Overall Green alert Flood
in United States

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1102594
Death: 1
Displaced: 200
Countries: United States
From - To 29 Apr - 23 May

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USA - Severe weather (ECHO 23 May 2024)Thu, 23 May 2024 10:35

  • Heavy rainfall, strong wind and thunderstorms affected the Central Plains and the Midwest regions and particularly Iowa on 21 May, causing tornados that have resulted in casualties and damage.
  • According to media, as of 23 May, five people died in Greenfield city in Adair county in south-western Iowa and at least 35 have been injured. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported, as of 22 May, more than 100 destroyed buildings and 14,000 people affected by power outages.
  • For the next 24 hours, more heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms are expected in the central and eastern parts of the United States.
Alaska State, USA, May 2024An ice jam breakup along the Kuskokwim River flooded comminute close to the river in Western Alaska in May 2024. State Governor declared a state disaster.Sun 12 May 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.

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 650 | About casualties: 156 | Last hour: 0

MIL-OSI United Kingdom: Yellow weather warning for thunderstorms | Wes ... 2024-05-26T14:07+0200.

Source: City of Westminster. There is a Met Office Yellow Weather Warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms in place for 1000 – 1900 on Sunday 26 May. This covers London and the South East of England. In the event of heavy rainfall, you can
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Hyderabad May 'Face Serious Flooding', RWAs Concerned Ahead Of Monsoon2024-05-26T11:12+0200.

Hyderabad: With the approaching rains in the city, Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) of Greater Hyderabad have urged the state government to implement a permanent solution to urban flooding. They have emphasised on taking preventive meas
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Capital FM » WFP implements anticipatory action to mitigate impact of ... 2024-05-26T10:57+0200.

MOGADISHU, May 26 (Xinhua) — The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said it, along with its partners, has successfully implemented the second anticipatory action to mitigate the impacts of El-Nino-induced floods in Somalia. The WFP sai
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Houthis set to release over 100 government prisoners in Yemen after po ... 2024-05-26T10:46+0200.

A man carries a weapon as people attend a graduation ceremony for cadet, completed their military training under the name of “Aqsa Flood”, organized by the Houthis, in Arhab district of Sana’a, Yemen on February 4, 2024. [Mohammed Hamoud –
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (36), (2), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),