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Thailand - Severe weather (ECHO 26 May 2020)
Pubdate: 5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM
  • Severe weather including heavy rain, wind, and thunderstorms, have affected the Northern, Northeastern, and Central regions of Thailand, from 23-25 May.
  • According to ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre), about 1,360 people have been affected by storm events, and at least 272 houses sustained damage.
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast for the Northeast, the East and the Southwest regions.

(5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM - 5/27/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Guatemala - Severe weather (ECHO 26 May 2020)
Pubdate: 5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM
  • Heavy rain and strong winds have affected the Departments of Chimaltenango, El Progreso, Quiché, Zacapa and Chiquimula over the last few days, causing floods and structural collapses of buildings, that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to the National Coordination for Disaster Reduction of Guatemala (CONRED), 63 people have been evacuated, 1,731 affected and 34 houses damaged.
  • On 26-27 May, moderate rain with isolated thunderstorms is forecast across central and southern parts of the country.

(5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM - 5/27/2020 9:30:00 AM)
India - Flooding and Landslide (ECHO 26 May 2020)
Pubdate: 5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM
  • Since the last few days, heavy rain has caused flooding and landslide in Assam and Sikkim states (north-east India), leading to casualties. 
  • Media report one fatality, and 2 injured people after a landslide occurred on 24 May, in North Sikkim District (Sikkim).
  • In Assam State, the remnants of Tropical Cyclone AMPHAN brought heavy rainfall, which caused extensive flooding. According to national authorities, more than 30,000 people across 5 districts have been affected. Approximately 9,000 people have been displaced to 33 relief camps. Damage was reported to road and bridge infrastructure. 
  • As of 25 May, the water level of Jia Bharali, and Puthimari rivers in Assam were above danger level. Red alerts for heavy rain and thunderstorms have been issued for Assam State, valid on 26-27 May. Over the next 24 hours, more rain is forecast over Assam and Sikkim states.

(5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM - 5/27/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Cuba - Severe weather (ECHO 26 May 2020)
Pubdate: 5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM
  • Heavy rain and a tornado were reported on 25 May across the provinces of Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos (central Cuba), leading to casualties. 
  • According to media, 3 people were injured, and at least 90 houses were damaged in Sancti Spiritus, after a tornado event.
  • Flooding and thunderstorms affected several areas of Cienfuegos, and Villa Clara provinces, damaging houses, roads and utility poles. 
  • Rain and thunderstorms are forecast over most of Cuba on 26-27 May.

(5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM - 5/27/2020 9:30:00 AM)
Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - Landslide
Pubdate: 5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM
  • A landslide occurred on 24 May in a mining area, in the outskirts of Djugu Town (Ituri Province, north-eastern DRC), causing fatalities. 
  • According to media, six people died, while several others are feared missing. 
  • Moderate to locally heavy rainfall is forecast over northern, and north-eastern DRC on 26-28 May.

(5/26/2020 1:06:00 PM - 5/27/2020 9:30:00 AM)