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Guyana - Floods (ECHO 16 Jun 2021)
Pubdate: 6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM
  • Since mid-May, flooding has been affecting Guyana, leading to an increase in the number of affected people.
  • In Guyana, UN OCHA and the Civil Defence Commission report 198 people in shelters and over 30,000 affected households. The government of Guyana has declared a disaster in the country in response to the flooding that had affected all regions.
  • On 15 June, Guyana requested support through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism for the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and water purification items as well as heavy machinery and water pumps. The ERCC will continue monitoring closely the situation.  
  • The European Commission's Copernicus Emergency Management Service () was activated on 14 June to provide satellite maps of the affected area. 
  • On 16-17 June, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over most of Guyana.

(6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM - 6/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Nepal - Floods (ECHO 16 Jun 2021)
Pubdate: 6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM
  • Heavy rain since 15 June has caused flooding and landslides in many parts of Nepal. In Helambu and Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk district, seven people have died and more than 60 people are missing, 260 houses have been damaged and more than 600 people are displaced. 
  • Similarly, in the mountain district of Manag, floods have displaced 56 families from Tal village in Nasho Rural Municipality. 
  • The government has mobilised security forces for the rescue operations in Sindhupalchok district and local authorities and Nepal Red Cross Society are assisting the displaced people. At least 250 people have been deployed by the National Authorities in the rescue operations.
  • DG ECHO is closely monitoring the situation.
  • For the next 24 hours, moderate to very heavy rain is forecast across most parts of the country. 

(6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM - 6/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Guatemala - Severe weather (ECHO 16 Jun 2021)
Pubdate: 6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM
  • Heavy rain continues to affect most of Guatemala over the past week, resulting in casualties and damage. The most affected Departments are Alta Verapaz, El Progreso, Guatemala, Huehuetenango, Quiché, San Marcos, Sololá, and Totonicapán.
  • According to the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), 190 people have been evacuated, 81,969 affected and 47 houses have been damaged.
  • On 16-17 June, moderate to heavy rain is forecast across most parts of Guatemala, particularly over the central Departments.

(6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM - 6/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Spain - Severe weather (ECHO 16 Jun 2021)
Pubdate: 6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM
  • On 13-14 June, heavy rain and strong winds were reported across parts of Spain.
  • According to regional authorities, 54 severe-related incidents occurred in La Rioja Province (northern Spain). Flood-water damaged several road infrastructures and a number of houses. The most affected area is Fuenmayor Town, where two rivers burst their banks.
  • Damaging floods and strong winds were reported in Ourense Province (Galicia, north-western Spain) and in Murcia Region (south-eastern Spain), where 61 severe-weather related incidents occurred, according to media.
  • Orange alerts for heavy rain and thunderstorms have been issued for western Pyreness region and north-western Spain, including the already affected Ourense Province. Light to moderate rain is forecast over most of northern Spain on 16 June and over most of Spain on 17 June.
 

(6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM - 6/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 16 Jun 2021)
Pubdate: 6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM
  • Romania: warning level 2/3 for rivers in the counties Neamt, Bacau, Iasi, Vaslui, Vrancea, Galat, Tulcea and Constanta.
  • Ukraine: threshold level 2/3 for Stokhid river.

(6/16/2021 4:31:00 PM - 6/17/2021 9:30:00 AM)
 
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