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Floods and flood warnings during the last 24 hours reported by national services (ECHO 09 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/9/2022 10:58:20 AM
  • Spain: Warning level 2/3 for the Tietar, Alagon and Duero regions.


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Portugal - Severe weather, update (ECHO 09 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/9/2022 10:58:20 AM
  • Heavy rainfall and strong winds continue to hit Portugal, particularly the Lisbon metropolitan area, over the past few days, causing floods and resulting in casualties and damage. The most affected municipalities are Oeiras, Sintra, Odivelas, Loures and Lisboa and the areas of Alcântara, Campo Grande, Campo Pequeno and Baixa.
  • According to media reports, at least one person died in Algés village (Oeiras Municipality, Lisbon metropolitan area) following a flood event. Previously on 6 December, Algarve Region has also been affected by heavy rainfall and floods, mostly in the municipalities of Faro, Loulé, Tavira and Albufeira.
  • On 9-10 December, moderate to heavy rain is expected across most parts of the country, particularly over central Portugal.

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Indonesia - Earthquake (ECHO 09 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/9/2022 10:58:20 AM
  • An earthquake of 5.8 M at a depth of 124 km occurred in Cianjur Regency (West Java Province) on 8 December at 00.50 UTC (7.50 local time). The epicentre of the earthquake was approximately 9 km north of Cianjur Town.
  • According to the ASEAN Disaster Information Network (ADINet), seven people have been displaced, and more than 170 affected.
  • This seismic event occurred 15 km north-east of the 5.6M event of 21 November that resulted in more than 300 fatalities.  

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India, Sri Lanka - Tropical cyclone MANDOUS, update (ECHO 09 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/9/2022 10:58:20 AM
  • Tropical cyclone MANDOUS continued north-west over the south-western Bay of Bengal on 8 December, toward south-eastern India and far off northern Sri Lanka. On 9 December at 3.00 UTC, its centre was located over the sea approximately 200 km south-east of Pondicherry city (Pondicherry Union Territory) and the coastal area of northern Tamil Nadu state, with maximum sustained wind up to 100 km/h.
  • MANDOUS is expected to weaken and to make landfall in the area of Pondicherry city on 9 December very early in the afternoon (UTC), with maximum sustained wind of 80-85 km/h. On the forecast track, it is expected to continue moving inland over northern Tamil Nadu on 10 December, further weakening.
  • Over the next 24 hours, moderate to locally heavy rainfall and strong winds are forecast over Pondicherry, central and northern coastal Tamil Nadu, and southern coastal Andhra Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red warning for heavy rainfall over parts of Tamil Nadu.

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Kenya - Impact of the ongoing drought on education (ECHO 09 Dec 2022)
Pubdate: 12/9/2022 10:58:20 AM
  • According to a study commissioned by Save the Children, more than 2 million children did not attend their third term classes due to the ongoing drought in the country. Moreover, the study reveals that over 3.5 million will not report back come January 2023, when schools reopen, as the hunger crisis worsens.
  • In 17 counties worst hit by the drought, an average of 52% of learning institutions are affected across all levels, including early childhood education and development, primary and secondary. The shortage of water in schools, lack of school meals, lack of teachers, dilapidated infrastructure and resource-based conflicts are cited as reasons for learners dropping out.
  • According to the September 2022 risk report published by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), about 4.3 million people are in need of emergency food assistance in Kenya.
  • The latest NDMA report states that over 942,000 cases of malnutrition have been reported in children aged between six and 59 months, while 134,000 cases of pregnant and lactating women are acutely malnourished and in need of treatment.

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