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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours (ECHO 20 Jun 2024)
Pubdate: 6/20/2024 11:20:02 AM
  • Austria: threshold level 2/3 on Millstätter See.
  • Belgium: threshold level 2/3 for three basins in Flanders.
  • Croatia: threshold level 2/4 on Danube, Drava and Vucica rivers.
  • France:threshold level 2/3 for one river in Maine-Loire aval region.
  • Germany:warning level 2/4 for three regions in the south of Germany.
  • Switzerland: threshold level 4/5 for lower Lake Constance and level 3/5 for the upper Lake Constance.

(6/20/2024 11:22:07 AM - 6/21/2024 9:30:07 AM)
Greece - Wildfires (ECHO 20 Jun 2024)
Pubdate: 6/20/2024 11:20:02 AM
  • Wildfires have been burning across central Greece, in particular in the Attica region, south of the area of the capital Athens since the late morning (UTC) of 19 June, causing population evacuations and damage. The most significant wildfires - Attica-Koropi & Kranidi of Argolis - have been operationally under control.
  • Media report, as of 20 June, a number of preventively evacuated people across the towns and villages of Koropi, Vari, Lambrika and Kitsi, southern Attica region and the Greek Civil Protection reports as of 11:00 (local time) of 20 June that there are no active wildfires. 
  • The Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated in rapid mapping mode () for the Koropi town area on 19 June, to provide the damage assessment.
  • Over the next 48 hours, according to the JRC European Forest Fire Information System (EFFIS), the fire danger forecast is expected from very high to very extreme across the whole Attica region.

(6/20/2024 11:22:07 AM - 6/21/2024 9:30:07 AM)
Mexico, USA, Central America - Tropical storm ALBERTO (ECHO 20 Jun 2024)
Pubdate: 6/20/2024 11:20:02 AM
  • Tropical storm ALBERTO is approaching the north-eastern coast of Veracruz state and on 20 June at 6.00 UTC, its centre was located over the sea approximately 185 km east-southeast of Tampico city, south-eastern Tamaulipas state, eastern Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h.
  • ALBERTO is forecasted to move westwards,  making landfall over the eastern coast of central Mexico on 20 June, then weakening by moving inland, and dissipating over central Mexico on 20-21 June.
  • According to UN OCHA, heavy rainfall and strong winds associated with ALBERTO have impacted Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador. In addition, media report three fatalities in Nuevo León state, north-eastern Mexico due to the tropical storm.
  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecasted over the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, and south Texas (USA). Moreover, moderate to heavy rainfall is also expected across most of Central America.
  • A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the Texas coast and for the northeastern coast of Mexico. 

(6/20/2024 11:22:07 AM - 6/21/2024 9:30:07 AM)
Kenya - Floods, update (ECHO 20 Jun 2024)
Pubdate: 6/20/2024 11:20:02 AM
  • While the March-April-May (MAM) 2024 rainfall period has ceased over most parts of the country, some heavy rainfall continues to affect parts of Kenya.
  • Since the beginning of the long rainy season in March above average rains have caused rivers overflow - particularly the Tana river - and floods that have resulted in casualties and severe damage to infrastructure. 
  • UN OCHA reports, as of 19 June, 315 fatalities, 38 persons still missing, 188 injured people and more than 293,200 displaced people, of which approximately 54,000 are still in 81 accommodation centres. A total of over 306,500 affected people across the country, where the worst affected are Tana River, Migori and Garissa counties.
  • Over the next 48 hours, more heavy rainfall is still forecasted over central and southern Kenya. According to the Kenya Meteorological Department, the forecast for June-July-August suggests that the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the Rift Valley, parts of the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, and northwestern regions are likely to receive above-average rainfall which might lead to flooding and subsequent populations displacements.

(6/20/2024 11:22:07 AM - 6/21/2024 9:30:07 AM)
Indonesia - Floods (ECHO 20 Jun 2024)
Pubdate: 6/20/2024 11:20:02 AM
  • Heavy rainfall has been affecting northern Indonesia, in particular the Sulawesi Island over the past 48 hours, causing floods and river overflows.
  • The ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet) reports that, as of 20 June, there are nearly 1,500 affected people and approximately 340 affected houses across the Boalemo and the Bone Bolango regencies, Gorontalo province, northern Sulawesi Island.
  • Over the next 24 hours, very heavy rainfall is forecasted over most of the Sulawesi Island.

(6/20/2024 11:22:07 AM - 6/21/2024 9:30:07 AM)