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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 14 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
  • Spain: Warnings for rainfall and flooding have been issued for the following regions: Valencian Community and Community of Castilla-La Mancha.

(9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM - 9/15/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Forest fires danger forecast (ECHO 14 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
  • Very high or extreme danger in central and north Portugal; north-western and north-easternSpain, centralItaly, coastal mainlandGreece, Crete and the Cyclades islands, eastern coast ofRomania, south-easternBulgaria, southernUkraine and in western, central and south-easternTurkey.

(9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM - 9/15/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Spain - Floods (ECHO 14 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM
  • Heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting south-eastern Spain since 11 September, triggering floods and causing casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Almeria and Albacete.
  • National authorities report death of five persons. 3,500 people were forced to leave their homes. 144 people are reported to be rescued by emergency services from cars and flooded homes in south of Valencia, 60 people were rescued from a campsite on the coast of the province of Almeria.
  • Damage to infrastructure and buildings, road and rail traffic disruptions and the closure of schools, affecting around 536,000 students in Valencia and Murcia Provinces, were also reported.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated () for the affected area and maps are under the production.

(9/14/2019 4:00:00 AM - 9/15/2019 9:30:00 AM)
Spain - Floods (ECHO 13 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/13/2019 1:09:00 PM
  • Heavy rain and strong winds have been affecting south-east Spain since 11 September, triggering floods and causing casualties and damage. The most affected provinces are Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, and Albacete.
  • National authorities report one person died in the city of Almeria, the evacuation of dozens of people, damages to infrastructure and buildings, road and rail traffic disruptions and the closure of schools, affecting more than 300,000 students in Valencia and Murcia Provinces.
  • The European Commission's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated (EMSR388) for the affected area on 11 September.
  • Heavy to locally very heavy rain and strong winds are forecast over south-eastern provinces over the next 24 hours.

(9/13/2019 1:09:00 PM - 9/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)
India - Monsoon rains update (ECHO 13 Sep 2019)
Pubdate: 9/13/2019 1:09:00 PM
  • Monsoon rains and widespread flooding continue parts of India. The death toll has now reached more than 1,400 people across 12 States.
  • According to the latest report of the National Emergency Response Centre (NDMI), as of 11 September, 310 people died in Maharashtra, 203 in West Bengal, 180 in Kerala, 145 in Madhya Pradesh, 136 in Gujarat, 104 in Karnataka, 94 in Assam, 63 in Uttarakhand, 51 in Himachal Pradesh, 14 in Punjab, and 10 in Odisha.
  • A staggering 1,600,000 people are now displaced across these States as a result. 
  • Over the next 24 hours, heavy to locally very heavy rain is forecast over central and eastern States as well as over southern Gujarat, accompanied by thunderstorms in Jharkhand and Bihar.

(9/13/2019 1:09:00 PM - 9/14/2019 9:30:00 AM)
 
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