Overall Green alert Flood
in South Africa

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1102435
Death: 5
Displaced: -
Countries: South Africa
From - To 08 Jan - 16 Jan

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KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa, Mid-January 2024Heavy rainfall caused flash floods in KwaZulu-Natal Province (KZN), South Africa, from 13 January 2024. Major damages and fatalities were reported in parts eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and the north coast of KZN. Hundreds of homes, roads and bridges were damaged and several fatalities and missing people reported.Mon 15 Jan 2024FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2024. 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.

Updates on volcanic activity (Smithsonian)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 279 | About casualties: 16 | Last hour: 2

Wild Wayne Police Chase Ends With Capture Of DWI Van Driver Wading Thr ... 2024-01-20T01:05+0100.

An intoxicated van driver who led Wayne police on a wild chase following the recent rainstorm claimed to be in Kinnelon when they reached him on his cellphone when he was actually trying to flee on foot through the floodwaters, authorities
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Increased supply and weak demand flood the oil market2024-01-19T23:51+0100.

The signs of market flooding are piling up. While still increasing, global oil demand is slowing down: according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) latest projections, this year’s increase will be 1.2 million barrels per day, half o
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Video: The CGIAR Initiative on Fragility, Conflict, and Migration CGIA ... 2024-01-19T21:46+0100.

addresses challenges to livelihood, food, and climate security faced by some of the most vulnerable populations worldwide. The Initiative focuses on building climate resilience, promoting gender equity, and fostering social inclusion. In th
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Why Are Floods In South Africa's Kwazulu-Natal So Devastating? Urban P ... 2024-01-19T20:46+0100.

- The Conversation) The devastation caused by the recent floods in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa demonstrates again that the country is not moving fast enough to adopt appropriate urban planning. It should be integrating risk assessment and m
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),