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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours (European Awareness System - EFAS) (ECHO 24 May 2024)
Pubdate: 5/24/2024 10:05:15 AM
  • Belgium: warning level 2/3 for Flanders region.
  • Finland: warning level 2/3 for Kolari, Pello and Ylitornio stations on Tornionjoki river.
  • Germany: warning level 2/4 for 2 regions in Bayern.
  • Italy:warning level 2/3 for Emilia Romagna region.
  • Sweden: warning level 2/3 for river Lower Kalixälven and river Lower Torneälven.
  • Ukraine: threshold level 2/3 on the Dnipro river.

(5/24/2024 10:07:06 AM - 5/25/2024 9:30:06 AM)
France - Floods and mudslides (ECHO 24 May 2024)
Pubdate: 5/24/2024 10:05:15 AM
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern and north-eastern France, in particular the Somme and the Bas-Rhin departments, since 21 May, causing floods, rivers overflow and mudslides, that have resulted in population evacuation and damage.
  • Media report, as of 24 May, 24 evacuated people and approximately 100 damaged houses across ten villages - where the worst affected is the Sailly-Laurette village - throughout the Somme departments due to mudslides. In addition, the Interdepartmental Crisis Management Operational Centre (COGIC) reports, as of 23 May, around 30 rescued people and some damaged buildings in the Bas-Rhin department due to floods.
  • Over the next 48 hours, more rainfall is still forecast over northern and north-eastern France.

(5/24/2024 10:07:06 AM - 5/25/2024 9:30:06 AM)
Italy - Seismic activity, update (ECHO 24 May 2024)
Pubdate: 5/24/2024 10:05:15 AM
  • After the seismic activity, including a 4.4 M event, of 20-21 May that occurred in the area of Campi Flegrei, national authorities are still conducting the damage assessment and are providing emergency assistance.
  • The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) recorded one recent earthquake of 1.9 M (± 0.3) on 23 May at 23:44 UTC localised in the area of Miliscola Road.
  • According to media, 83 families living in 58 affected buildings have been evacuated in the Pozzuoli area.
  • The Italian Civil Protection has planned five emergency areas and a reception centre in Pozzuoli to guarantee assistance to the population. In addition, the municipalities of Bacoli and Naples are also equipped to respond to any need for assistance to the population.

(5/24/2024 10:07:06 AM - 5/25/2024 9:30:06 AM)
Ecuador - Severe weather, floods and landslides, update (ECHO 24 May 2024)
Pubdate: 5/24/2024 10:05:15 AM
  • Since early 2024, heavy rainfall, floods (850 events) and landslides (450 events) have been affecting most of Ecuador, resulting in an increasing number of casualties.
  • As of 22 May, the Ecuador Risk Management Secretariat reports nine fatalities, three in Azuay, one in Orellana, one in Pichincha, one in Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, one in Bolivar, one in El Oro and another in Manabí province, and 29 injured people. Moreover, almost 195,000 people have been impacted, most of them in Manabí, Guayas, and Los Rios provinces.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to localised heavy rainfall is expected over most parts of the country.

(5/24/2024 10:07:06 AM - 5/25/2024 9:30:06 AM)
Brazil - Floods and landslides, update (ECHO 24 May 2024)
Pubdate: 5/24/2024 10:05:15 AM
  • The number of casualties and the damage are still increasing following the heavy rainfall that affected the Rio Grande do Sul state since early May, causing floods and triggering landslides and mudslides.
  • The Civil Defense of Rio Grande do Sul report, as of 21 May, 161 fatalities, 85 people still missing, 806 injured people, nearly 582,000 displaced people, of which around 72,500 evacuated in several shelters, and a total of approximately 2,339,500 affected people across 464 municipalities throughout the state. The same source reports over 82,600 rescued people across the affected municipalities.
  • Over the next 48 hours, very heavy rainfall is still forecast over the whole Rio Grande do Sul state.

(5/24/2024 10:07:06 AM - 5/25/2024 9:30:06 AM)