Overall Green alert Flood
in Nepal

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101071
Death: 61
Displaced: 2129
Countries: Nepal
From - To 07 Aug - 07 Sep

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Nepal, August to September 2021In the period from 07 August to 07 September, 61 people lost their lives in the country as a result of floods, landslides or damage from heavy rainfall in Nepal, according to figures from Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). Three people are still missing and 50 were injured. Hundreds of families have been affected and almost 100 homes destroyed. MoHA figures show over 200 rain-related incidents occurred during the 4 week period. Nepal Red Cross Society said rains intensified from late August and that the worst affected districts were Myagdi, Rupandehi, Dang, Darchula, Sindhuli, Nawalparasi East, Nawalparasi West, Kanchanpur, Kailali, Udayapur and Mahottari, with 4,899 families affected, including 2,129 of them being temporarily displaced. Flooding affected Kathmandu on 06 September, damaging homes and prompting rescues and evacuations.Tue 7 Sep 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 10 | About casualties: 1 | Last hour: 0

A flood of recrimination2021-09-07T07:07+0200.

O n 31 July this newspaper carried a report titled ‘ Kathmandu’s Flash Floods Are 4 Decades in the Making ’. The analysis by Tom Robertson stated that there was nothing ‘sudden’ about floods in Kathmandu Valley, and they would get much wors
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Hurricane Ida kills at least 58 as New York reels from devastating fla ... 2021-09-03T14:43+0200.

New York is counting the cost of the damage caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which has killed 58 people. The Big Apple was overwhelmed by flash flooding on Wednesday night, leaving at least 16 dead, including a two-year-old child. T
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Dad, 50, and his two-year-old son tragically drown in New York City fl ... 2021-09-03T00:19+0200.

A dad and his two-year-old son who drowned during flash floods in New York City have been pictured for the first time. Ang Lama, 50, and toddler Lobsang were found dead inside their basement apartment in Queens, alongside wife and mum Mingm
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Scientists cite destructive dangers of climate change, land use in mou ... 2021-09-01T19:25+0200.

by Planetary Science Institute Imja Lake, Nepal, is considered one of the most hazardous lakes in Nepal. The moraine dam at lower left was engineered in 2016 to reduce the lake level slightly and to stabilize the outlet river so as to sligh
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),