Overall Green alert Flood
in United Kingdom

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1101145
Death: 3
Displaced: -
Countries: United Kingdom
From - To 20 Oct - 31 Oct

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Storm Aurore, UK, October 2021Media reported Storm Aurore brought severe weather to the UK from 20 October 2021. In the UK as of early 21 October minor flooding was reported in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Essex in southern England, where some stretches of motorways were closed as a result, and in Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall in southwestern England. Minor flooding was also reported in areas of southern Wales. Essex Fire Service received more than 120 calls to flood related incidents. West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said overnight torrential rain led to fire crews being called to hundreds of surface water-related flooding incidents across West Sussex. East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service reported minor flooding in Eastbourne and Chiddingly. Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service rescued 4 people trapped inside a vehicle in St Kew, Cornwall late on 20 October. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said it logged about 300 flooding related calls overnight. Aurore caused wind damage in parts of northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and later in Germany, Czech and Poland where 4 people died as a result of wind damage in Lower Silesia region.Fri 22 Oct 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2022. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),