/2021 2:56:15 PM
EMSR493: Copernicus Emergency Management Service has been activated
(1/15/2021 2:56:15 PM - 1/19/2021 2:56:15 PM)
USA - Severe weather (ECHO 15 Jan 2021)
Pubdate: 1/15/2021 10:48:00 AM
  • Heavy rain and strong wind have affected most parts of Oregon and Washington States since 13 of January, causing floods, triggering landslides and leading to casualties and damage.
  • According to media reports, two people have died due to strong wind, one person is still missing following a landslide and several people have been evacuated. 
  • On 14-15 January, moderate rain is forecast over the affected States.

(1/15/2021 10:48:00 AM - 1/16/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Tanzania - Flash floods (ECHO 15 Jan 2021)
Pubdate: 1/15/2021 10:33:00 AM
  • Heavy rainfall affected Mtwara Region (southern Tanzania) over the past few days, causing flash floods and resulting in casualties and damage.
  • According to media reports, one person died, 39 people have been displaced and more than 400 houses damaged.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over most parts of Mwanza, Shinyanga, Simiyu, Tabora, Singida, Dodoma, Ruvuma, Mahenge, Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe Regions.

(1/15/2021 10:33:00 AM - 1/16/2021 9:30:00 AM)