Overall Green alert Flood
in United Kingdom

Event summary

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

GDACS ID FL 1100730
Death: 0
Displaced: 20496
Countries: United Kingdom
From - To 14 Jan - 24 Jan

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Storm Christoph, UK, January 2021Around 2,000 families evacuated their homes in parts of Manchester and Merseyside, England, and Wrexham in North Wales, after heavy rain from Storm Christoph caused rivers to rise overnight, 20 to 21 January 2021. Media said the evacuations in Greater Manchester were precautionary and many residents were able to return to their homes unaffected. Media in UK reported evacuations in Warrington (80 people) and a few others in Northwich, Chester, Ellesmere Port and Tattenhall. Five people were rescued from floods in Bewsey, Warrington. Roads were closed in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Shropshire, where 5 people were rescued from trapped vehicles and some train services suspended. Around 80 people were evacuated after eight streets were left under water in Skewen, Neath Port Talbot, Wales. Flooding was said to be related to mine works in the area.Wed 20 Jan 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. 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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Southern Africa – Tropical Storm Eloise Flash Update No.5, As of 22 Ja ... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 23:17:00 +0100.

English Situation Report on Mozambique and 5 other countries about Food and Nutrition, Health, Epidemic, Flash Flood and more; published on 22 Jan 2021 by OCHA
Mozambique: Cyclone strengthening and heading for Beira - AIM reportFri, 22 Jan 2021 17:21:00 +0100.

Mozambique: Cyclone strengthening and heading for Beira – AIM report. Cyclone Eloise is on a course that will take it straight to the central Mozambican city of Beira, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), operated by the U
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Ports, power plants brace for storm heading to Mozambique, southern Af ... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:21:00 +0100.

Mozambican port of Beira to temporarily halt operations Power plants in eastern South Africa face risk of flooding. Mozambique braced for the arrival of a cyclone that threatens to disrupt one of its key ports and flood power plants in neig
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News24.com | Tropical storm Eloise threatens to disrupt South Africa's ... Fri, 22 Jan 2021 12:19:00 +0100.

Tropical Storm Eloise is expected to become a cyclone before making landfall later on Friday or early Saturday near the port of Beira in Mozambique; Eloise is forecast to lose strength as it moves across land, while still dumping rain in ea
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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),