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Indonesia - Floods update (ECHO 28 Feb 2020)
Pubdate: 2/28/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • 119,268 people have been affected by the flooding to the greater Jakarta area and neighbouring provinces. 
  • According to the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) 45,861 people are displaced (27,429 in East Jakarta) and are sheltered across 88 evacuation centres (36 in East Jakarta, 26 in North Jakarta, 11 in Karawang, 8 in West Jakarta, 3 in Tangerang City and 4 in Bekasi province).
  • BPBD, the provincial disaster management agency have set up field kitchens in several affected areas,including Subang District, Karawang and North Jakarta. BPBD West Java and the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI) dispatched and distributed relief items (hygiene kits), cleaning kits, clean water distribution and disinfectant spraying.
  • The authorities are monitoring the flood situation, as water levels remain critical in Bekasi Regency (20-150 cm), Tangerang Regency (42-168 cm), Tangerang City (20-130 cm) and Karawang (150 cm).
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain, thunderstorms and strong winds are forecast across the affected area.

(2/28/2020 11:03:00 AM - 2/29/2020 9:30:00 AM)
UK, Ireland - Floods (ECHO 28 Feb 2020)
Pubdate: 2/28/2020 11:03:00 AM
  • Prolonged heavy rain has caused widespread flooding in England, Wales and parts of Ireland.
  • According to media reports, residents were evacuated from East Cowick (East Yorkshire, England) after the River Aire burst its banks, faffecting 160 houses. Further damage was reported in the Ironbridge area of Shropshire County (West Midlands, England) Severn River after it burst its banks. Residents of Ironbridge were evacuated.
  • A severe flood warning remains in effect for Ironbridge. Additional warnings have been issued for the Lower Dee Valley (northern Wales) and across 79 sites in the west of England.
  • In Ireland, the river Shannon basin flooded, affecting several villages in County Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • River water levels were above their annual maximum in several locations, including the Shannon at Derryholmes, central Ireland, which reached 4.89 metres.
  • Strong winds and heavy rain is forecast over most Ireland and UK from 28-29 February.

(2/28/2020 11:03:00 AM - 2/29/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 28 Feb 2020)
Pubdate: 2/28/2020 2:00:00 AM
  • Belgium:Warning level 2/3 for 4 stations in Flanders and 2 stations in the Wallonia region
  • Finland:Warning level 2/3 for 8 stations in southern Finland.
  • Georgia: Threshold level 2/2 exceeded for Tskhenisckali - Ludji station. 
  • Germany: Warning level 2/4 for 9 stations northern Germany.
  • Poland: Threshold level 2/2 exceeded for Trzebiez station.
  • Sweden: Threshold level 2/3 in 9 areas and level 3/3 in 2 areas in southern Sweden. 
  • Ukraine: Threshold level 2/3 on the Latorica river.
  • United Kingdom: Warning level 3/3 for 1 location in west part of England and warning level 2/3 for many locations in England and Wales

(2/28/2020 2:00:00 AM - 2/29/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Colombia - Floods and mudslides (ECHO 27 Feb 2020)
Pubdate: 2/27/2020 11:05:00 AM
  • Floods and mudslides have affected central-north Colombia, leading to fatalities sand damage.
  • National authorities report 3 deaths, 7 injured and 6 missing following the overflow of several local rivers in Piedecuesta Municipality (Santander Department). More than 150 people were evacuated, several roads damaged. Search and rescue operations are ongoing.
  • On 26 February, a mudslide caused 5 deaths in Chinchina (Caldas Department) and at least 5 houses were destroyed.
  • An orange alert for mudslides has been issued for central Caldas Department. Moderate rain will persist over the affected departments from 27-28 Febraury.

(2/27/2020 11:05:00 AM - 2/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Peru - Flash floods and mudslides update (ECHO 27 Feb 2020)
Pubdate: 2/27/2020 11:05:00 AM
  • 15 are confirmed dead following mudslides and flash floods in southern Region of Peru. On 23 February, 5 people died, 10 are missing and 13 injured in Santa Teresa District (La Convencion Province, Cusco Department) following a mudslide. 4 others were injured after the Kitamayo river flooded Pisac District (Calca Province, Cusco Department).
  • Search and rescue operations are ongoing and those affected are being evacuated from Salkantay Delta.
  • Orange alerts for heavy rain remain in place for southern region, including Cusco Department on 27-28 Febraury.

(2/27/2020 11:05:00 AM - 2/28/2020 9:30:00 AM)