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 1100680
Death: 4
Displaced: -
Countries: South Africa
From - To 20 Nov - 22 Nov

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KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, South Africa, November 2020Heavy rain caused flash flooding in parts of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, South Africa, from 20 November 2020. Four flood- and rain-related fatalities were reported.Fri 20 Nov 2020FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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Latest media headlines

Articles: 45 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

Riskiest Spot for Rising Seas Is 50 Miles from the OceanWed, 25 Nov 2020 16:46:00 +0100.

The county most at risk for coastal flooding is not in Florida, North Carolina or New Jersey, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. It’s not even on a coast. It’s Cowlitz County, Wash., population 102,000, about 50 miles inl
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Cagayan gov cites absence of Muslims for peace, order in provinceWed, 25 Nov 2020 10:55:00 +0100.

Cagayan Governor Manuel Mamba dropped an anti-Muslim remark when he touched the peace and order topic during a Senate hearing on Wednesday. "If we dredge the river, restore the Cagayan River to its old glory, I think Cagayan and the north w
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KBC News: Weatherman warns of possible flooding in parts of the countr ... Wed, 25 Nov 2020 08:40:00 +0100.

The weatherman is warning of heavy rainfall over parts of the country beginning Thursday extending to the weekend that could result in possible flooding. A statement from the Kenya meteorological department says that heavy rainfall of more
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Crocodiles emerge as floods ruin Albion farmWed, 25 Nov 2020 08:12:00 +0100.

South Albion farmer Everold Bowen is still tallying his losses after recent weeks of heavy rain battered 15 acres of farmland under cultivation, destroying his plans to export produce to the United Kingdom and Canada any time soon. His face
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),